Friday, March 13, 2020

March 9-13, 2020

Show and Tell is always a favorite time for the Pre-K students!

It is a great social time for the children, as well as a wonderful opportunity for them to practice their letter sounds and public speaking skills. This week's topic was something that starts with /w/. Listen to how well they give their clues and guess what object they chose to share. 

Sink or Float?

This week, the Pre-K and Kindergarten students worked together in science class. First, we watched a video teaching about things that sink and things that float and how density affects that. You can view the video here

Next, we did our own experiment to test whether certain objects around the classroom sank or floated. We made a guess, or hypothesis, based on what we already knew about the object. Then, we tested each object by placing it in water and observed what happened.

Finally, the students worked with a partner to complete a worksheet to summarize their findings.

It was another great science class with our Kindergarten friends!

Frozen Jr.

We enjoyed a wonderful performance of Frozen Jr.! Congratulations to the cast and crew for a phenomenal show!

As you have heard, based on the recommendations of local and state health care professionals, HCA will be closing today. Students will be coming home with instructional packets today and I will be emailing you more information for distance learning to begin on Tuesday, March 17. We will observe spring break the week of March 23-27. We hope to return on March 30. Please be sure to check the website and your email for more information if plans need to change.

Stay safe and healthy!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

March 2-6, 2020

We are so proud of all the students for the amazing job they did leading the school for our first Lenten prayer service! 

It was a beautiful morning and we are so glad so many of you could join us. For those of you who could not attend, please enjoy the video and pictures (thanks Mrs. Zwilling and Mrs. Morgan)!

Can you believe it's March already? This year is flying by!

Whenever it is a new month, we take some time to learn the word for the month and practice sounding it out to try to read it. This month was the perfect time to introduced the concept of two letters coming together to make one sound - like the "ar" and "ch" in March. Listen to what the Pre-K students learned:

The mail is still coming in!

We are have received mail from 12 different states, 9 different countries, and 4 continents! The boys and girls are having so much fun with this unit that we decided to continue it throughout the rest of the school year - so tell your family and friends!

Here's a clip of the "Blue's Clues" song we sing every time the mail arrives:

Here's the mail, it never fails,
It makes me want to wag my tail.
When it comes I want to wait - MAIL!!!

Looking ahead:
  • The last day to purchase tickets online for Frozen Jr. is Monday, March 9. After that, tickets will only be available at the door. The performances will be on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Show and tell will be on Wednesday, March 11 and will be something that starts with /w/.
  • Be sure to look at Mrs. Mossor's blog here for pictures and videos from our Speed Stacking assembly this week!

Have a great weekend!

Thank you to the UDFD for coming to read to us for
"Read Across America" week!