This afternoon was the start of a new inquiry topic! We were super excited to dive into the Medieval Times. We started by reading Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures in Medieval Castles. Afterwards we began a KWL (Know…Want to know…What we have Learned) chart. We charted what we already know and made a large list of what we are curious about! The final step will come later when we chart what we have learned at the end of our study. After working on our KWL chart we broke into small groups to fully understand when the Medieval Times took place. We looked at a book called A Street Through the Ages and put together a timeline of castles.
Preschool has gotten off to a great start this year. We are diving right into our unit of study — Castles, Dragons and Fairytales. Today, the students transformed Wonderland into a Royal Palace! They built a castle in the block area and even made a moat with scary sea creatures to keep the bad guys out.
In the art room, students made shields and crowns. Then, they were able to bring them down to Wonderland and take on different roles in the dramatic play area! It was a successful day.
What an exciting first day back at school!! We started our morning meeting by reading First Day Jitters. Everyone was happy to be back in the classroom to write about and share all about their summer adventures. We made All About Me shields where we shared our favorite foods, our families, our hobbies and interesting facts about ourselves. We are thrilled to get the week started!
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!
Don’t forget tomorrow is our 5th Grade Graduation at 2:00 p.m.
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.