Archive for October, 2017

10/20~Life is good in the 3-4 Learning Center

10/20~Life is good in the 3-4 Learning Center

10/20 Upcoming Dates:    October 26th-27th: Fall Break, no school October 31st: Halloween! November 1: Teacher Work Day, no school November 2nd-3rd: Parent-Teacher Conferences (sign up link in our previous blog post) Announcements: Next week’s snack person is: Henry With Gratitude:   Thank you, Thor and family, for bringing in nutritious snacks for our class this week! We must give extra gratitude for how carefully and individually packed they were, many thanks to you. Our…

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Kodaly

Kodaly

What is Kodaly…and why do we teach it?! The Kodaly Concept Is a philosophy of education and a concept of teaching. Is an experience-based approach to teaching. Is a comprehensive program to train basic musical skills and teach the reading and writing of music. In other words… Kodaly is a concept based on teaching, learning and understanding music through the experience of singing. This gives students direct access to the world of music without the…

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Fall Colors and Mindfulness

  Hello 1/2 Families! Last week was a wonderful and busy week.  We began the week with mindfulness with Brad in the morning and Lisa in the afternoon where we focused on recognizing the feelings in our bodies and our thoughts.  We culminated the week with an All School Meeting on Friday where the 5-6 Learning Center presented their Arches and Constellations projects and where we learned about the Choices that will be offered for…

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Fabulous Fall

Fabulous Fall

Highlights: Spending Thursday at Rock Bottom Ranch was delightful. If you haven’t heard about this wonderful field trip, consider  asking your child how many-colored radishes he/she  found, whether the various colored radishes tasted the same or not, what vegetables were in the greenhouse, why the goats and burros are in the same corral as the cows and sheep, and what was his/her favorite part of the trip. Upon returning to school from our awesome field…

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Authors, archeologists, and all-around awesomeness!

Authors, archeologists, and all-around awesomeness!

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ READING UPDATE: How do you share something you’ve learned?  This is the guiding question we are using to frame our study of non-fiction literature.  We’ve begun reading information texts to learn more about the habits of elk.  Be sure to check-in with your reader to learn the predators of elk, whether they are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and what adaptations they make in order to survive the winter. Sustained independent reading stamina:…

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