September 18, 2020, Lower South

We have completed the fourth week of school already! The students in the Lower Classrooms have been hard at work and eager at learning new things. This week students were introduced to new writing mechanics lessons covering two of the punctuation marks, the question mark and the period. After the lessons, students had the opportunity to practice utilizing these punctuation marks with work on a shelf in the classroom.

Over the past couple weeks, the students have been discovering different invertebrates and vertebrates on the Zoology shelf in the classroom. This week, the students were presented a lesson on a specific animal that is a vertebrate, the fish. Within the fish unit, the children have already been able to start exploring and learning about the parts of fish. This includes the many fins fish may have including, dorsal, caudal, and pelvic fins. In addition, students will be able to discover different types of fish from clown fish to goldfish. Lastly, students will have the opportunity to utilize the information they explore about fish and research a fish of their choice.

Aside from learning about the fish,  the children have been learning about the different parts plants have on the Botany shelf in the classroom. This week, students were able to begin uncovering details about a specific plant part, the roots. Throughout the next few weeks, students will be able to explore the parts of roots and different types of roots plants have. A few of these types of roots include, tap roots, adventitious roots, aerial roots, and tuberous roots.

We have introduced the students to the Geometry Nomenclature.  We begin this unit with the basic concepts of the point, line, surface and solid.  Each lesson is introduced with an activity and students choose it and apply the concepts to everyday life.  Third year students have a notebook specifically for their Geometry work, which will be used not only in the lower elementary classroom but also the upper elementary classroom.  The students are focused on this work and all work.  The “buzz” in the room is peaceful.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Liz and Miss Jennifer