Articles by: Angie Riley

Cool mornings and hot days filled with lots of learning!

Cool mornings and hot days filled with lots of learning!

This past week in the 1/2 Learning Center: We studied the CCS Compass more in depth.  (Responsibility, Social Justice, Lifelong Learning, Community) During Mindful Monday with Lisa, we created a classroom contract that describes how we want our classroom to be.  All students signed the contract and we have it hanging in the room if you would like to stop by and see it. Students wrote their Social Studies and Science Goals for the Person,…

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CCS Compass

First Week of 2018-19 in the Books!

Happy Weekend One-Two Families! We are so happy to report that the first week of the 2018-19 school year is in the books!  We had a great week of learning, sharing, creating, and getting to know our new classroom and community.  Some of the highlights were learning about one another in our talking circle, naming our talking owl…meet Bob McMuffin, enjoying our greater community in our first All School Meeting, enjoying chives from the Garden…

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Celebration & Release!

Celebration & Release!

  This last week was all about celebration and release.   cel·e·bra·tion seləˈbrāSH(ə)n/ noun the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity. Celebration of our personal Outdoor Ed goals – some of which included: Spending the night away from our parents even when it is difficult; Getting along with others even when it is difficult; Seeing a snake; Eating cheese puffs (!); Staying warm…

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The caterpillars are here!!!!

The caterpillars are here!!!!

  We are sure that you have heard all about the big news of the week…Vanessa cardui (aka…our painted lady butterfly caterpillars) are here!!!  The kids were thrilled at the beginning of the week when we let them in on our surprise – we are studying the life cycle of the painted lady!  We welcomed about 40 caterpillars to the classroom on Wednesday.  It was a busy day setting up our caterpillars in their special…

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Poetry, art, and missing teeth!

Poetry, art, and missing teeth!

                              April is National Poetry Month and the 1st and 2nd Graders, aka poets, have been working hard on creating “I am” poems this past week!  Come check them out on the gallery wall across from the classroom! We have also been reading and exploring acrostic poetry. For Doodle Book we have been reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and have…

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