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We are in the full swing of things in Upper Elementary. It’s been nice getting into a routine and flow. Next Monday, September 18th, we will go on a field trip to Seneca Caverns in Bellevue, Ohio. Seneca Caverns is one of Ohio’s largest underground caverns and one of America’s most fascinating geological wonders! I...
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This week, students studied the Geologic Timeline in history. 5th years began their study of Botany, and 6th years began studying human systems. Students continue to work on math operations and delve into new lessons. We had our first Literature Circle discussion Thursday. This is an opportunity for students to show what they know! They...
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It has been a wonderful first few weeks of school! Your children’s kindness and excitement for school is invigorating. We have had a lot of fun diving into work and building a community. This week, we are in full swing! We began Spelling, Language, Writing, Grammar, Geometry, Math, Reading, Geography, Science, History, and Spanish. For...
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The days have been simultaneously very long and moving very quickly lately. It must be almost May! We have seen awesome homework projects on Onigiri and got a glimpse of a needle felting project in the works. Homework projects are due next week.  This week students studied levers in Science, apothems in Geometry, multiplying and cubing decimals in...
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It’s been a fun week making screw sets out of K’nx, mixing herbs for our Colonial America study, putting on colonial costumes and plays, writing stories outside, and being back together as a community.    Next Wednesday, April 19th, we will be going on a field trip to Fort Meigs. During our trip, students will...
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This week we continued with our Colonial America simulation. In Science, we began our study of simple machines with the definition of work (W=FxD). In Writing, students are working on memoirs. In math, students work on square roots, fractions, and decimals. Finally, in Language, students are working on adverbial modifiers and types of adjectives. We...
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This week we celebrated Pi Day! As many of you know, the number is infinite and non-repeating, so we had plenty and plenty of activities to do. Each activity represented a part of our normal curriculum (Language, math, geometry etc.). Students constructed Pi number lines by measuring the circumference of various circular objects. Students read...
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This week students have studied Colonial Government, exceptional weather, binomials, square roots, carbonic acid, collective and proper nouns, types of prepositions, and so much more!  We have also had some impressive homework presentations this week that demonstrate new learning, initiative, creativity, determination, and interests. I appreciate the time and energy you put into the project to...
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This week we have been studying Biomes in Science. Students have been making 3-D book dioramas. In History, everyone has landed in the New World and will begin setting up their government soon. In Math, students have worked on percents, reciprocals, binomials x binomials, order of operations, and trinomial squares. Finally, in Language, students learn...
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It’s been a busy week this week! In our History simulation, students have set sail for the New World. Colonists’ fate was determined by randomly drawing “fate” cards. A few ships were lost at sea with valuable resources, a few colonists ran out of food and had to eat animals, and a few colonies experienced...
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