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February 21, 2019
Eat Your Hearts Out!
Teachers commonly tout the reading and math skills involved in cooking projects. Usually they’re referring to recipe reading, measuring, and computing adjustments, like multiplying for double batches, etc. But for the three- and four-year-old Dragonflies, baking is more about exercising spatial awareness skills. Would you like a whole heart cookie, or a “broken” heart? How can you place cutters to get the most cookies from your rolled-out dough? These skills might turn our children into engineers, sculptors, or chess grandmasters someday, but for now they’re just happy if they get to eat more cookies!
Library Life With Holly, Carol, and Megan
Our librarians are going above and beyond to make students feel at home in the Library. Kids know how to use the computer to check out their own books, and take turns sitting in the comfy armchairs. Before each class begins, the librarians curate a table of books based on students’ interests and classroom projects. The librarians are also experts at teaching research skills, and the best ways to find, use, and cite books. This has been especially helpful for Third Grade as they begin their ocean animal projects. So if you see Holly, Carol, or Megan around campus, thank them for being such dedicated volunteers!
ALERT: Sneaky Penguins Getting Into Spanish, Science, and Music Rooms!
Specials teachers are thoughtful about making cross-curricular connections. They talk with each other and with classroom teachers to find ways to create continuity for students. For example, penguins have been following First and Second Graders around campus lately. Students are learning about penguins through stories and songs in Spanish class. And Gladys thought they should also learn the parts of a penguin in Spanish, since First Grade is studying birds with Amanda. When John B heard Gladys’ class singing and waddle-dancing to “Pingüinos a Bailar,” he used the song in his class to practice solfège scales (Do, Re, Mi’s). Curious about the dancing penguins song? You can play the video here!
Saturday, February 23
EC/K/1st Applicant Visiting Day, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, February 25
Theatre Horizon visits 1st Grade
Tuesday, February 26
Admission Open House, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, February 27
5th Grade to Immigration Alphabet
Thursday, February 28
Meeting for Worship, 8:30 – 9:00 am – join us!
5th Grade leaves for Mexico, Part 2 of Mexican Exchange
Friday, March 1
Parent Coffee, 8:00 am
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