Ambulance Tour

What an exciting week! Today we took a walk to Boone Hospital Center and had a tour of an ambulance. Marley and Syler were both excellent pretend patients! We learned about taking vitals, air casts and taking care of our body. IMG_2354.JPG

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Independent Inquiries

We are happy to announce that independent inquiry presentations are well under way. We had four presenters last week and the next few weeks we will get to hear presentations about soccer, vision, Minecraft, lighthouses, MU Columns, Paul McCartney, Princess Kate, and many more.

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Eric shares his knowledge of archery

 

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Nora is our French tour guide taking us through Paris, France
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Maggie is a newscaster sharing all she knows about Chicago
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The Chicago Story Newspaper
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The Sacre Coeur in Montmartre

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Rachel demonstrates how to use a pottery wheel

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Spelling Workshop

Spelling is way more exciting when you get to act it out! In our spelling workshop today we practiced spelling words by moving our bodies.  We also have been focusing on the parts of speech. Our older students are drafting a rap. This is what they have so far:

OUR PARTS OF SPEECH

All right, we’re gonna name da'(the) parts of speech.

Break it down y’all

The first part of speech we’re gonna name:

a noun, person, place or thing

Now for the pronoun:

he, she, it, her, him, my and I

Now for the verb:

an action word, like “Hey that’s a flying bird!”

Adverb is the key to everything:

like easily, quickly, and I’m totally not singing quietly, I’m singing it loudly.

Now for the adjective:

a describing word, like we’re all rapping kids

 

Below are pictures from our workshop.

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Katie and Abe spell “is”
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Madison, Finley and Beatrice practice capital “I”
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Tavish, Eleanor and Joshua make capital “I”
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Katie, Eden, Ellie and Abe make capital “I”
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Singing the parts of speech
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Still more practice singing the rap
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Madison and Ellie spell AT

BAKE SALE!

BAKE SALE

  Preschool and Elementary parents, we need your help!

SCCS Parent Association is hosting a bake sale.

When: Thursday October 23rd and Friday October 24th

Where: Stamper Commons from Noon to 1:00 pm

                Audrey Webb from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

What: Donate baked goods, snacks, and goodies.  They can be homemade or store-bought!

*  Items should be brought to school on Tuesday October 21st or Wednesday October 22nd

*  We prefer items to be individually wrapped.  Cupcakes can be brought in a large package and we will wrap them individually.

*  Sign up to help run the bake sale table at Stamper Commons.  To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A094BA8A72BAB9-sccs/12031368

*  Purchase goodies!  Be sure to come by and snag some of the wonderful treats.  Children will also be selling artwork.

MC900047813[1]Why:  Bake sale proceeds benefit Stephens College Children’s School Parent Association.  In the past, these funds have been used to pay for field trips for students, host all-school social events, provide supplies for student projects, support teachers and provide teacher supplies, and provide items for the playground.  The goal of the SCCS Parent Association is to support the teachers, students, and school in whatever ways are needed!

If you have questions, please feel free to ask your child’s teacher, Angie Cochran, or email Sarah with the Parent Association at youngersb@health.missouri.edu.  Thanks!

The Body Systems

Today we enjoyed a performance of the different systems that help our bodies function. Each presenter came up with a gesture and sound to help us to remember the role of the organs within each system.

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The Circulatory System
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Maggie and Kaylee take us through our body with the digestive system.
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Matthew and Nora explain the function of the lungs.
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The students practice making strong fists to represent the Muscular System.

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Taye’ and Karli point out the important muscles in the body.
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Leo and Konrad move their arms straight up and down and say, “Send a signal, Send a signal,” to show the Nervous System.
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Elena and Rachel read to us about the function of the heart and the blood in the body.
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Marley and Eric bring in a small skeleton to point out all of the important bones in the body.

Human Body

In the elementary classroom,  the students are in their second week researching the Human Body.  The teachers have observed the students’ excitement about this topic and their thirst to learn more.

Karlie, Taye, Elena, Rachel, Konrad, Leo, Maggie, Kaylee, Matthew, Nora, Marley, and Konrad have researched the body systems and have created a visual for each.  Below are the six:
1) Nervous system
2) Skeletal system
3) Muscular system
4) Circulatory system
5) Digestive system
6) Respiratory system

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Kindergarten through 2nd grade students have explored through songs and research the five senses, what they know about inside the body, and what our bodies can do.  This week they will be exploring and researching the systems of the body after they listen to the other group present on the six body systems. IMG_6832.JPG

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Students are leading the research and will be able to dive deep into an area of the Human body that interests them.  They will follow the inquiry process by asking questions, finding reliable research, taking notes, and creating a visual.  Their final project will be announced in the short future.IMG_6841.JPG

Doctor’s Office

This week in preschool we began our unit on doctors! Our preschool teachers modeled how to play appropriately in the dramatic play area — Ms. Jennifer was the patient and had a bad cough. Ms. Taylor was the doctor and discussed how to use the various tools and forms and also discussed what kinds of questions the doctor may ask their patients.

Students were eager to take on different roles as a doctor, nurse, patient, family member, and receptionist.

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A Morning of Showcasing

Last Wednesday, our Roxenboxen K/1 Showcase took place. This is a special time for our students and everyone enjoys visiting our different tables.

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We had iPad games and favorite dolls
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Everyone got to try homemade applesauce
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We learned about cougars
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The human body was a huge hit
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Favorite books and artist are very interesting
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Pokemon brought a lot of attention
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There is so much to learn about cats!
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We even got to read a book about walkie talkies

 

 

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What can you build with recyclable goods?

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We learned about family and weddings
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Barbies are fun to explore and read about

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We have some children interested in fashion
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We learned how crystals are made
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Everyone loved listening to Elsa sing

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