February 15, 2019

Day

This week in middle school we started a new humanities unit. We are exploring westward expansion in the U.S in the early-mid 1800’s. We started this by having a lesson on The Trail of Tears. We were very surprised to learn about the terrible tragedies the Native Americans had to endure as they were kicked...
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There are many life skills elementary students need to learn.  One that is very important to learn about is money.  This week we introduced our money unit.  According to the Ohio State Standards, first year students need to be able to identify coins by name and value.  Second and third year students need to be...
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Music and movement! This winter we have had many opportunities for music and movement experiences! Through gross motor and fine motor activities children strengthen their large and small motor muscles. Painting at the easel is one work we do to strengthen the muscles in our hand and fingers; these activities are linked to successful reading...
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This week’s highlights included: -An assembly on Heart Health -Preparation for conferences -Medieval Project small groups started construction on their 3D Manors -A Valentine’s Party
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                        We celebrated Valentine’s Day this week in Early Childhood.  Children explored painting a heart at the easel, lacing hearts, and making and delivering valentines.  Students created individual valentine bags in our classroom and passed out valentines to friends.  We enjoyed a small treat...
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We celebrated Valentine’s Day this week in Early Childhood.  Children explored painting a heart at the easel, lacing hearts, and making and delivering valentines.  Students created individual valentine bags in our classroom and passed out valentines to friends.  We enjoyed a small treat as a class on Wednesday.  Thank you to the families who donated...
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With the short week, our main focus was preparing for our student-led conferences on Thursday and Friday, finishing our literary essays, as well as having our classroom party.  Next week, the 4th and 5th year students will begin a writing workshop centered on poetry. Looking forward to seeing you all at conferences.
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This has been an interesting week with all this crazy weather.  We hope that all of you have been able to stay safe and warm.  We are thankful we were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the students on Wednesday.  They enjoyed several activities, treats, and a movie to end our day.  They also used...
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