Archive for October, 2016

Healthy Snacks & A Bike Pump!

Healthy Snacks & A Bike Pump!

Perhaps there is some irony in mentioning healthy snacks today on Halloween…. On Friday, Whole Foods dropped off an incredible selection of healthy snacks for all our students (as you can see from the photo below, the snacks were a big hit). The snacks were part of a raffle donation that we received from Whole Foods, which included the snacks and a new permanent community outdoor bike pump. It was installed by the corner of…

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Read-In Tomorrow!

Read-In Tomorrow!

   Tomorrow the 3-4 Read–In tradition will be back by popular demand. A Read–In is a chance for us to dig in and focus on literacy for an entire day. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring in reading material from home as well as sleeping bags, pillows and comfortable reading clothes (like pajamas.) Just remember that they will be outside for recess and PE. Feel free to stop by and crack a book with us!

Every Kid Votes

Every Kid Votes

On Tuesday, November 1, children from across the nation will be placing a vote for the next President of the United States.  Our 5th and 6th graders will be participating in this mock election. To prepare, the kids have been working on a research project.  From the question, “What is the job of the president of the United States and why is it important?” they were asked to choose a topic to research. As a…

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Looking forward to Halloween & Conferences

Looking forward to Halloween & Conferences

Last week seemed to fly by. The Ks spent time illustrating and writing true stories, learning new math games such as Roll and Record and Build It, reading Halloween poems, finding sight words, hearing and responding to stories such as Pumpkin Soup, building complex block structures, creating tunnels and volcanoes in the sand area, and making paper bats. Gratitude: Thank you Krysten for spending the whole day on Friday supporting the Ks in a myriad…

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Kindness

Kindness

Hello 1/2 Families! Hope you all had a great week! We had a blast this week in the 1/2 learning center. This week we ran our annual Monster Dash! The kids did a great job decorating the course in their Family Groups and then running the course in Gym Class. This week our focus was on kindness. We had two books of the week, The Other Side and Each Kindness. Both books helped us to reflect on…

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