Our young authors have done it! We are so excited and very pleased to present and celebrate the children's first published writing pieces. Throughout this unit our students learned about the power of emotion and how to incorporate it into their writing. Our “Memory Books” are reflection pieces about items that remind the children of a special experience or event and evoke emotion. The children were especially invested in this unit, as each book tells a unique and personal story about each of them. Come visit our Memory Museum this week where the children's items will be displayed along with a description. We are so proud of all their hard work. Our best wishes to you all for a very happy holiday!
Kindergarten students were busy this week learning about what it means to code. The children had great fun coding with each other, giving commands to a partner, coding during a Checkers game, and building a tall structure out of cups. Their teamwork really paid off, as they were able to successfully complete their missions. Helen Noble, a second grade teacher, made a guest appearance and taught us about some great applications to use on the iPad to reinforce coding. We loved learning about “Flurb” the furby who wanted to get from one place to another. We cannot wait to experiment more with other coding applications!
We have Partner Power! This week the children were given their sixth and final reading super power. They learned that with the help of a partner they can figure out even the trickiest of texts. Their mission was to work on “private reading” first and then to share snap words, patterns, and favorite parts of their books with their partners. Partner power also helps the children to make connections with each other and with the books they are reading. We had so much fun sharing our books, and we are well on our way to becoming avid readers.