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This week we are truly winding down from the school year and working on closing our classroom community.  The children are working on scrubbing and cleaning the classroom chairs and tables.  They are also scrubbing slipper boxes, book bins, and some shelves.  As the week goes by they will be bringing home items that they will...
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As we come closer to the end of the school year, excitement and anticipation begins to take over.  However, there is still work to be done in the classroom.  We presented two new culture units this week. Our new continent study in Geography is Asia.  Using the Montessori Puzzle maps, students can locate and draw different regions of...
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Our newest Math unit is graphing.  Younger students were given lessons on graphs, including the pictograph, bar graph, and the circle graph.  Older students were shown how to plot a coordinate. Activities on the shelf will allow them to explore this concept further. For our Science Unit, we will be discussing recycling and some ways...
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The month of April has quickly come to an end and May is in full swing! The lower elementary teachers and students have been hard at work in preparation for this final month of the school year. This week students have continued learning about the midwestern/central states in the U.S.A. On the Geography shelf, first...
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We are entering our last full month of school and we continue to introduce new units to keep our students busy.  This week we introduced the Animal Stories in Zoology.  Throughout the year, we have had units on the invertebrates and the five groups of vertebrates.  The Animal Stories are packets that have riddles that...
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What a beautiful week!  It was nice to see the sunshine despite a little bit of rain.  The school year is coming closer to an end, but we still have some exciting work happening in the classroom. Students were introduced to a new Geography Unit on the Midwest/Central states. They are learning the flags of these states, doing...
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We enjoyed hearing all the exciting stories about break and viewing the Total Eclipse. What an amazing experience that was!! In the classroom, equally amazing things continue to occur. The students are still working on completing their work plan and challenging their minds. We have switched History units with the other lower class, so Lower South students...
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With the teasing of spring weather, the lower teachers have made the transition from science work to implementing botany work into the classroom environment. In previous weeks the children have been exploring different works pertaining to the flowers unit on the botany shelf. To continue with the botany curriculum, children were introduced to a second...
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  We started the week off with our 1BookBG kickoff!  Students were introduced to their books and spent some time reading the first few pages together.  A packet of information was sent home with ideas to do as you read the books together as a family.  We will take some time each week to allow...
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This year in Geography, we have traveled around the globe, stopping in Antarctica, the Arctic Circle, and now South America.  We are learning about the countries, flags, animals, and biomes of the continent to our south.  South America not only houses some of the driest areas of the world, but some of the wettest, such...
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