Once upon a time…there lived a teacher princess named Mrs. Shaw who reigned over a kingdom of young authors. The young authors created their own fairy tale heroes, villains and sidekicks. Next week, these brave young souls will begin the rough drafts of their very own original fairy tales. (And live happily ever after)
On Tuesday, we had another lesson with the wonderful ECO (Ecology Classroom Outside) ladies Bethany and Sarah. We went to our outdoor classroom on the back of our property and pulled out the invasive grasses that are threatening the native species. ECO provides garden gloves and trowels, so we really looked the part of the hardworking gardeners.
During morning meeting, we have been talking about antonyms (also known as opposites). The kids are really enjoying “the antonym game.” This is where they read a short story and replace words with antonyms. The stories always come out ridiculously funny. Maybe you’d like to play this as a family.
Another new topic in morning meeting is the Venn Diagram. This is a way to organize your knowledge about 2 things’ similarities and differences. We have had a good time comparing children in our class. Some of the kids have also been reading biographies of famous people and developing Venn Diagrams about what they’ve learned.
The district will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at 7pm for district parents that are interested in sending their kids to our newly formed school at Springdale. This is not a charter school, but more like a magnet school. Corbett Arts Program at Springdale will open in the fall of 2012. The focus of the school will be on the arts (visual and performing). District parents will have the first choice of the limited number of seats at this school. For more information please contact Lori Luna (email@example.com) or rtrani (firstname.lastname@example.org).