Articles by: Angie Riley

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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In Like a Lion…

In Like a Lion…

                                      “In like a lion, out like a lamb.”  The old saying for the month of March will hopefully reflect our upcoming month as we begin our work studying and practicing kindness, and as we create, brainstorm, practice and preform The Big Event! And finally as we head into Spring Break…whew! (That’s the lamb, haha!) This last…

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Gearing up for another busy week! 100th Day, Valentine’s Day, Big Event Choice!

*Apologies for lack of pictures! We have so many great ones but were unable to get them to load on our program this week.  We will send them out via email or try to insert them in the blog on Monday. Ask your child about… Meeting with our arcade game “teams” and sharing our ideas with the class. Playing in the snow on Wednesday at recess! Writing – sharing and writing about our collections…identifying our…

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