Please join us for a Open House on January 23rd at 6:30 pm. Here you will be able to learn about the program, meet the staff and experience student learning.
The first grade classes have been studying a Core Knowledge unit on Mexico for the past two weeks. In preparation for our fiesta, the students had made paper mache piñatas, tissue paper flowers, Mexican flags, and Mexican dolls. They also had a chance to create their own “Diego Rivera” mural, using the Core Knowledge themes we have learned about so far this year. Everyone had a great time at our fiesta with food, music and dance!
On Thursday evening, Mrs. Green’s 3rd grade class hosted an evening of star gazing inviting Mrs. Fletcher’s fifth grade class. Both of the classes are studying the solar system and constellations. Third and Fifth grade children and families were very fortunate to have clear skies and light jacket weather. Room mothers arranged for families to bring snacks and hot cocoa. Mrs. Green presented information of the history of constellations and how many received their name. Both Mrs. Green and Mrs. Fletcher read a constellation myth to the students. The children were able to see the planet Venus through a telescope and able to find the constellation Cassiopeia in the sky. It was a great evening.
Third grade scientists recently dissected owl pellets as part of their Classification of Animals unit. Students studied birds including owls. They learned how owls produce pellets and then dissected them to find evidence of what types of prey the owls had consumed. Students compared animal bones to those on charts and concluded that their owls had consumed mice, rats, and birds. Mrs. Green is happy to report that third grade is full of enthusiastic scientists this year!