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 »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 4/26/19

April 26th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  Sharing the Planet This week the k/1 classes created models to represent and describe the life cycles of plants and animals. We also learned about the importance of tree planting to take care of forest habitat.  Jeremy Smith, a parent volunteer, led the groups in planting a native Douglas fir Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 4/19/19

April 19th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet This week the k/1 classes reflected on their plant and animal experiments and many questions arose such as:  Why don’t all seeds grow?  How much water should we put in the animals’ terrarium habitat? Students also learned about how bees make honey in a presentation by Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 4/12/19

April 12th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet This week the k/1 classes conducted science experiments to learn about living things and what conditions make a suitable habitat. In the first experiment, they planted bean seeds to watch how they grow with different levels of light, water, and soil. In the second experiment, we Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 4/5/19

April 5th, 2019

Dear parents, New Unit of Inquiry:  Sharing the Planet – Living Things This week we began a new unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet.  During the learning experiences, students started to explore what living things needs to grow and change.  We began the unit with an experiment in which we placed 4 plants under different Read More »

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