Monday, September 26, 2016

SMS graden

We spent some time in the SMS garden observing insects, discovering veggies like brussel sprouts and picking pole beans.  The beans will be dried out and used as instruments in Music class.  We are so lucky to have the garden just outside our class!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It was so nice to meet so many of you at the curriculum open house!

We had a great time celebrating Dot Day on Friday.  The children created a beautiful class mural, completely painted out of dots! They painted pictures with q-tips (dot painting), watched an interview with Peter Reynolds, author of The Dot, Ish and many more books, attended a school wide morning meeting, sang The Dot Song, used markers and water to create dots on coffee filters and created a picture out of a "magic dot".  

Some highlights from our week:

P.E. class

Math workshop 

Playing with patterns

Readers' workshop... practicing reading privately


Celebrating Dot Day

The Seal toss greeting!

Writers' Workshop  We get all of our own supplies.

Sharing our stories with friends


Reading partnerships

The sweetest seals around