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 »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 9/13/19

September 13th, 2019

Dear k/1 families, We are so excited to begin our school year with your children!  We are sure we are going to have a wonderful year of learning adventures. Hopes and Dreams During these first weeks of school, students have been sharing their particular interests to get to know each other and make new friends.  Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – May 31, 2019

May 31st, 2019

Dear parents, Language Arts This week students in k/1 presented their nonfiction books to each other.  They also created robots and wrote fiction stories about them.  Students are demonstrated appreciation for other by giving compliments and suggestions about their writing. Unit of Inquiry The k/1 students completed their summative assessment task in our unit How Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – May 23, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

Dear parents, Units of Inquiry This week the k/1 classes conducted more How the World Works experiments to measure and predict wind, precipitation, and temperature and learned new ways to describe clouds. After exploring many features of nonfiction books, they created their own nonfiction books that connect with concepts in our unit Sharing the Planet.  Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 5/17/19

May 17th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  How the World Works This week students conducted experiments to measure and describe the changes in the wind and rain.  It was great week to observe many changes in our atmosphere!  Please discuss  with your child as the weather continues to change over the weekend, and ask what ways they Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 5/10/19

May 10th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry Portfolios – Sharing the Planet This week students completed their summative assessment of the unit.  They worked in pairs to choose a living thing, conduct research, and create a poster and presentation about the habitat, life cycle, physical characteristics, and other interesting facts.  They also finished preparing their unit portfolios, Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 5/3/19

May 3rd, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet This week students had learning experiences in the unit Sharing the Planet, including a presentation from the Shaw family.  The classes met their two ponies and inquired into the concepts of change, responsibility, and connection. Students have also been preparing and planning for next week’s final Read More »

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