I Am NOT A Turkey!!

This morning was full of excitement when we found a letter left for the students!  Gobble the Turkey needed help disguising turkeys to survive through Thanksgiving dinner.  The students were left with a table full of art supplies to create their own turkey in disguise, then were encouraged to write about their creation.IMG_1906.JPG

Our letter was left with questions to think about when writing.

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Burning off some Energy

With the cold temperatures moving in we are not able to have as much outdoor recess as we would like. The students build up lots of energy throughout the day and need a fun way to get it out — and, what better way to practice our gross motor skills?!

One afternoon this week,  the teachers built an obstacle course for the preschoolers to enjoy and burn off that extra energy.  When performing obstacle courses, we usually split the students into smaller groups and run through the course, however, this time we functioned as one big team! The students engaged in conversation about how they could cheer on each other as they raced through the course. The course consisted of bowling, doing a trick on the mat, hopping down a pattern of circles, and running in a zig-zag line. They had a lot of fun working together and celebrating each other’s success.

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Showcase in Preschool and Elementary

All the students at SCCS are participating in Showcase.  Some students are displaying their items in the Elementary classroom while others are displaying their items in the Preschool classrooms.  This has been a huge success, and students enjoy bringing in items from home to share with families and friends.

 

Independent Inquiry Presentations

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Leo shares his knowledge of Paul McCartney

The last two weeks we have had 8 independent inquiry presentations. The creativity in our classroom is impressive. Check out these photos from our latest presenters!

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Karli dresses as Sacagawea

 

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Taye’ demonstrates football

 

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Matthew shares information about Legos

 

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Michael Kouba explains how the eye works

 

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Alyssa shares knowledge of cats

 

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Alyssa demonstrates how to play her game Catland

 

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Mackenzie shares information about Zebras

 

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Thomas shows us how to play Minecraft

 

Coming Up Next Week

Literacy: During this time we will all be focusing on the history and creation of Thanksgiving. We will discuss what Thanksgiving means to us today compared to what it meant to the pilgrims. Throughout our focus, students will watch videos and explore reenactments of the era, discuss their own views of Thanksgiving, compare and contrast our thanksgiving today to the pilgrims Thanksgiving, and ways that Thanksgiving has changed throughout our history.

Math: College students will continue this week with Numbers and Operations in Base Ten.

Human Body: Children will transition from researching and note taking into creating their visuals.

Events:

Monday-Shakespeare’s Fundraiser (flyer to come home Monday for purchasing)

Thursday-Roxboxen K/1 Showcase

Friday-Family Night Out (notify your teacher if you plan on having your child(ren) attend)

Mathematician Movement

Today in math we worked together to practice sorting and organizing. We discussed the many possibilities for how to sort our class. We decided to try sorting ourselves by age, our favorite board game and height. After all of that movement we sat in a circle and practiced skip counting by 1′s, 2′s, and 10′s. Later we broke into small groups to practice other math skills. Some of us played I Have Who Has to practice adding and subtracting and place value. We also played Guess Digit Place to strengthen our understanding of place value. IMG_2448.JPG

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1, 2, 3, Go!

The preschool students were presented with an obstacle course to work on gross motor activities and could not wait to give it a try! The students had to run in and out of cones, jump over a bucket, run around a trash can, crawl under a table, and then hop to the fence! Next, they had to run back and high five the next person in line! The students were extremely encouraging and cheered for their team members.

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Planting in Preschool

Students worked together with their peers and teachers to beautify our school. This was a great way for students to work together and understand the process of planting flowers. They were able to dig holes, drop in the flowers, and then fill the holes back up with dirt!

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