September 23, 2017

Archives for February 2011

A Madlib

Students have been studying nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs for the last several weeks. Just this morning we wrote this Madlib together. I wrote the story, and students helped me fill in the funny parts of speech (in all-caps)…. [Read More…]

Mural Project: Finished Products!

A big “THANK YOU” to Mrs. McCowen for all of her work teaching us how to paint salamanders and snakes. The results are 100% kid work, mentored by a wonderful art teacher. Our math aid, Matt, took the following pictures… [Read More…]

Rock Collections

Please encourage your geologist to collect diverse and interesting rocks to add to their collection of 18. We’re busy identifying our rocks and diversity in shape, color, hardness and origin is definitely more interesting.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday we welcomed guests from a local Chinese immersion program. We celebrated the first day of Chinese New Year with a performance from their students, including poems, ribbon dance, fan dance, a doll dance and Chinese yo-yo’s. We were mesmerized… [Read More…]

Mural Art, Day #4

Our tiles are painted and ready for final touch-ups! Mrs. McCowen will be coming in all this week to work with small groups of students. This one-on-one time is so important so that students feel proud of their work and… [Read More…]

Mural Art, Day #3

Today we painted! Our art is coming to life. Tomorrow we’ll work on details and texture to add dimension.

Mural Art, Day #2

Today’s art was so busy I didn’t even think to take pictures! After sketching a few versions of our snakes and salamanders, we picked our favorite and transferred it to our tile to begin painting tomorrow. We even had time… [Read More…]