December 2019

Adding a little drama to phonics!

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:13

Mrs. Peterson's 1st-grade class have been learning about silent e. The students have been picking out masks and being sneaky and silent to demonstrate how silent e affects vowels in a word. It is always fun to add drama to your lessons and learning.

Mandie Peterson

Acting Out in the Library

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:06
This week during library time, we learned how fun it can be to act out favorite picture books. Younger classes acted out 10 Fat Turkeys, by Tony Johnston, and enjoyed jumping off “the fence” when it was their turn. Older classes performed a reader’s theater of the book Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy, by Lisa Wheeler. Some students were the readers, and did a great job using strong voices and reading their parts with expression.
Erin Jolley

All About Jellyfish

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:03

Did you know that a jellyfish doesn’t have a brain?
In our 2nd grade Journeys book, we read all about jellyfish. We learned that jellyfish don’t have brains or hearts and they never know if they’re stinging an enemy or a friend. We then picked 3 facts to share and then stated 2 opinions that we had about jellyfish. Ask your second grader what they think about jellyfish.

Morgan Peterson