We are hard at work in the resource room! We often use resources and materials that are different from the traditional curriculum. Take a peek at some of the items we have been using for math and ELA lately!
Granby schools will have an early release today, and no pm PreK.
We read "Stranger in the Woods" about two children who build a snowman in the forest. They use nuts for the eyes and mouth, a carrot for the nose, birdseed in the hat, and they sprinkle corn around the bottom of the snowman. The animals come to investigate the "stranger in the woods" and find good treats to eat. Our class made a connection between this story and one we read in December called Night Tree. This book is about a family who decorates a tree in the forest every Christmas with popcorn strings, apples, and nuts. The animals who discover this tree also find good treats to eat. We made bird feeders out of pinecones to celebrate these books and to feed our feathered friends.
Students in Ms. Iapichino's Spanish classes are presently learning vocabulary related to clothing and other clothing accessories. In addition, they are learning appropriate clothes worn during the winter, spring, summer and fall.
"Snaps-off" to all of the poets in Ms. Stone's second grade class! In our new poetry unit students have been exploring strategies, like line breaks, that poets use to write poems. We have been using our five senses to include descriptive literary language!
Students in Mrs. Sessions' class have been working hard on our Realistic Fiction Writing unit. Students use a variety of tools, such as anchor charts, checklists and goal sheets to remind them of the basic qualities and expectations in their writing. This allows the teacher to step back and leaves the students to take ownership of their writing and see their growth.
Snowy Song Alert from Mrs. Spellman-Cloutier's kindergarten class! We learned a new song that we sang and acted out to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot". We listened for the rhymes and then the children found and highlighted some of our "snap words". The song will be a great addition to their Poetry Folder!
Happy New Year from Miss Williams first grade class! We are celebrating the new year by writing resolutions. We brainstormed and discussed what changes or goals we would like to focus on this year. We wrote about personal resolutions as well as at home or at school resolutions.
Thank you to Mrs. Lucas for leading us in our virtual Sing-a-long! We even had a special guest dancer, Dr. Grossman!
Mrs. Curley's kindergarteners are explaining their thinking and playing roll and record during math!
In music the 2nd graders use their iPads to read and write music with modified notation. They also enjoyed playing along to music using their rhythm sticks.
Ms. Narciso’s first grade scientists are enjoying their science explorations. Students explore how to make light change direction using flashlights, targets and mirrors and how to make a statue’s shadow move without moving the statue!
Mrs. Meyers' remote kindergarten class learned about geometry by going outside to make shapes out of sticks they found in nature!
Mrs. Kibby’s 2nd graders have been working hard during PE. They are stretching and exercising along with Miss K to various fall themed videos.
Friends in Mrs. Hagstrom's class are learning math remotely and sharing their thinking!
Second grade students in Mrs. Toth's class have wrapped up a fiction reading unit and are starting a nonfiction reading unit. Our first lesson was understanding the differences between fiction and nonfiction texts and then reviewing some of the more common text features found in nonfiction texts. Then the students had the opportunity to explore nonfiction books in Epic!, looking for these text features.
Last week students in Mrs Kibby's Kindergarten class were using characters and the setting to retell an old favorite; The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Last week in Mrs. Miller's Art Classes the students used the element of shape to create their collages!
It was a great day to celebrate our Veterans and Service Women and Men, present and future. A few things we did to honor them was say an all school Pledge of Allegiance, place over 300 American flags in the front of the school, have a virtual visit with Veterans and much more. Thank you for all you do to serve our country and keep us safe!
In Mrs. Scully's class we are learning about Community Helpers and what it means to be a part of a community. We are exploring this topic through center time activities and stories!