This week we have focused our reading and writing on the genre of fantasy. Topics and activities have included: surrealism, describing slime using adjectives, Creation Station: Aliens, Creation Station: Inventions.
Students accepted NASA’s challenge! As teams, students are researching a specific planet and its environmental conditions. It is their job to decide how human life can thrive and survive on another planet. They have collected resources, taken notes and will soon prepare for a press conference to present their findings and evidence.
You may be hearing the students at CSSC talking about something called Studio Time! with Ms. Vonder Haar.
During Studio Time, students will learn basic elements of Art, Music, Dance and Drama and develop the 8 Studio Habits of Mind.
1. Develop Craft
2. Engage and Persist
6. Stretch and Explore
8. Understand the Art World
Today, the preschool students talked about the importance of being safe with scissors. They practiced walking safely with scissors and discussed how we ONLY cut paper! The students were then able to cut the paper however they wanted — some cut strips, some cut circles, and others got creative and cut various designs. It was a great way for students to get comfortable using scissors in the classroom.
We were so excited to see familiar faces and to meet all our new students, yesterday! This school year is going to be filled with discovery, exploration of new materials, and engaging learning experiences. Our preschool students will begin the school year with a unit on Space in celebration of the solar eclipse!