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 »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 3/22/19

March 22nd, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves This week students completed their summative assessment of the unit How We Express Ourselves.  They reflected on all the work in their portfolios of different forms of writing and selected their best pieces.  In a written reflection they gave reasons why they selected the pieces Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 3/8/19

March 8th, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry:  How We Express Ourselves We want to congratulate the students in k/1 classes for their impressive work at the Robotics and Animation Fairs this week!   This event is a culmination of many workshops since September, exploring and learning design tools and a process for writing stories.  We appreciate the confidence Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – 3/1/19

March 1st, 2019

Dear parents, Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves In our unit How We Express Ourselves, students are creating a collection of different forms of writing.  Feel free to come in at any time to take a peek at the work in your child’s unit portfolio. After several days of exploring the features of Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/22/19

February 22nd, 2019

Dear parents, This week was short and sweet but full of fun learning in our unit How We Express Ourselves.  Students practiced using more features of comic strips and next week will put the pieces together to create their first comic strip. On Friday, both classes created animated stories about characters who have to solve Read More »

K/1 Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2019

February 15th, 2019

Dear parents, Thank you to our room parents and all the volunteers who helped make Valentine’s Day special for the students.  We showed appreciation for our classmates with a traditional card exchange and time to enjoy some delicious food.  In the class party, John’s class also wrote cards for refugee families who recently arrived in Read More »

k/1 Weekly Newsletter – 2/8/19

February 8th, 2019

Dear parents, This week the k/1 classes began our new unit, How We Express Ourselves.  They created a class poster with phrases and drawings that express specific feelings.  On Friday, the classes created animated stories in which their characters expressed a variety of feeling and emotions and resolved conflicts.  The students presented their animations in Read More »

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