November 1, 2019, Upper West

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Hello MSBG parents, teachers, and other assorted people. Welcome back to the blog! 

Last week, upper elementary had pretty much no classroom time:)

From Monday to Wednesday, we were at Camp Willson in Bellefountaine, OH. Camp was great! The highlight of our trip was probably horseback riding. That was my favorite class, but I’m partial to anything they show us at camp. I’d say that camp was great, but the teachers tell us to show feelings when we’re writing, so I’d say that camp made me feel elated and impulsive, like anything could happen at any second.

The other important thing that happened last week was conferences. Parents came in to the school Thursday and Friday to meet with the teachers about their children and how they’re doing in school. As for the students, we got those days off. This was an opportunity for the parents to learn about their child’s strengths and weaknesses, and opportunity for kids to hide in their room until their parents reassured them that they had a good report.

We came back to school on Monday. It’s kind of a shock to the system to sleep in for four days and then suddenly have to go back to waking up at 6:30 am, but you’ll get used to it. Eventually. For all you parents and teachers out there who have to get up earlier than that, well, I just feel bad, but hey! Perks of being a kid, I guess. I’ll hold on to it while I have the chance.

This week we had our history simulation. History simulation is really fun. We are simulating the colonists as they came to America from England. We have wealth points and food units, and we have to stock our “ships” with animals and supplies. When we complete the 3,500 mile journey, we have to find a place to land. Then, we start our colony and either live prosperously or die. Remember folks; if you’re not first, you’re last!

Well, folks, I’m sorry to say that this blog is over. I hope you enjoyed it, and have a great week. 


Montessori Sentence Analysis
Beginning our unit on simple machines with the wedge
Montessori Fraction Circles