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On March 13, 2020 our world was turned upside down.  Our school closed with businesses closing soon after.  We were asked to stay home.  Stay home to work, to teach, to parent, to play, to do everything.  Some people took it in stride, did their best and had fun.  Others were overwhelmed with all the emails,...
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We cannot believe the school year is almost over!  We still have a couple of “Theme Day” activities planned before we say goodbye to our friends for the summer.  From Lego Day to Talent Day, there is always excitement and anticipation for this fun-filled week.  A letter of these special days was sent via email...
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Traditionally, the last few days of school we plan special activities to say goodbye to our friends for the summer and to bring closure to our community. Here are the plans for the last days of school. Monday, May 25, 2020-Memorial Day-No School Tuesday, May 26, 2020-LEGO Day  Students will build a small structure...
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It is hard to believe that we are in week 7 of Distance Learning. We hope everyone is staying healthy and finding some kind of normalcy in these unprecedented times. We have been working hard to keep the kids learning and progressing academically and want to thank all of you for your support. For language we introduced...
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We were excited to be able to meet with everyone for a typical morning meeting this week.  Students who did not have a chance to share while we were in session, now have that opportunity.  Listening to the Happy Thoughts they sent out reminds us that it is important for them to share their feelings out...
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One way our lower elementary students have been keeping in touch with each other is by writing letters. Letter writing is an essential skill.  Encouraging them to write letters from an early age will improve their communication, social and handwriting skills, and teach them what they need to know about writing and structuring letters.  A lesson was given, by mail, on the five parts...
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The lower teachers are missing everyone and our classrooms terribly. We all hope the Distance Learning site is offering helpful resources for the parents and the students. This week we uploaded new videos and activities for Zoology, Handwriting, and Grammar. The students were also given a new activity for Word Study. This activity included the...
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The lower elementary team misses our students so much! It definitely filled a need to see their faces and hear that they are all doing well. We can not thank you enough for being so supportive and patient with us in this time of inconsistency and uncertainty. Continue to take care of each other and...
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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! On the math shelf, we have added measurement work.  At their introductory lesson, younger students measured with non-standard units and were introduced to the ruler, which has inches and centimeters.  Older students, will be...
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