Lower Elementary North

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The students continue to work on the many new units that we presented last week upon our return.  We have added Dictionary Work to the language shelf which is a good followup to the Alphabetizing Unit.  Younger students are introduced to this resource book, while older students begin to look for words on their spelling...
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Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful winter break. Our students came back ready for new units and new work. We were busy giving lessons in all subjects. In geography, we’ve started our first continent study of Australia. Students are able to learn the names of the states and territories, the biomes,...
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This week teachers wanted to keep the classroom running as normal as possible. The students were still given check sheets in their folders or planners. All week the children worked diligently in order to get their responsibilities completed. On the history shelf, children were given the opportunity to learn about fun holiday facts with a...
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The book fair was a success. Thank you for your contribution and classroom gifts. The November and December babysitting nights were also a huge success for the professional development fun. The teachers and students enjoyed spending that time together. We have added continent biome maps to to our geography shelf. This gives a visual representation...
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We hope you all had a wonderful and restful break. The students have shared many stories about spending time with family and friends and were ready to come back to share. We are continuing to study The Fundamental Needs of Humans on our history shelf and the biomes on our geography shelf. We continue our...
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I In zoology, we have introduced our second group of vertebrate animals, Amphibians.  We invited Goliath the Frog from the Upper West classroom to visit for our initial lesson.  He is an African Clawed Frog.  Within this unit, students can learn facts about the parts of the frog, the life cycle of amphibians, and the...
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Prior to this week students learned about the angle and the parts of the angle. To expand on the topic of the angle, students this week had a geometry lesson introducing the five principle angles. Students learned about acute, obtuse, whole, straight, and right angles. After being given this lesson, children were able to form...
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This week we are exploring new culture units. The 3rd year are taking a closer look at The United States with the Pin Map. The Geography shelf is introducing the cardinal directions, using a compass rose and reading a map. Our new unit on the History shelf offers work that breaks down the fundamental needs...
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We would like to extend our gratitude for all of you who took the time to meet with us last week.  It is very important to make sure we communicate and share information about your children.  Your child’s progress report is now available on My BackPack if you need to access it. New work this...
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The cool fall weather has us running on a carpet of leaves on the playground.  This has prompted us, as teachers, to organize and prepare our Leaf Unit for our students.  The leaf nomenclature teaches the children the parts of the leaf, including the margin, blade, and petiole.  Identification of different leaves in our area...
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