Open House

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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 19th.  Come meet your teachers and see the classroom!

Elementary Field Day

Today we had a blast! We loaded our lunches,  games, and water bottles to walk to Stephen’s Lake Park. The kids had fun and the teachers enjoyed seeing them all smile.

Mrs. Sarah (Kaylee’s mom) stopped by to bring us Gatorade and popsicles.  What a treat!

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Don’t forget tomorrow is our 5th Grade Graduation at 2:00 p.m.

Planetarium Showcase

Our elementary students took a field trip to the Rockbridge Planetarium! We enjoyed a ride through space and then learn a lot about the stars and planets in the night sky.

Our classroom has been studying Space for a few weeks.  They have been working hard to transform the Community Room into our own Planetarium!  We want to invite our entire school to this event.

If our families are interested in the Elementary Planetarium, we will have two showings on Monday afternoon-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Our Last Friday Presentations

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Eric shared with us about Huskies

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Eric had a true /false session.
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Konrad went into great detail about Engines.

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Elena swirled us with knowledge about Tornados.

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Elena had a question and answer session.
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Marley took us to the moon!
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The students were asked to demonstrate the rotation of the moon.

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Ellie took us to New Orleans by sharing pictures from her trip.

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Sorting Snack!

Why not incorporate more learning into our snack time?! Today, the students had a “mix” for snack. It consisted of popcorn, cheez-itz, Cheerios and pretzels.

Each student got a piece of paper that had been split into four boxes. The students were encouraged to sort their snack into the boxes and count how many of each snack they had!

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Last Showcase of the Year!

Our year is coming to an end. Thursday was our last Kindergarten and First grade showcase. We saw amazing showcases.

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Finley brought her dog. She even had a costume for him to wear.
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Karli shared with us a demonstration of Newton’s first law. She placed a penny on top of a paper ring and when the paper was pulled the penny dropped directly down.
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Calder told us about his drums!
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Abe made a volcano at home. He then added baking soda, vinegar, and red dye to demonstrate the eruption.
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Allie prepared a power point about Dr. Seuss!
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Syler had so much information to share with us about stars. We got to see stars that are bigger than the sun!
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Joshua had dragons and a book about dragons.
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Sydney brought jewelry in for everyone to make.
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Lucia had pictures of her garden at home.
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Alexander brought in his wireless guitar and then was able to explain how it works!
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Solomon shared his trip to New Orleans. He got to hold an alligator!
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Would you like some tea? Madison let us try all different teas!

Monarch Butterfly Game

Yesterday, the preschool students played a game outside about Monarch butterflies. Ms. Trika explained the rules to the students…

The students were able to act like butterflies that were migrating to Mexico for the winter. The students started on one side of the playground and had to run across the U.S. to Mexico. On their way to Mexico, they had to stop at three flowers and eat some nectar so they were full and strong for their journey.

Ms. Trika acted as the sun. Whenever she held up the sun, the students could run, and whenever the sun went down, they had to freeze!!

The students worked well together as they all migrated to Mexico.

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Soaring through Space!

The older students started with the sun and have gradually moved their way through the inner (rocky planets) and outer (gas planets) solar systems. They have had focus lessons on Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter. We hope to make it through the rest of our solar system by the end of the week. After each planet focus lesson, we have had time to choose a topic they are interested in. They have been hard at work researching comets, meteors, asteroids, dwarf planets, moons, Aurora Borealis, Mars Rover, and stars! Each student is working on a 5 paragraph informative essay with an exciting lead and strong conclusion. After their essays are complete they will be creating visuals to add to our Planetarium.

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Thank You Families

 

The Teachers at Stephens College Children’s School want to thank our families for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week.  The baskets and framed art work was a great end to our special week!

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We are very thankful!