Upper Elementary West

Category

For history, our culminating project on early humans is making our own timeline. To accomplish this, students have formed small groups to research information on either Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, or Homo Sapiens. Research includes where and when each group lived, what they ate, what they looked like, what their brain size was, if...
Read More
This week in Upper West we had a very fun week. For Physical Education we have been doing lots of jump roping! We started off by practicing jumping in and out of circles, then we did different tricks while jump roping. Today we went outside like we have been but we got to play kickball!...
Read More
For our geography lesson this week we had to do the study of languages. We each have a country or continent and we would color the place for what language they mostly speak. We had to make sure we added a legend or key. It looked really colorful when it was done. The study of...
Read More
This week the Starship Company visited us with their robots. You have to give it to them. They have interesting jokes. They can also do a wheelie to get over bumps. Starship switched to foam wheels to be eco-friendly. They go at a walking pace (4 mph) to keep up with the crowd and not...
Read More
We had PE on Monday instead of Wednesday. We had lots of fun, and we also played outside in the grass. We learned about the different ways to play basketball games about drum stopping, passing, and shooting. Also did activity cards. After that we went back to the classroom and read a new book called...
Read More
Hello, today I will be sharing the weekly news with you, starting with science. What we did for science was dissect owl pellets. Owl pellets are bones and fur mixed together. It seems gross but it’s not really. Owl pellets are clean. Some people actually used their hands (we washed hands immediately after)! We found...
Read More
This week in Montessori schools all over the world, the kids and staff are celebrating Montessori Appreciation week. The event days start on February 22 every year. Monday was School Appreciation Day, where you wear Montessori attire. I wasn’t actually there, but I asked what everyone did Monday. Everyone made heart gifts for their parents,...
Read More
In Upper West this week, we focused on completing our fantasy stories. For these stories, we looked at some of the main components of a traditional fantasy story – elements of magic, a voyage or quest, and a clear hero and anti-hero. Part of the writing sequence involves having a peer conference with another student who listens...
Read More
This week the students began preparing for the parent conferences by making videos of themselves teaching lessons using Montessori materials. They also started their conference packets where they reflect on their work habits and academics up to this point in the year. Pictured above is a biome lesson with Miss Deb and a student researching the...
Read More
Hello, today I will be sharing this week’s news with you. This week we started literature groups again. The three books that were chosen were Bridge to Terabithia, Hatchet, and Island of the Blue Dolphins. Also, this week we started making video lessons for our parents for conferences. Some of us are finished with the...
Read More
1 2 3 4 9