If you happened upon the campus, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, you probably noticed that it was quieter than usual. That’s because most of the 4th graders were on their three-day field trip to the Ocean Institute! They learned about the ocean ecosystem; dissected a fish and saw its heart, stomach and liver; went on awesome hikes; caught frogs and a newt in a creek; performed skits by the campfire; played Uno; hung out with friends; and even ate Subway for lunch! Back at school, Thursday, was pajama day for the 4th graders and they had so many interesting stories to share. I know their trip to the Ocean Institute will be a fond memory, always!
There was still much going on at school with our Kindergartners sharing their daily, morning calendar. On the 143rd day of school they demonstrated that they can run the class on their own. Mikail led the class in patterns, numbers, and place value as part of the morning routine. Dylan reported that the weather was sunny but cool. Later, the students found ways to name the number 9. Ella suggested 11-2; Cyrus mentioned 4 x 2 +1; Kayla said 4 ½ + 4 ½; Nicole told us 1 x 9; Gavin replied 2 + 2 +2 + 2 + 1; and Kiana stated 3 +3 + 3 is a way to make nine! Our kindergartners have incredible number sense!
Do you know the difference between Declarative and Explanatory sentences? Just ask a first grader to tell you. They also discussed the elements of a “good” sentence. One example I saw was, “Timur can’t wait!” The students added detail by enhancing the sentence to: “Our sweet student Timur, can’t wait for summer break!” Me too!
Wishing you a wonderful Spring Holiday filled with sweetness!
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