Assistant Handbook Area
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Hey there Academy people!
It’s nice to feel the sun on our backs and get the sidewalk chalk out! We are busy finishing our science experiments and boards. There’s always a buzz in the classroom while projects are underway. Students ask to stay in from recess, to work on it when other assignments are underway, and generally obsess over it! Don’t forget that our Science Experiment Presentation Night is next week on Wednesday April 20th from 7-8 pm. Hopefully this gives us a chance to eat a quick dinner, head to school to see the results of students’ questions, and then get to bed at a reasonable hour!
Elementary students are also diving into habitats in science, along with an integrated focus on human habitats called homes for social studies! In a related way we began a mini-project about geography, travel, and culture just before the break with Mrs. Hartzell. The students chose a country (or state they have never been to) and will be researching the kinds of places and things they would be interested in seeing on a virtual trip. This might include; types of homes and architecture, landmarks, food, clothes, music, and the details surrounding travel to that country. We will invite Mrs. Hartzell back in the last week of April to give us some tips about travel and what to bring on our virtual trip. This mini-project will culminate in a poster detailing the trip and the highlights of what they learned combining text and pictures. We will also be taking a look at architecture in general as an art, science, and aspect of culture.
Don’t forget that the next market day is on April 29th!
Today we had a chance to take a walk and discuss the diversity of the forest habitat from the largest organic components to the smallest. The monkey bars that the students voted for at "Fluffy Kitties" meeting are finished! I enjoyed building them for the kids and they are already getting a workout.
Keep an eye out for an upcoming field trip in May. We begin thinking and planning for our annual movie and it's time for us to locate a camera! The phones last year didn't work out as well as we had hoped with limitations on the quality and images. The flipcam we've used in years past is hopelessly outdated at this point. Does anybody have "2nd best" digital video cam at home they are not using? Removable media like a SD card would be awesome and I'm hoping that my souped up RAM that I put into Rio's old computer will help us work with the files!... Let me know.
Here are some of the many pictures from the past month or so!
Storybook project pictures
Getting out; hulas and more
I love pictures of kids reading