Articles by: Shelle de Beque

We are grateful.

We are grateful.

Gratefulness is in the crisp (and very cold) air. We’re grateful for our parents who are so supportive and helpful. We are grateful for our students who teach us, challenge us and entertain us daily.  We are grateful to our colleagues who encourage us. And, we are grateful for all the parents who helped with El Tioga on Friday. We could not make this happen without your help. Also, thank you all for helping your children…

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We have been in school for 41 days!

We have been in school for 41 days!

Every morning during the Morning Show, we count the number of days we have been in school. We have to admit that it doesn’t seem like 41 days already, but here we are — already at the end of October. We had another busy week. The week started with First Graders getting measured by the Fourth Grade math class. Amanda from Focused Kids came Tuesday and Wednesday to teach the kids more about how their…

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Rolling into a blustery October

Rolling into a blustery October

This week we debriefed Outdoor Ed. What was hard? “It was cold!  When my mom left. The bus ride.” What was fun? “Free play. Elves and Fairy Trees.  S’mores. What did we learn? “That I can sleep in a tent without my parents. I like peanut butter and jelly. That tree bark can be bright pink.” We learned to take down a tent and pack it up. We helped to carry the tents and other…

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A lot of fun and learning packed into 4 beautiful fall days

A lot of fun and learning packed into 4 beautiful fall days

  We’re four weeks in and really hitting our stride. Here’s a brief recap of the week: For Mindful Monday, we shared with a partner about what brings us joy. We experienced a very successful fire drill on Monday. We worked on the final draft of peer interviews for our Important Book. We talked about our intentions for the year and made a rough draft of our intention flags. We started talking about our upcoming…

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A Four-Day Week Packed with Learning and Fun

A Four-Day Week Packed with Learning and Fun

It was only four days but, wow, were they were busy. We started out the week with some magic play-doh. It was white at the beginning and the legend is that if it changes color as it is kneaded and squished, it will be a fantastic year. And, what do you know? Everyone’s play-doh changed color, even Angie’s and mine! We also did some team-building activities with each other like trying to build the tallest…

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