Lower Elementary North

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Fall is here. With the weather change and the attempt to get the students outside as much as possible, please check the weather every morning before school.  In the past years, families have found it helpful to keep a pair of waterproof boots at school throughout the week for recess and P.E. We will go...
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The students in Lower Elementary have definitely been busy bees already this year! The children have many academic responsibilities to complete throughout each week, but academics are not the only thing keeping the young learners busy. As part of the Practical Life curriculum in Lower Elementary, each student has a classroom job. These classroom responsibilities...
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It amazes us how quickly time goes by.  Perhaps, it is because time flies when we’re having fun.  Or is it that time flies when we are busy, or both? This week has been a week of many new unit lessons.  Here is a list of the new work our students have been exploring:  In...
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To enhance our curriculum in the classroom, our students have Spanish, Music, Art and Physical Education weekly.  Spanish, Music and Art are all taking place in the classroom, and P.E. is outdoors, weather permitting, or in the Oberheu Room.  The Special Teachers block off an hour for each of the classrooms. Senora Clementina Whitaker is...
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We began our week with International Day of Peace. Every student participated in making a pinwheel, which they wrote or drew what “peace” means to them. We discussed why this day was declared and participated in a school peace song. Our hope is to continue to spread peace throughout our world. This week we added to our word study shelf, focusing...
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We have just completed the fourth week of school already! The students in the Lower Classrooms have been hard at work and eager at learning new things. This week students were introduced to new writing mechanics lessons covering two of the punctuation marks, the question mark and the period. After the lessons, students had the...
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The lower elementary classrooms are quickly coming to some normalization.  Students are learning what their expectations are and making wise choices. They are becoming familiar with what activities they can do and working towards completing the expected work. Earlier this week we shared our Daily Schedule with all families and I’m sure you will agree that we...
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The upcoming three day weekend will be well deserved for both students and teachers.  It has been a very busy week!  In order to reach normalization in the classroom there is much orientation going on.  Students have been taking in an immense amount of information regarding the routine in the classroom as well as expectations...
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This week in our classroom, we introduced the miniature environment.  This material allows students to set up the environment and write sentences with the different parts of speech.  Younger students are focusing on shorter sentences using articles, adjectives, nouns and verbs.  They are also practicing sentence structure.  Older students focus on longer sentences adding prepositions...
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The weather outside hasn’t changed much with the chilly temperatures, but we have new units, in the classroom, that have changed! Our newest math unit is graphing.  Students will be exploring pictographs, bar graphs, and pie graphs.  Gathering, collecting, and interpreting numerical information is a necessary skill. In Zoology, our mammal study has begun. It...
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