We are looking forward to an exciting year after such a great first day with your child(ren). We wanted to give some gentle reminders of our policies and procedures as we begin our year:
– No hot lunch the first week of school as we prepare our hot lunch menu with Fresh Ideas.
– Send a water bottle for use of the Culligan machine.
– Extra shoes to be worn outside on the playground.
– Please complete and return the Family Information Form.
It was a beautiful day to begin a new day of a new school year. Students arrived eager to learn, share their summer adventures, and explore their new classroom. Below are some snapshots throughout the day!
Introductions and the name game was very exciting!
Mrs. Clifton introduced the Imagination Station to our class. We can use this area to get inspired for writing and throughout the day.
Ms. Vonder Haar taught a focus lesson on what our Draftbook Expectations are during literacy.
Ms. Vonder Haar helped us to write a Classroom Pledge. So far we have decided that we will use the tune of Stayin’ Alive.
Studio time with Miss Jessie to get our voice, body, and mind focused.
The teachers are ready to welcome everyone back at our open house. You are welcome to come by anytime between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on August 18th. Come meet your teachers and see the classroom!
Stephens College Children’s School is currently on summer break. Please mark your calendars for August 18th when we will have our open house. This is a time for your child to come and visit the classroom before school starts. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
Our first day of school will be August 24th!
We hope everyone is having a wonderful break!
We started off our last week of school with a very successful Poetry Slam! The students all had the opportunity to stand in front of their peers and parents to share their writing. We heard poems about fruit, feelings, family, and many two person poems as well.
Today the weather cooperated with us and we were able to take a beautiful walk through downtown Columbia. We brought sketch pads and sat at Peace Park where we got to practice drawing landscapes. After enjoying our snacks outside on this perfect day we walked over to the Columbia Art League. We were greeted by a Stephens College graduate named Karen who shared information about the Columbia Art League and the currently featured artwork in the gallery. The artwork on display right now is all inspired by the theme of FEAST. The students were respectful and safe and enjoyed seeing local artwork. We shared our knowledge about Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet and different types of painting such as a still-life and a landscape. We are excited to continue our study of Art History this week!
This morning we got a phone call inviting us to see Mulan through TRYPS at noon today! Of course we went and had a wonderful time. We saw our fellow student in action-Leo was a villager/soldier!