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 »

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 »

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