The students went for a walk to search for bug homes in their natural environments. We found them under rocks, on trees, on the ground, and in the air! It was a great way to wrap up our bug unit!
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.
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!
Our year is coming to an end. Thursday was our last Kindergarten and First grade showcase. We saw amazing showcases.
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.
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.