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Friday, August 30, 2019

Our Second Week of School!

Science-  This week we are finishing up our pendulum investigation. We have learned about the variables that affect the number of swings a pendulum makes within a certain time. We have also extended our learning by investigating Foucault’s Pendulum and Galileo’s work with using pendulums as time-keepers. Reading-  As a read aloud this week we […]
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Welcome Back!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Welcome Back!

September 9-13 Drama Drama with Charleston Stage was added this week and the students had the opportunity to practice “actor’s focus” as they learned lines in small groups, responded in games, engaged in directed movement, and enjoyed call and response songs. This activity continued for the whole week! Reading The book The Principal’s New Clothes […]

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Back From the Storm

Science In Science this week, we are studying the variables involved in sinking and floating. The students built “boats” and tested the relationships between capacity and passengers. Students are applying their investigation to real world applications in Life Boat capacities and passenger numbers. Reading Students are diving into their newest Book Clubs with Because of […]

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Self-Regulators!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Self-Regulators!

4th Graders Are Self-Regulators! Our students have been acclimating to their surroundings everyday and becoming more aware of how to self-regulate their emotions, body movements and behaviors. We have been practicing breathing techniques, such as the Triangle Breath, to calm the mind and body. Our self regulators find this technique most helpful during transitions from […]

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Drama Week

Friday, September 13, 2019

Drama Week

Drama, Drama, Drama Second Graders were excited to do drama this week! Each year we have actors from Charleston Stage come to our school to work on presentation and dramatic skills. During these classes, students use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create different scenes. A favorite warm-up game is, “Baby Shark”. Second Grade actors […]

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Making Noise in Third Grade!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Making Noise in Third Grade!

GR 3 September 13, 2019 Science Third Graders have loved tuning into their sense of hearing. This unit of study focuses on sound. Our classroom has gotten loud and exciting as we explore different ways of creating sound and feeling the vibrations that make sound waves. Students used their keen sense of hearing to listen […]

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Creative Kindergarteners

Friday, September 13, 2019

Creative Kindergarteners

Creating Our Kindergarten House RulesKindergarteners started their week off by reviewing and then putting our classroom rules onto paper. Students discussed the importance of ONE voice in our classroom, taking care of our materials and each other, as well as using kind words and gentle hands. Kindergarten spent the week practicing their mastery of our […]

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Blossoming In Kindergarten!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Blossoming In Kindergarten!

Reading WorkshopKindergartners kicked off our Reading Workshop this week by practicing how to be efficient readers. Brave readers spent time passing books around their table and reading the ones that interested them most. The students really impressed us with their ability to create a quiet environment perfect for digging into a book (just like a […]

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Third Grade Writing Wonders

GR 3 August 30, 2019 Reading This week we launched into our first reading unit. Third Graders were delighted to share their personal reading goals with the class.  Third Grade readers want to become stronger readers and read lots of new books!! Readers have enjoyed getting to know our classroom library and choosing books that […]

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Magnetic Energy!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Magnetic Energy!

Magnetic Forces in Fourth Grade!  This week, Fourth Grade scientists thrived in their research groups discovering all the amazing powers of magnets! Each group of students determined that magnets can attract and repel certain materials. The tested materials included nails, screen mesh, small pieces of copper, paper clips and more! They took their findings a […]

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