As I write this, I am enjoying a s’more a’ la Mr. Read and Mrs. Booty, while reflecting on the amazing performance that we witnessed this morning at SCS. Students in grades kindergarten through six, as well as a variety of community members, were treated to a wonderful representation of West African drumming and dancing. The West African Dance Troupe from Senegal, Africa used music, dance and humor to educate and entertain our school community for almost an hour. It was a great way to start a day and end a week!
This week we had two news friends join our class, they are brothers! We would like to welcome Giles and Moss to our Primary Multiage family.
Reading and Writing: The children enjoyed listening to rhyming books. They did a wonderful job picking out the words they heard that rhymed. Students worked individually finding rhyming pictures or words and grouping them on a sheet of paper. Afternoon friends have a new set of spelling words. The three sight words they are learning to spell are: with, his, they.
Blue Math: Our big focus in this group has been addition and subtraction number stories. The children have been learning a variety of models to help them solve different types of number stories, as well as being asked to solve multi-step number stories. They have also had fun writing their own number stories too. After vacation we will be learning strategies to solve multi-digit addition and multi-digit subtraction problems.
Reading: All reading groups have started reading a Colonial America themed novel. While reading these novels, we will make connections to what we have already learned about. Reading groups continue to work on personalized spelling words, and cursive writing.
Writing: Students got feedback on their compare/contrast essays last week. Our newest writing assignment is connected to the generosity of our Association of School and Community (ASC). ASC has kindly offered $150 to each faculty member to use in their classroom.