October 2023

Fall Diamonte Poems

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Thu, 10/12/2023 - 12:31

4th grade took a little break from the math to create some colorful fall artwork to go with their Fall Diamonte poems! These will be awesome to present to the parents when they come for conferences on Thursday!!

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Samantha Lattin

Settlers and Indigenous Peoples Day

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 10/09/2023 - 19:51

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!

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Alice Owen

Third Grade Field Trip

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 10/07/2023 - 13:09

Last week the 3rd graders got to go on a field trip to Bridal Veil Falls on a nature walk! Students got to collect things along the way that were interesting to them. The 3rd graders had a blast and found some pretty awesome stuff!

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Sarah Christley

Hats Matter

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Fri, 10/06/2023 - 14:15

In 2nd grade we are learning the properties of matter. Sometimes matter is soft, stiff, or water absorbent. Our students were ‘stranded on an island’ and needed to make a hat that could absorb sweat and keep the sun off. But they only had the packaging from their lunch. Paper towels to absorb the sweat. More stuff material for the shade. They did an awesome job!

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Carrie Mortimer

Forces of Motion

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 06:18

This week kindergarteners are getting an introduction to forces and motions talking about terms like push and pull. A science outreach program called Discovery Gateway came to Meadow Brook to teach more about this concept. Students were able to investigate and demonstrate their learning by doing hands on activities.

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Emma Farmer photos by Esperanza Strebe

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 18:54

First grade was introduced to the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We talked about the setting and made a map of the setting. We also practiced our retelling skills by retelling The Three Billy Goats Gruff using the key details and acting it out with our puppets. 

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Katie Oman

Story Champs

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 06:18

In speech this week, our students have been working very hard on telling complete stories with appropriate grammar. We love using the "Story Champs" program to achieve this. Our story picture cards, icons, and color-coded popsicle sticks help students remember to include the main parts of a story: character, setting, problem, feeling, action, conclusion, and end feeling. We are so proud of our students who are learning to tell/retell stories anywhere from personal narratives to academic literature like pros! 

Attributions
Savannah Calton