k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 12/6/19

December 6th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Unit of Inquiry As part of our unit Where We Are In Place and Time, students in k/1 have been inquiring these past weeks into more world celebrations such as Las Fallas, Nicolaustag, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Carnaval, and Kwanzaa.  Students drew and wrote about celebrations as well as created arts Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 22, 2019

November 22nd, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are In Place and Time:  Celebrations This week students made crafts, projects, and writing about several fall, winter, and spring celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Earth Day.  Next week we will learn more about Las Fallas, a celebration Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – November 15, 2019

November 15th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Where We Are in Place and Time This week we started our inquiry into the central idea with a focus on what the families in our classes celebrate.  Students completed a research project in which they gathered information about 3 of their family’s celebrations. We also began inquiring deeper Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 11/8/19

November 8th, 2019

Dear K/1 families, New Unit of Inquiry – Where We are in Place and Time – Celebrations This week students began inquiry in our new unit with the following questions: What do you know about celebrations?  What do you and your family celebrate?  What do you want to learn about celebrations? Here is more information Read More »

k/1 Newsletter – 11/1/2019

November 1st, 2019

Dear k/1 parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Organize Ourselves We want to thank all children and parents for their collaboration in our final project of the unit.  We understand it took time and effort to help children prepare their costumes and we thank you for your participation.  Today students represented a variety of Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 10/25/19

October 25th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  How We Organize Ourselves: Needs and Wants This week several parents came to present to the groups about the needs and wants of their professions and how they help the community in different ways. Thank you! Next week is the final project of our unit and your child will do Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 10/11/19

October 11th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Unit of Inquiry – How We Organize Ourselves This week students experienced the Class Store Project in which they received $10 of play money each day and had to choose what school supplies they would buy.  They made a new purchase each day during 3 days.  This gave them the opportunity to Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 10/4/19

October 4th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of inquiry Please ask your children to tell you about their learning this week around the following questions: Who works in community?  How do they help the people in the community satisfy their basic needs?  What are some basic needs of all people around the world? Next week, we will begin parent Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 9/27/19

September 30th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Unit of Inquiry:  How We Organize Ourselves Central Idea:  Communities can help us satisfy our needs and wants. This week students explored the concepts of individual needs in different communities such as in a classroom, at home, and in the community of Missoula.  They used different thinking routines and graphic organizers to Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – September 20, 2019

September 20th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, Social and Emotional Learning This week k/1 students continued to get to know each other by exploring feelings through various interactive activities such as painting classmate portraits, puppet play, drawing, “the feelings door” and conversation in circle.  Please ask your child how their feelings change during the day and encourage them to Read More »

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