The fifth through eighth graders studied China yesterday as part of our Day 6 activities. Our library/media specialist, Ms. Boughton, has traveled to China and one of her daughters lives in Bejing so she spoke to our students about her experiences. She also brought Chinese ink and brushes for us to try some Chinese calligraphy. Her daughter, Miss Boughton, created a video tutorial for us to practice writing numbers 1-5 and then we went online and printed off our names as Chinese characters. The students wrote their names in Chinese to display in our lunch room.
The seventh and eighth graders played hockey with Woods School last Friday. Check out these action shots!
Last week, we invited everyone to come in to explore our iPads. Kids and parents played games and got a feel for how the iPad works. Everyone had a great time!
The fifth graders recently participated in a Read-a-thon. Mrs. Mott gave them extra time to dive into their great books. They also took Scrabble to a new level as they played with their vocabulary words.
The fifth graders are also currently in the DARE program. They had to practice walking with "drunk goggles" on. The goggles are meant to disorient vision to experience how difficult it is to move around when drinking alcohol.
Our sixth graders just had a poetry slam in language arts. Each student practiced poems to present to the class. Mrs. Mott set up her room so it was cafe-like and students were treated to some (decaf!) coffee or tea to set the mood. A great time was had by all!
The 4k and 5k students are learning while having fun with our iPads. Just look at our happy kids!
We celebrated 100 days of school last week on Tuesday. The 4K and 5K made special trail mix snacks with 100 pieces of what each child brought in. They practiced counting to 100 and received 100 day certificates.
The fifth graders finished up their skiing program two weeks ago. The kids went skiing three times. For some, this was the first time on skis!
_Well, not exactly...sometimes Oreos ARE the moon! In second grade we learned about the four basic moon phases - New Moon, First Quarter Moon, Full Moon, and Last Quarter Moon. Students practiced the moon phases by drawing each phase, playing games with moon phase flashcards, and finally created a model of the moon phases using Oreo cookies. Students had a lot of fun twisting the Oreo cookies apart and scraping off the white filling to create each moon phase. And the best part was that we got to eat the leftover Oreo cookies!
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