April 5, 2019

Day

April showers bring May flowers! Our toddlers are blooming flowers! This year the children have grown not only physically but developmentally as well! Children are mastering many practical life works and are gaining independence taking care of their daily needs! Our toddlers have many jobs within the classroom too; watering plants, washing the tables, laundry...
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Kindergarten students had the opportunity to go to Campus Pollyeyes on Tuesday!  After a tour of the kitchen, we had the chance to see the preparation of the dough and what it takes to make each pizza or breadstick.  Students were invited to make their own pizzas and experience the consistency and texture of each...
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On the 1st of April, April Fools, Mr. Dave wrote on our morning schedule that we had to write at least 20 pages on how wonderful our teachers are and there would be no lunch and recess. Then he pulled up the real schedule and said, “April Fools!!!!”        In my writer’s workshop class we...
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For this week we thought we would discuss a small but very important area in our classroom, the Peace Corner. We have set aside this small part of our room and created a peaceful place.  We have decorated the area, and we use it for reflection, recharging, letting go of worries or stress, and to...
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This week’s highlights included: -Planting flowers in our Peace Pal groups, and now our students have to nurture the flowers to grow -Investigating many pictures of Monera -Voting for our next Literature Circle books -Many homework presentations  
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Last Thursday,  we experienced Newton’s 3rd law of motion in action. We did a “balloon rocket lab” to show how “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” We blew up our balloons as big as they could go and let them go down a string path to see which person’s went the...
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The movable alphabet is a key part of the Montessori Language Curriculum. It comes in a small wooden box that includes red consonant letters and blue vowel letters. In lower elementary, this material is most often used for spelling. Students will lay out their spelling cards, sound out each word, and spell it using the...
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Kindergarten students had the opportunity to go to Campus Pollyeyes on Tuesday!  After a tour of the kitchen, we had the chance to see the preparation of the dough and what it takes to make each pizza or breadstick.  Students were invited to make their own pizzas and experience the consistency and texture of each...
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