Civics Zines

Grateful in Room 109

We have so much to be thankful for this year! During the month of November, the first graders in Mrs. MacLagan’s classroom spent a lot of time discussing all that they are thankful for – family, friends, health, school, food, home, and so much more. We talked about family traditions, read Thanksgiving stories, created “Trees […]

Field Trip Fun in Room 104

As a part of our building unit, we were able to discuss different kinds of homes, and had the opportunity to go on two great field trips! One was a walking field trip, where we went around our neighborhood and looked at different kinds of houses, and followed a map to find specific unique homes. […]

Celebrating Veterans Day in Third Grade

During the month of November, the third graders in Mrs. Baird and Ms. Catala’s classroom learned a lot about veterans day. We read books and newsmagazines, and watched videos to learn when and why we celebrate this special day. Several students actually got to interview veterans from their own family and share their responses. It […]

Learning about Pumpkins

Last week was Pumpkin Week in Room 110! We started off the week reading nonfiction books and learned all about pumpkins. One of the most interesting facts we learned was that some pumpkins are blue! Mrs. Kim cut open a real pumpkin and students were able to reach in to feel the pulp and seeds. […]

Enthusiasm Over “Ghost Boys”

Learning About Fall

The friends in PreK 103 have been busy learning about Fall! This month, we made leaf collages, painted and carved pumpkins, went on a leaf hunt and more! Our Fall books have included We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt, by Steve Metzger, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed some Leaves, by Lucille Colandro, and Five Little Pumpkins, by […]

Learning About Shapes in PreK

In September the Pre-K students in room 101 read “Crazy Pizza Day”. One of the activities the students did was to make their own “shape pizza”. Students worked hard to cut out the shapes for their “toppings”. When they were finished, students identified the different shapes and counted how many of each shape they had on their pizza.

Writing in 4th Grade

Fourth grade students are working on the writing process. After writing first drafts, editing and then revising they were super excited to complete the final presentation of their stories. Students imaginations really took off in these spooky haunted house stories.

Spread Kindness Like Confetti

After being inspired by Kid President and daily Social Emotional Lessons, Mrs. McIlvain’s class decided that the best way to make the future awesome is by being kind today. The “Kindness Ninjas” of Room 223 made encouraging notes and stuck them on random lockers in the Branch. We found that this act of kindness brightened our day, too! Be on the lookout, the Kindness can strike anytime.