Kaitlan Sewell

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This week the lower classrooms added a fun art activity to go alongside our Antarctica/Polar Region Unit. Lower North is painting a polar bear and Lower South is creating an orca. We are continuing our unit on flags, but have narrowed the focus to the United States of America Flag. With this unit the students...
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Early Childhood was busy this week with so many new works across all curriculum areas! Our beautiful light table was introduced to the classroom. This work allows children to explore color and shape and how light refraction enhances our colorful, transparent mediums. On our sensorial shelves we introduced a new unit-rough and smooth. The geo-solid bases...
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This week, students made electroscopes in Science and Oldowan Industrial Complexes (core choppers) in conjunction with their study of Homo Habilis. We also lost our ability to be bipedal for 20 minutes on Tuesday afternoon. We have a new appreciation for walking upright! Students also studied absolute zero, least common multiples, and mixed to improper fractions...
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In lieu of the winter season, students this week were given new geography lessons. In Lower North, children are exploring the Arctic and Polar Regions. During this unit, they will be learning about different Arctic animals as well as the physical features of the Arctic by studying a map of the area. Students will also...
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It’s been over 100 days of the school year!  Thanks for being a part of the Journey. This week, we are focusing our mathematical attention on reviewing divisibility rules for ease of operation, doing multi-step fraction and percentage problems, performing algebraic calculations with a focus on order of operation, and compounding interest using exponential functions...
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In lieu of the winter season, students this week were given new geography lessons. In Lower North, children are exploring the Arctic and Polar Regions. During this unit, they will be learning about different Arctic animals as well as the physical features of the Arctic by studying a map of the area. Students will also...
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This week we worked on cleaning up after ourselves, putting away our works, and matching skills.
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This week we added the solid cards to our geometric cabinet to match the shapes from drawer to picture. The next cube was also added to the Sensorial shelf; the cube of the trinomial. First the child sorts the cubes and prisms by color and then builds the larger cube in a color-sequential order. As...
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As our month of January continues and nears the end, many of our students are well-established and know the routine of the classroom.  We hope you saw this during your visit on Thursday at Curriculum Night.  If you were not able to join us, please take some time to visit during a school day and...
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This week, 6th years started planning their 6th-year annual end-of-year trip. This year, students decided they wanted to sell books from 3:00- 3:15 pm in the atrium after school for $4 a book. They plan to start next week and continue daily for as long as possible. They want to raise enough money to go...
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