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Sunlight Family Yoga

This morning both Preschool and Elementary students learned different movements that they can use to help calm down their body! Sunlight Family Yoga came to our classroom and showed us different animal poses and breathing practices and reminded us to be thankful that we have healthy minds and bodies. They do yoga in the classroom and with families! For more information check out their website- Sunlight Family Yoga

 

Miss Nelson is Missing 

The Touring Children’s Theatre students performed for us on campus! The elementary students loved watching their rendition of Miss Nelson is Missing!

Storytelling & Biographies

We are integrating our inquiry study of America the Great into Literacy. Younger students have identified themselves as stories and created actions to help them remember the elements of storytelling.

The older students have heard stories about Thomas Jefferson, James Madison Hemings, Annie Oakley, and a few Native American chiefs. They took those stories and did a tableau that represented some of the pictures from the stories. Tableau enhances students learning by connecting with the characters and tapping in to the persons personal life.

Methods Students Teach Math

College students and younger students alike were excited and ready for new math groups today! Our Juniors from the Education department began their teaching experience for the next four weeks. All groups are beginning their explorations into Measurement. The pictures below show different small groups exploring topics such as: length with fish, measuring their “half-size”, learning to tell time and intervals of time, and planning a new building for our playground.

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Way Down Yonder at the Pumpkin Patch

Preschool students in studio time yesterday had a special visitor. Ms. Vonder Haar’s sister came to school and played the ukulele. She showed us that a ukulele has a body, neck, head, frets, tuning pegs and a nut. She played original songs and then we all sang a song about the picking up pumpkins at a pumpkin patch! Check out our actions in the video!

Family Fest Blues in the Schools

Spaced Out!

We completed our study of outer space by presenting a Mars Welcome Center showcase for families and friends.

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Blues in the Schools- Fruteland Jackson

LCTN6878[1]IMG_1352[1]Students in both Elementary and Preschool have been learning about the blues. Preschool students have been studying soft (piano) and loud (forte) sounds and how to sing and use shaky egg maracas to make music. Elementary students have been studying AAB form (the pattern that most blues music follows) and how to write their own blues lyrics. Today, to culminate our study, we were fortunate to have Fruteland Jackson visit us to play some blues instruments and rehearse with us for our big performance at the Blues in the Schools Family Fest. CSSC students will wear their CSSC t-shirts and perform with Fruteland Jackson at the Stephens Lake Amphitheater. We are excited to share our Classroom Pledge, The Toe-Tappin’ Blues & our new song Mars is Cool!

Play Ball!

Today, preschool students practiced hitting the ball off of a tee! After they hit the ball, they had to run the bases. This is a great way for students to work on gross motor skills!

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