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Author Archives: Bluebird

04
Jun

Summer, Summer Sun and Fun

Posted by Bluebird

June, Already?! We can hardly believe the year has flown by.  As one parent told me, “The weeks go slowly but the year goes fast.”  This sums it all up.  As always, this time of year is a time when we … Continue reading

30
Apr

Goodbye April

Posted by Bluebird

The Next Generation of Teachers The Lower Elementary materials night was a showcase of children teaching parents their favorite works…or possibly the work they thought would challenge mom or dad!  As teachers, we love to see the choices the children … Continue reading

23
Apr

All about the Body and Mind

Posted by Bluebird

     Building Healthy Habits If your child is suddenly hounding you at the grocery store, encouraging you to read every label to see if it has high fructose corn syrup,  sodium, or  dyes then we have successfully done our job! … Continue reading

30
Mar

March…Is it spring yet?!

Posted by Bluebird

Social Development 6-9 As you peer through the window of the Bluebird room, you notice your child (or someone else’s!) wandering from friend to friend visiting.  You then focus on a group of students chatting while they sit around a … Continue reading

19
Feb

A Love-ly Introduction to Europe

Posted by Bluebird

Europe, here we come! This month we have begun our continent study of Europe.  We began with a lay of the land, a lesson on the biomes of Europe.  As we continue the study, first level will learn more about the … Continue reading

05
Feb

100 Days of School!

Posted by Bluebird

100 Days of School! On February 3, 2015, we celebrated 100 days of school.  The day began with a community breakfast.  Each child had a bowl of 100 cereal pieces with 100 ml of milk.  Then it was on to some … Continue reading

16
Jan

Bluebird Winter Nature Day

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Let it Snow… This year’s lower elementary theme is Nature and You…not just on the beautiful sunny days but even the cold, snowy ones.  Today we bundled up and spent a morning just enjoying our friends and nature.  Alhough the … Continue reading

12
Jan

Bluebird December Highlights

Posted by Bluebird

Delicious Thanks! Thank you to all of the parents that donated time and items for our annual winter breakfast.  Smita Patel and Sherri Liedberg organized a feast.  We know it’s difficult enough to get out the door with the children in … Continue reading

12
Dec

Bluebirds Exploring History

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Sylvania Historical Village The Bluebird class took a November day trip to Sylvania Historical Village.  Greeted by a beautiful fall day, the children set off to learn about the Native Americans of our area and the Pioneers.  We traveled through … Continue reading

12
Dec

Prehistoric Exhibit Museum

Posted by Bluebird

  Prehistoric Exhibit Museum Join us Friday, December 20 after our Winter Breakfast.   Featuring the research, paintings, timelines, and models of the Creative Crocodiles   *Based on the Montessori Curriculum for the Timeline of Life and Clock of Eras … Continue reading

03
Nov

Why we love conferences

Posted by Bluebird

In most schools, conferences can be stressful meetings between parents and teachers.  Anxiety is definitely something I have always felt as a parent.  Is my child performing, respecting adults, treating others well?  We fear judgement made regarding our parenting.  We … Continue reading

03
Nov

Hello Fall

Posted by Bluebird

Last Week we formally welcomed fall with some Autumn themed stations and activities.  The room was filled with the an apple cinnamon smell after the children prepared apple sauce and mini apple dumplings.  Peeling, cutting, and coring were great practical life … Continue reading

22
Oct

3rd level engineers

Posted by Bluebird

Third level has been study tectonic plates and the effects of the movement of the plates.  We have examined volcanoes, mountains, tsunamis, and earthquakes.  Today the students tested their hand at creating quake- resistant structures outside.  They began with a … Continue reading

20
Oct

October Excitement

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Opening Ceremony October 20, 2014, the lower elementary classes gathered for our opening ceremony.  The flags were presented as well as the theme for the year, Nature and You.  This year we added a new twist to the morning, Nature … Continue reading

20
Oct

Veggie U!

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Veggie U fun! Posted on September 22, 2014 by Bluebird   I am so thrilled to announce that the 3rd level will be participating in the Veggie U program for  5 weeks. This program is committed to teaching a seed-to-harvest … Continue reading

27
Sep

Peace Day

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Celebrating Peace Posted on September 23, 2014 by Goldfinch Wearing shirts that were white or decorated with a peace sign students in Lower Elementary gathered together to celebrate the International Day of Peace.  Students listened to the story If Peace Is…  … Continue reading

22
Sep

Veggie U fun!

Posted by Bluebird

  I am so thrilled to announce that the 3rd level will be participating in the Veggie U program for  5 weeks. This program is committed to teaching a seed-to-harvest concept for elementary students. A classroom garden kit complete with … Continue reading

12
Sep

Bluebirds in Space

Posted by Bluebird

Welcome to the first ever Bluebird space blog, created by the inventive third level students!  Below you will find a series of student-created “websites” that will blow your mind.  (Please do not try to get to the links.  These are fictitious!)  … Continue reading

11
Sep

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Year!

Posted by Bluebird

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year! Lower Elementary began the first day with the first great lesson, The Big Bang. Big Bang or Creative Explosion? The children in the Bluebird room used various media to represent their own versions of … Continue reading