Clay Art and Beyond September 22, 2017

Tiny Topics

This week we launched an exciting new writing unit. You may have noticed your child sporting a flashy notebook necklace. This is for collecting small moments from life to later turn into stories. These young writers are learning the process for personal narrative writing by planning planning out stories ahead of time. We are using strategies like telling a story across your fingers before writing, brainstorming, and marking key words on blank paper to plan a strong beginning, middle, and end.

 

Things Are Heating Up in Math

Math this week has had a focus on telling the temperature and using a thermometer. In one of our math explorations this week, students discovered the use of the degrees symbol and the meaning of Fahrenheit. By drawing the lines on their own temperature gauges, students worked in small groups to estimate the degrees set by their peers.

 

Visiting Artist

Students have been showing great insight during our Geology lessons this week. We had a visit from a local artist, Meryl Weber, who brought in clay pottery and materials for students to create their own clay jewelry. Students made beads in a variety of shapes and patterns to string onto bracelets and necklaces. They will experience how clay from the earth can be used to create different objects and how it changes in property from soft to hard. Look forward to these dazzling creations coming home next week!  

Sculpting Beads!

Fun with clay!

Drama with Charleston Stage!

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 28th   Curriculum Night 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Monday, October 9th              Columbus Day, No School
  • Tuesday, October 10th            Fall Break, No School
  •  Tuesday, October 31st            Halloween, 11:30 Dismissal

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