Friday, December 3, 2021

Veterans' Day

 







We've been celebrating Veterans' Day! We had a scavenger hunt to learn more about the history of the day and created two beautiful collaborative posters. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Ancient Egypt Presentations in the Middle School

This week, we strolled over to the Middle School building to check out their presentations on Ancient Egypt. These Middle School presentations tied in nicely with our curriculum. It was also nice to see some of our older friends!









 

Cultural Celebrations: Day of the Dead

 

The annual Mexican celebration, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit the living families in homes, businesses and cemeteries. 
As a class we read about the holiday then created our own calavera! Calavera means “skull” in Spanish. Calavera have become one of the most recognizable cultural and artistic elements of the Day of the Dead festivities. Our 3D paper Calavera crafts turned out really nicely. 













Monday, November 8, 2021

Literary Pumpkin Painting

 

To show our love of reading, each child painted a "literary pumpkin." Each grade selected a theme for their pumpkins and got to work using feathers, sting, paint, etc. Things got spooky - 6th grade's theme was Goosebumps! 








Monday, October 11, 2021

5th Grade Diorama Project

 


5th Grade just wrapped up their study of Native Americans by creating dioramas centered on tribes from the following regions: 

1. EASTERN WOODLANDS

2. SOUTHEAST

3. GREAT PLAINS

4. SOUTHWEST

5. NORTHWEST COAST

6. ARCTIC

7. GREAT BASIN

Students read and researched their selected tribe to create the most accurate depiction possible. 

We had a great time displaying our work to each other. 















Monday, September 6, 2021

Morning Work Cycle: Settling In

 Here are some pictures showing our morning work cycle. 
We're settling in and enjoying our time together!