What’s the letter of the day? What’s the countdown till summer? Just ask the Kindergartners! Monday was “H” for hat day—so I fit right in; Tuesday “I” for ice cream, very yummy; Wednesday “J” for jokes—What did the witch put on her bagel—scream cheese! Thursday, “K” for Kindness and Kooky hair; and Friday “L” for luau—I guess summer vacation is on everyone’s mind!
What’s 4 boxes of 10 crayons each? How do we solve that problem? Can it be drawn? Can we count by 10’s? Can we group the numbers? Are there multiple entry points to that question? Ask your first grader how they solved that problem. Definitely high level thinking for our first graders. As an extension, you might ask your child how much money does he/she need if each box costs 20 cents…25 cents…one dollar….
What’s the musical instrument family of the week? Just ask the second and third graders! They are studying the violinist, Niccolo Paganini, who took the world by storm with his amazing dexterity and sting-popping virtuosos in the 1800’s. Ask them about other interesting facts regarding Paganini and how he garnered so much attention. Your child may also be able to share with you some other members in the “string” family and their choice of style preference.
What’s a community to do? How should they build a park that meets the needs of current families and still make sure that the elements of the park are safe? What considerations need to be addressed regarding lighting, soil amendments and recreation structures? Should the history of the community be memorialized? Ask your fourth grader to explain the Interdisciplinary Unit of Study in which they are incorporating Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.
What is a One Person Play? A monologue? A narrative? What ways can a storyteller use space, their body, intonation, and props to help the audience experience the event? Our fifth graders wrote, rehearsed and performed their own story in theater using their own experience. Ski school, cell phones, a new puppy, moving, a cluttered kitchen, and meeting a movie star were just some of the plays they wrote about. I know our fifth graders are confident and well-prepared to make any presentation middle school asks!
What’s on your agenda for entertainment? If you want to see two great shows, please come and enjoy great Musical Theater presented by our own talented Lanai students in Lanai Lessons and Leavin’ Lanai! The final two shows will be on Saturday so please check our website for all the info!
What’s left? Have a great weekend!
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