Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JBMA dismissal at 1:00 on 4/17

Hello Parents! Just a quick reminder that JBMA will be closing tomorrow at 1:00 with NO Aftercare! Have a great long weekend!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week in Review: April 7-11


We had another exciting week in Lower Elementary! We worked very hard! 

For language jobs this week,  First grade students were introduced to verbs of being (is, am, are, was, were), made inferences from a text they read, and were introduced to paraphrasing.  Second grade students had practice with verbs of being, wrote sentences with contractions, and practiced paraphrasing text. Third Grade students created a verbs of being chart, practiced contractions, and paraphrased a text on meteors and asteroids. 

For math jobs this week,  First grade practiced subtraction, counted by 2's, 5's, and 10's, and were introduced to liquid measurement conversions.  Second grade students practiced division, were introduced to front end estimation, and reviewed liquid measurement conversions. Third Grade students reviewed all four math operations, had continued practice with hands on equations, and were introduced to rotations and reflections of geometric shapes.  

In history, students watched short videos about youth and young children who have made differences in the world around them. Students were challenged to find ways of "filling someone's cup" and making a difference in the world around them. No act of kindness is too small! Everyone can make a difference!

In science, students continued to study vertebrates. Students watched short videos on fish and learned several facts about fish and their body parts. Students also completed a set of 3-part-cards as a follow up to the lesson. Next week, students will compare and contrast amphibians and reptiles. 

Next week, students will be busy at work reviewing dictionary skills, solving word problems with division and subtraction, counting coins, sentence analysis, and probability. 

REMINDERS:
-All homework is typically sent home on Monday and is to be completed during the week. It is due on Friday. Students will be given Spelling tests and Math Timed tests in class every Friday. 

Per the handbook, if a student has a fever or vomiting, they may not return to school for 24 hours. This simple practice helps all of us to be present and ready to work each day.

April Events

April 17th - Dismissal at 1:00 NO AFTERCARE 
April 18th and 21st-  No School
April 24th- Lower Elementary to the Children's Theater 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Summer Camps at JBMA

Check out the opportunities for summer programs! Applications can be found on our website!




The board of JBMA would like to encourage our Bruno students to sign up for the summer programs.  We are very fortunate to be able to offer our students such high caliber summer programs and they will be held at the school for the convenience of our families. We are excited about partnering with Roy Hudson, artistic director of the Virginia Samford Theater, Kimberly Kirkland from the Alys Stephens Center, and also Dr. Carmel McNicholas-Bevensee, Ph.D from the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology.


Please considering enrolling your child in a summer program at JBMA this summer!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Gentle Reminder

Hello families! We wanted to send you a quick reminder about student illnesses. Per the handbook, if a student has a fever or vomiting, they may not return to school for 24 hours. This simple practice helps all of us to be present and ready to work each day. Thanks!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week in Review: March 31 - April 4


We had another wonderful week in Lower Elementary! We were very busy and enjoyed a week full of learning! 

For language jobs this week,  First grade students reviewed antonyms, practiced retelling and comprehension skills, and symbolized sentences they created.  Second grade students practiced retelling and comprehension skills, identified the setting, character, and plot of a story, and reviewed prepositions. Third Grade students reviewed pronouns, practiced retelling and comprehension skills, and choose a word study job from the cabinet.  

For math jobs this week,  First grade students reviewed place value and were introduced to subtraction.  Second grade students were introduced to division and worked with pictures to determine probability. Third Grade students found the average of numbers, reviewed all the math operations, and identified the parts of a circle. 

All students worked together to a create charts depicting what students did during Spring Break. 

Next week, students will be busy at work identifying verbs of being. Students will also work with subtraction, division, contractions, paraphrasing, and liquid measurement. 


REMINDERS:
-All homework is typically sent home on Monday and is to be completed during the week. It is due on Friday. Students will be given Spelling tests and Math Timed tests in class every Friday. 

April Events

April 17th - Dismissal at 1:00
April 18th and 21st-  No School
April 24th- Lower Elementary to the Children's Theater 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book Fair Link!

Hello families! If you haven't had an opportunity to check out our great book fair - have no fear! Mrs. Jessica has created an account online where you and your child can order books and also view the teachers' wish lists for classroom books. Check it out! Happy Reading!


http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=jsbrunomontessoriacademy





Sunday, March 16, 2014

Week in Review for March 10-14


We had a great week in Lower Elementary! From practicing for the upcoming Spring program to celebrating Pi day (3/14/14), we were very busy!  

For language jobs this week,  First grade students reviewed ABC Order, prefixes, and suffixes.  Second grade students reviewed antonyms, synonyms, and syllables. Third Grade students reviewed sentence parts (subject and predicate), homophones/homographs/homonyms, and antonyms/synonyms. 

For math jobs this week,  First grade students reviewed how to solve for missing variables, adding with larger numbers, and counting coins. Second grade students reviewed multiplication, word problems, and proper/improper/mixed number fractions. Third Grade students reviewed division, multiplication, and adding/subtracting of fractions. 

On Friday (3/14/14), we celebrated Pi Day. We learned what pi was by hearing a presentation and listening to two Pi Day songs. We then went to stations where we graphed several numbers of pi, made a bracelet with colored beads to symbolize the first several digits of pi, and found pi using hands-on materials. 

Next week, students will be busy at work reviewing possessive, common, and proper nouns. Students will also review rounding, fractions, and the commutative property. 


REMINDERS:
-All homework is typically sent home on Monday and is to be completed during the week. It is due on Friday. Students will be given Spelling tests and Math Timed tests in class every Friday. 

March Events

-3/18-Spring Program at 7:00
-3/24-3/28 - Spring Break