This week in speech, we have been focusing on phonological awareness activities! Phonological awareness helps us understand the sound structure of the words we say to help us communicate and also become great readers! We do this by reading stories about the different sounds we make while we talk and communicate! We also work on increasing our phonological awareness by playing games to help discriminate between “long” sounds (like the /S/) and “short” sounds (Like the /D/).
At Meadow Brook we love to celebrate the positive impact our students make every chance we get. As part of our school-wide positive behavior plan students are given “brag notes” or “Principal Mustang Club” notes when they are caught working hard, being kind, being honest, or being responsible. Students can be awarded a “brag note” at any time during the school day by any teacher or staff member.
5th graders participated in Settlers and Indigenous Peoples Day! They got a taste of what it would be like to live in the United States before it officially became a country as they did crafts and activities that Native Americans and European settlers did during that time period. They made homemade butter, pinch pots, yarn dolls, rope, and whirligigs, and they learned how to weave with yarn and a paper plate! We had a great time!