This week, the preschool students will be learning about various jobs found on a construction site. Today, we introduced some basic tools to students and used them to fix furniture around the classroom.
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Friday, October 3 from 5:30pm-10:00pm
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Spelling is a tool for writing. The purpose of learning to spell is so that writing may become easier, more fluent, more expressive, and more easily read and understood by others.
Our spelling workshop is underway. Students work in small groups on Monday mornings for spelling. They begin with a focus lesson to learn spelling strategies. They get their new spelling words for the week (these were sent home today). After they finish with all of their work, they can make a choice to use our learning opportunities. This week they can work with the word families; -ake and -ight, use the iPads, play hangman, and find definitions to new vocabulary. Please continue to practice their spelling words each night.
Our entire class is hard at work constructing castles. The younger students wrote out what materials they would need and a plan for their visual. The older students had to write out a list of materials as well and draw a blueprint before they could start building. We are using recycled materials and lots of other supplies. Thank you to all of our families who brought cardboard and other materials!
Three of our Education students in their Junior year have begun teaching math to our elementary students. They plan three lessons each week for four weeks. The elementary students enjoy learning with their new teachers.
This morning our preschool students watched the release of one of our classroom butterflies. We have been learning about the stages of life for a butterfly and we were so excited to see the final stage of one of our butterfly friends! Thank you to Ava’s mom and grandma for providing this experience for our students.
This morning the Elementary gathered in small groups for Writing Celebrations. This is a time when we share pieces of writing that are in the drafting process and/or completed published pieces. We give each other feedback and suggestions on how to revise our writing and we celebrate our final drafts!
After Writing Celebrations, we continued our morning with Destination Imagination. This is an exciting time on Friday mornings where we practice working in a group, thinking creatively and strengthen our classroom community. This morning’s activity was a performance. Each group had a few minutes to plan a skit. The skit should be about what it would be like on the inside and the outside of an aquarium. After brainstorming their ideas they acted out their plan.