In the heart of our educational system, there exists a beacon of light whose dedication and kindness have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues alike. Mrs. Peterson, an extraordinary teacher, recently earned the prestigious Peak Award, an honor that encapsulates her unwavering positive energy and boundless kindness.
We love the Christmas season! This month we have been reading LOTS of Christmas books and stories during our speech and language groups. For the activity this week, we have been using the story "If you Take a Mouse to the Movies" while targeting various WH- questions! After we read the book, each student gets to take a turn tossing the beanbag onto the type of WH- question they'd like to answer! The students have really enjoyed incorporating learning with fun Christmas-centered activities!
In 5th grade, we learned about how settlers in Jamestown had a glassmaking industry. They used the area's natural resources like wood and sand to create glass products including bottles and windows. After that, the 5th graders used tissue paper and construction paper to make their own art project inspired by stained glass!
This month, third graders have been working on convincing Santa to hire them as an elf. They have worked hard to figure out the reasons why they would be a good elf and tell those to Santa by using their best handwriting, spelling, punctuation, and convincing words. They did such an amazing job! We will have to see if they were able to convince Santa!
Our students are not the only ones who earn brag notes. Teachers can now earn brag notes too. Here in the office we keep a stack of Teacher Brag Notes available for students who want to brag about the awesome faculty and staff here at Meadow Brook. Students can fill out a brag note and drop it into our Meadow Brook mailbox in the office.
2nd grade had a guest speaker, Mrs. Harding. She is a composer and music specialist. She worked with the students to play instruments and listen to their sounds. We read Violet’s Music and the students played along every time there was an onomatopoeia in the story. It was a great way to make the book come alive and to bring a musical aspect into our lesson. The students hard a blast!