Monday, May 22, 2017

LS Read-In

The weather cooperated and Lower School had an amazing time celebrating reading today with our Read-In (or Read-Out!!). What fun it was to be outside on the soccer field, cozy with towels and a good book! Most kids didn't want it to end! Thank you, Mrs. Jones, for organizing such a fun event! 

Room 16 LOVES to read! 



Alea & Akilah




Jack & Oliver







Sunday, May 21, 2017

5/22-5/26 Week at a Glance

Monday, May 22 (Day 5)
*Chess Club
- LS Read-In (bring a good book and towel)
- Music
- P.E.

Tuesday, May 23 (Day 6)
- P.E. 
- Spanish

Wednesday May 24 (Day 1)
- Spanish
- Music

Thursday, May 25 (Day 2)
- Spanish 
- P.E.

Friday, May 26 (Day 3)
- LS Field Day (no P.E. or Music because of this)
- BBQ Lunch, 11:50 (feel free to join us!)

Looking Ahead:
- Monday, 5/29: Memorial Day, no school
- Wednesday, 5/31: Portfolio Share, 8:30-9:30
- Thursday, 6/1: Non-uniform day
- Friday, 6/2: LS Closing Program, 1:30

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!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stone Soup at Stages Theater

Last Thursday we went to Stages Theater Company 
in Hopkins to watch Stone Soup! 

Weisman Museum Field Trip

Last Tuesday, we visited the Weisman Art Museum with Mrs. Grams and Ms. Schoenborn's class. Thank you to our parent volunteers for joining us and to Mrs. Grams for organizing it. If your family is looking for a nice weekend activity, I would highly recommend visiting this museum. We enjoyed it! 

The first sketch of the Weisman Museum, done by the museum's architect. 

Next: a formal rendering of the Museum.

Next step: build it with blocks! 

A piece of art - this is the Mississippi River! 

Frederick R. Weisman piece by Andy Warhol

Checking out the Weisman from the Washington Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

The fish was popular and familiar - it was most recently at the Sculpture Garden!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

5/12-5/19 Week at a Glance

Monday, May 15 (Day 6)
*Chess Club
- P.E.
- Spanish

Tuesday, May 16 (Day 1)
- Country Presentations (Wellstone, Ollie, Ellis, Anika, Erin, Mikey)
- Spanish
- Music

Wednesday, May 17 (Day 2)
- Country Presentations (Anna, Leo, Jack, Katie, Zach)
- Library
- Spanish
- P.E.

Thursday, May 18 (Day 3)
- Country Presentations (Alea, Julia, Akilah, Liv, Oliver)

Friday, May 19 (Day 4)
- Field Day
- Spanish

Looking Ahead:
- Monday, May 22, LS Read-In, 8:40-9:30: Students can bring a towel to sit/lay on, as it will take place on Ottawa Ave. soccer field
- Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, No School
- Wednesday, May 31, Portfolio Share, 8:30-9:30
- Friday, June 2, LS Closing Program, 1:30

Saturday, May 6, 2017

5/8-5/12 Week at a Glance

Monday, May 8 (Day 1)
*Chess/Mustang Club
- Spanish
- Music

Tuesday, May 9 (Day 2)
- All School Chapel
- Field trip to Weisman Art Museum
- Library
- Spanish
- P.E. 

Wednesday, May 10 (Day 3)
- P.E.
- Music

Thursday, May 11 (Day 4)
- Chapel
- Field trip to Stages Theater (Stone Soup)
- Art
- Spanish

Friday, May 12 (Day 5)
- Music
- P.E. 

Looking Ahead:
- May 16-18: Country Presentations
- Friday, May 19: Field Day/BBQ Lunch, 9:30-11:30 (Lunch to follow)
- Monday May 29: No School, Memorial Day 
- Wednesday, May 31: Portfolio Share, 8:30-9:30
- Friday, June 2: Lower School Closing Program, 1:30 (No Extended Day)