Author Archives: Goldfinch

11
Feb

A Healthy Me

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This year’s theme in the Lower Elementary classrooms is A Healthy Me.  During the months of January and February students in the Goldfinch classroom read about, discussed, experimented, and wrote about germs.  Experiments were conducted to show how germs can … Continue reading

10
Feb

Busy Week in Goldfinch Room!

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Students in the Goldfinch Classroom have been busy with numerous activities this week!  Students celebrated Mardi Gras with masks, beads, and books.  Thank you to Yvonne for bringing in her love of Mardi Gras to the classroom and sharing her … Continue reading

10
Feb

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

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Mystery Reader, Michele Mawad shared two books with the Goldfinch community on Monday, February 8th. One book talked about filling buckets.  You might be thinking, “What kind of bucket?” Everyone carries an invisible bucket around to hold good feelings and … Continue reading

03
Feb

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning!

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What creative and unique items were brought in for our 100th day celebration!  From 100 photos, to 100 gumballs, to 100 Popsicle sticks, the ideas were clever. Sharing our 100 day items was part of this special day as well … Continue reading

02
Feb

Living in the U.S.A.

Posted by Goldfinch

During the month of February third level students will be asked to study the U.S.A/ states and capitals at home and during work time.  Students will need to be able to locate and label the states and their capitals by … Continue reading

29
Jan

February Preview and Reminders

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Welcome to February- the month of love and fun!    February can be a cold and windy month.  Please have winter coats, gloves, hats, and boots for children when weather dictates.  We try to get the students outside as much … Continue reading

29
Jan

Fun Friday!

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We enjoy doing extra special activities on Fridays after a hard week of work.  Today we had fraction fun Friday.  Students made a fraction snack by measuring healthy ingredients.  In language, students made a fraction friendship pie.  In math, the … Continue reading

25
Jan

Mystery Reader Sighting

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Thanks to Lauren Sachs for bringing in an interesting book that not only entertained but taught us a new Hebrew word!  The Cats of Ben Yehuda Street written by Ann Redisch Stampler tells about the friendship of two cats and … Continue reading

25
Jan

Compounds Abound!

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Compound Day was a success!  Such creative and fun ideas were brought in by all levels.  If you are in the school please stop by to see the Compound Word table in the hall outside of the Goldfinch Room. 

25
Jan

Zumba Fun Friday!

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We are so fortunate to have Lauren Sachs, Skylar’s mom, coming in to do a Zumba class this Friday afternoon with all of our students.  This class fits wonderfully with our “Healthy You” theme this year. We are asking that … Continue reading

22
Jan

100th Day Important Information

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This information was sent home in a Friday folder last week.  It also included the form students need to complete at home and bring in with his/her 100th day item by Feb. 2. The 100th day of school is fast … Continue reading

22
Jan

Valentine’s Day Important Information

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This information was sent home last week in Friday folders.  This is just another reminder. Valentine’s Day is one the children’s favorite day.  All children are expected to bring in valentines for everyone and a box or bag to hold … Continue reading

19
Jan

Mystery Reader Shares Two Books

Posted by Goldfinch

Thank you to Sally Gladwell Thomas for volunteering as our Mystery Reader on January 11th.  Sally shared two types of books.  Wangari’s Tree of Peace,  a non-fiction book, led to discussions on laying seeds of hope, analyzing the main character, … Continue reading

08
Jan

Movement Matters in Lower Elementary Montessori Classrooms

Posted by Goldfinch

On any given day while looking through a lower elementary observation window, you may see a student using a stamp game to solve a multiplication equation, a child at a rug acting out verb command cards, and another youngster tracing … Continue reading

06
Jan

Off to Busy Start in 2016

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The Intelligent Eagles are back in full swing this new year.  We have been talking about new year resolutions and we will be working towards improving some of our work habits, peer relations, and/or academic skills.  From listening hard, to … Continue reading

17
Dec

Third Level Puts on an Ocean Play!

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Searching for just the right hermit crab shell is a tough job unless you have help from your ocean friends.  We learned that when our third level put on a Reader’s Theater play based on Eric Carle’s book, A House for … Continue reading

15
Dec

Upcoming in January!

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We wish you a wonderful holiday season and an enjoyable winter break.  Thank  you for providing us the gift of working with your child each day! Here are some upcoming events in January. Reading, Writing, and Language- Students will be … Continue reading

14
Dec

Mystery Readers Abound!

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Monday, December 7th and 14th mystery readers came to share their favorite books.  On December 7th  Amy Choksey shared Giraffes Can’t Dance with the class.  Adding masks to color and wear during the read aloud and making time to dance … Continue reading

11
Dec

Celebrating Holidays Around the World

Posted by Goldfinch

Today we took a quick trip around the world to explore holiday traditions and legends.  Our first stop was in Mexico where we learned about the legend of the poinsettia.  We read the story, The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie … Continue reading

11
Dec

Goldfinch P.J. Day!

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P.J. Day Students are welcome to wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag or blanket to school if he/she likes. When: next Friday, December 18, 2015 Where: Goldfinch room Why: To top off our last day together in 2015!

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