Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week of 4/23-4/27

A peek at our week ahead:

Monday, April 23rd: Day 4 
-Chapel (**Trustee Day**), Art, Chinese


Tuesday, April 24th: Day 5

-Music, P.E., STEAM


Wednesday, April 25th: Day 6

-P.E., Chinese


Thursday, April 26th: Day 1

-Chinese, Music


Friday, April 27th: Day 2

**Field Trip to Museum 9:30-11:30
-P.E. and Chinese

*This week we will continue work with our Important American projects in class. All work for this will be done at school, so no need to gather materials or information, unless your child is eager to do so at home :)

Here are some pictures from our exploration last week:









Last week we also had the Landscape Arboretum visit our classroom to teach us more about sunflowers!






Wow! Some sunflowers can grow very tall. We learned that one has grown to at least 12 feet tall!









Becoming sunflowers--learning that they follow the sun as it sets/rises.











We ended our week with an integrated social studies/math activity. Students used rulers and yard sticks to measure distances from cities on 3 different maps--one of Minnesota, one of the United States, and one of the World. They used their knowledge of map keys to help them navigate the measurements.





Have a great week! -Ms. Madden

Sunday, April 15, 2018

4.16 - 4.20 Week at a Glance

Welcome Baby Tessa!!

I am happy to be able to step in for Mrs. Merrill during this exciting time for her family! Here is a peek at our week ahead:

*Birthday Wishes collection continues this week

Monday, April 16th: Day 5 
-Music, STEAM, P.E.

Tuesday, April 17th: Day 6
-P.E., Religion, Chinese

Wednesday, April 18th: Day 1
-Chapel, Chinese, Music
- On-Campus Field Trip: Sunflower Supreme by the MN Landscape Arboretum

Thursday, April 19th: Day 2
-Library, Chinese, P.E.

Friday, April 20th: Day 3
-P.E. and Music

*This week we will dive deep into our Important American projects! Expect some special homework to come home on Wednesday regarding this project.*



Looking Ahead:

- Wednesday, April 18, 8:45-10:00AM: Parents Association LS Division Meeting (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). Topic: Breck Alumni Stories and a Security Update. Join us to hear from recent Breck graduates about how their education has impacted their college and work experiences. Alumni from various areas of business and creative careers will speak. Glimpse into the not-too-distant future, to see the positive impact a Breck education will have on your child! Denny Arons, Breck Security Director, will also be providing a brief security update and will take questions at the end of the meeting. Breakfast, coffee, and tea will be served.

- Monday, April 23: All School Chapel, Trustee Day

-Friday April 27: Weisman Art Museum Field Trip (9:30-11:30)


Have a great week!
-Ms. Madden

Sunday, April 8, 2018

4/9-4/13 Week at a Glance

Monday, April 9 (Day 6)
*Mustang/Chess Club begins
*Birthday Wishes starts
- Community Meeting
- P.E. 
- Chinese

Tuesday, April 10 (Day 1)
- All School Chapel
- Chinese
- Music

Wednesday, April 11 (Day 2)
- Library
- Chinese
- P.E. 

Thursday, April 12 (Day 3)
- P.E.
- Music

Friday, April 13 (Day 4)
- Chapel
- Art
- Chinese

Looking Ahead: 
- Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8:00PM: Grade 2 Parent Meeting (LS Library), Topic: Moving Up to 3rd Grade. Speakers will be Peg Bailey (LS Director), Alice Wright (LS Dean and Grade 2 teacher), and Lisa Hunninghake (Grade 3 teacher). Coffee and dessert will be served, and childcare will be available ($20/child). RSVP here for the meeting and childcare (if needed). If you're unable to attend, the meeting will be live streamed. Click here to join the meeting.


- Wednesday, April 18: On-Campus Field Trip: Sunflower Supreme by the MN Landscape Arboretum

- Wednesday, April 18, 8:45-10:00AM: Parents Association LS Division Meeting (Heritage Room, Anderson Ice Arena). Topic: Breck Alumni Stories and a Security Update. Join us to hear from recent Breck graduates about how their education has impacted their college and work experiences. Alumni from various areas of business and creative careers will speak. Glimpse into the not-too-distant future, to see the positive impact a Breck education will have on your child! Denny Arons, Breck Security Director, will also be providing a brief security update and will take questions at the end of the meeting. Breakfast, coffee, and tea will be served. Kindly RSVP here to assist us in planning. If you're unable to attend, this meeting will be live streamed. Click here to join the meeting.

- Monday, April 23: All School Chapel, Trustee Day

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Pictures from Recess Today - Snowy but Warm!







A Note from Mrs. Z re: Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes: April 9-23

We are collecting items that make birthdays special, like
cake mix, frosting, candles, paper plates, napkins, etc.
to share with families in our community. 
People around the world celebrate in different ways, so we have included rice, noodles, cookie mix and pizza crust mix.

Gluten free, kosher, and halal food is welcome as well.

First grade will deliver your donations to S.T.E.P –
the St. Louis Park Emergency Program.

Donations can be delivered to classrooms or to the
blue “Community Cupboard” near Gym C.  

Thanks!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

4/2-4/6 Week at a Glance

Monday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 4 - NO SCHOOL, Faculty Workshop

Thursday, April 5 (Day 4) 
- Chapel
- Art
- Chinese

Friday, April 6 (Day 5)
- Music
- S.T.E.A.M.
- P.E. 

Looking Ahead: 
- Monday, April 9 - Community Meeting (Non-uniform day, wear C.A.R.E. t-shirt)

- Friday, April 27 - Field Trip to Weisman Art Museum
9:30-11:30, parent volunteers: Annalee Habstritt, Medora Danz, Phil Malkerson and Dara Maras 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Country Presentations

That’s a wrap!

Wow! I am one proud teacher. The effort the students showed during our country research unit is commendable. They were all dedicated to learning about their specific country and it showed.

This unit focused on developing the following:

*Locating information using non-fiction text features
*Determine the importance of information
*Note taking
*Synthesizing information
*Organizational skills
*Communication skills
*Global awareness


The presentations were incredibly well done. Each and every child should feel proud. They were able to stand in front of the class poised and confident while presenting their information. Way to go, Second Graders! See the cute photos below of our experts (Calvin and Bennett to be added after Break). 

Calvin - Brazil

Bennett - South Africa

Mallory - Thailand

Justin - Germany

Nicole - Italy

Brecken - Vietnam

Siena - Iceland

Jaryn - France

Linus - Japan

Malachi - Madagascar

JJ - China

Maria - Egypt

Boden - Uganda

Avery - Sweden

Adele - Zimbabwe

Marcelle - Poland

Hadley - Australia