Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week in Review: April 23rd - 27th


Lower Elementary students had a wonderful week! Our 3rd grade students enjoyed three amazing days at Camp McDowell and Classroom 3 had a field trip to Children's Theater. All students had a busy week completing review lessons in language, math, and the cultural areas. We look forward to another wonderful week!

Reminders
April 30th - May 4th : 3rd Grade Standardized Testing 

May 8th : Classroom 1 and 2 to Children's Theater

May 10th : Hall of Plants 1:30-2:30
Come and see our Lower Elementary Students share their knowledge of a specific plant they have been growing and caring for!

Third Graders At Camp McDowell 











Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week in Review : April 9th - 13th

We had another great week in Lower Elementary! Students enjoyed the beautiful weather and were able to have a few lessons outside!

For language jobs, all students reviewed dictionary/thesaurus skills and were introduced to the different types of sentences. First graders reviewed prepositions, second graders were introduced to conjunctions, and third graders analyzed sentences containing direct objects and/or adverbial phrases and were introduced to quotation marks.

For math jobs, all students practiced solving fraction word problems and money word problems, created tally charts, and identified flips (reflections), turns (rotations), and slides (translations). First grade students were introduced to the commutative property of addition and multiplication, while second graders were introduced to the commutative and associative property of addition and multiplication, and third graders were introduced to the commutative, associative, and identity property of addition and multiplication.

REMINDERS 

April 23rd - 25th - 3rd Grade to Camp McDowell 

April 26th -  Classroom 3 to Children's Theater

April 30th - May 4th - Standardized Testing








Sunday, April 8, 2018

Week in Review : April 3rd - 6th

We had a wonderful week in Lower Elementary! Students enjoyed working and learning with their classmates as we returned from Spring Break.

In language this week, students reviewed rhyming words and contractions. First graders continued their work with prepositions, while second graders wrote sentences containing pronouns. Third graders analyzed sentences and identified them as either facts or opinions. All students began a new writing unit which will focus on writing various types of poetry.

In math this week, first graders were introduced to large division while second and third graders solved problems with all four operations. All students solved word problems involving fractions, reviewed ordinal numbers, and also reviewed the characteristics of geometric solids. Second and third graders used rounding in order to estimate the sum of two addends.

For cultural work this week, students began a botany study by exploring the way that plants are classified. Students also viewed a video and completed a follow up work which identified the different layers of the atmosphere. Students are also continuing to explore ways to increase peaceful behaviors within the classroom and world as part of a larger unit of study on peace.

We look forward to a wonderful upcoming week!

REMINDERS 
Tuesday, April 10th - Art Show! 

April 23rd - 25th - 3rd Grade to Camp McDowell 

April 26th -  Classroom 3 to Children's Theater 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Reminders for the week of March 19th - 23rd

We have a busy week ahead! Here are some reminders!

Monday, March 19th  - Parent Meeting for  3rd grade trip to Camp McDowell

Tuesday, March 20th - Spring Program at 7:00. Please have your child in Classroom 3 at 6:40. 

Friday, March 23rd - Dismissal at 1:00 for Spring Break Holiday! No Aftercare! 

Monday, April 2nd -  No School (Easter Monday) 





Week in Review: March 12-16

We had a wonderful, amazing week in Lower Elementary! The highlight of our week was PI Day! On March 14 (3/14), Lower Elementary students completed Pi Day stations (led by our middle schoolers). Students did artwork with circles, measured the circumference/diameter of different sized cans, made the digits of pi through playing a card game, and much more! We even had moon pies to celebrate! Enjoy the pictures!



















Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week in Review : March 5th - 9th

Students had another wonderful week full of learning in Lower Elementary!

For language jobs, first grade students were introduced to prepositions, reviewed commas, identified syllables, and wrote pairs of homonyms. Second graders symbolized sentences with pronouns, reviewed commas, broke words down into syllables, and wrote pairs of homonyms. Third grade students analyzed sentences, reviewed commas, broke words down into syllables, and wrote pairs of homonyms.

For math jobs, all students reviewed rounding, identified the missing variable in equations, and reviewed previously learned concepts involving fractions. First graders solved problems using addition, subtraction, and multiplication while second and third graders solved large problems using all four operations.

For cultural jobs, students took a trip around campus to look for birds as part of their vertebrate study. Students wrote down the name, description, and activity of a bird they saw and drew a picture in their Bird Field Guide. Students continued their research of a famous African-American in history and continued a study of biomes in geography.

We look forward to the week ahead!

Reminders 

Book Fair is THIS week (March 12th - 16th)! Come on down to the library and purchase some good books! 

PI Day- Students will celebrate PI Day on March 14th (3/14) with various activities in the classroom. It will be a fun day of learning! 

March 15th and 16th -  Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th. School will dismiss at 1:00 for Lower El, Upper El, and Middle School. Aftercare will be available. Please sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. 

March 20th- Spring Program beginning at 7:00 

March 23rd - Dismissal at 1:00 for Spring Break holiday! No aftercare 



Sunday, February 25, 2018

Week in Review - The International Festival

Students had an amazing week preparing for the International Festival. Classroom 1 and 2 studied Spain and presented "If you're happy and you know it" in Spanish and a flamenco style dance. Classroom 2 studied Australia and presented the Heel-Toe dance. Thank you to all the parents who helped make the day a success! Here are a few pictures!