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!
This week we had four independent inquiry presentations. Joshua started us off with sharing his knowledge of Blackbeard. Syler talked about different types of predators. Alexander told us about LEGO. Sydney shared with us facts about alligators.
All of the different groups started a new topic during Math!
Algebraic Relationships & Operations
These students are helping Ms. Vonder Haar plan her summer vacation. She is traveling from Phoenix to Washington State. They are helping her find cost of boarding, entertainment, and mileage throughout the trip.
These students are using dice and manipulatives to help them create and solve addition problems.
Ms. Dawnavyn’s group of students A.K.A. The Mathletes are working on multiplication. Today, they started by creating a receipt to represent what Billy spent of his shopping spree. Later, they continued completing the chart of multiplication facts.
These students were attentively listening to directions as Ms. Megan explained a new game to practice their multiplication skills/facts. The game is called, Circles and Stars by Marilyn Burns.
Roll a die to tell you how many circles to draw. Roll again to tell you how many stars to draw inside your circles. Write your number sentence. Solve you multiplication problem.So many different ways to explore Algebraic Relationships & Operations!