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Author Archives: Karner Blue

13
May

And the Winner Is…

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*+-The sixth level students in Upper Elementary have recently concluded their colonization work with the Discover simulation. Taking top honors was the government colony, First Capital. The members of First Capital shared that their strategy was to acquire land. They … Continue reading

11
May

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

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*+-On May 8, Karner Blue enjoyed opening the classroom to visits from grandparents and special friends. The children led visitors through different activities like Hunters and Gatherers, Kabludiga, and Multiplitastic and even trail walks in the woods. Andrew had many questions … Continue reading

27
Apr

Karner Blue in the Past 30 Days

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*+-This school year continues to race by.  The students remain hard at work!  Academic Updates for the 3rd trimester have been sent home in student backpacks this past Friday. The final full month of classes is just around the corner! … Continue reading

20
Mar

Spring Cleaning!

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*+-For the first day of spring, the children spent some time this afternoon cleaning out cubbies and bins. Hopefully those dried salty spots from our long winter are gone until next season. It was also a good time to make … Continue reading

28
Feb

Working in Children’s House

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*+-On Tuesday, February 24, children from Karner Blue visited our friends in Children’s House to help in the different classrooms. As you can see, there was lots and lots of reading… working with materials… even some origami… and a whole … Continue reading

26
Feb

Karner Blue Spirit!

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*+-Below are pictures from our latest spirit day was on Wednesday, February 25!

18
Feb

Hunters and Gatherers

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*+-Fourth level students have simulated the trials and tribulations of survival for early humans by playing Hunters and Gatherers. In this simulation, the goal is to stay alive and prevent other members of your band from dying of starvation. This … Continue reading

15
Feb

Love a Good Book Day

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*+-  Everyone loves a good book!  On Friday, February 13, students participated in “Love a Good Book Day.”  The day began with a book exchange.  The exchange was a great way to pick up some different books to enjoy. Next, … Continue reading

12
Feb

Mustache Mania!

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*+-This past Monday, February 9, the students in Upper Elementary celebrated Mustache Monday! This was another spirit day planned by the UE Spirit Committee. Below, check out our multitude of mustaches!

30
Jan

Here Come the Pharaohs

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*+-Fifth level students studied the civilization of Ancient Egypt during December and January. The study included writing a research paper of an important pharaoh, creating a mummy, and making and decorating a sarcophagus complete with shabtis (workers) and amulets necessary … Continue reading

09
Jan

A Busy 30 Days in Karner Blue

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*+-Heritage Luncheon Students and parents of the Karner Blue classroom shared family recipes and dishes during a heritage celebration at the end of November.  The food was quite delicious!  There was excitement to taste foods which are important traditions to … Continue reading

07
Nov

Exploring the Owl Food Web

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*+-Karner Blue’s 4th Level students have been exploring food chains and webs. The culmination of this lesson includes the dissection of owl pellets and analyzing what owls eat. Using charts to identify bones, students determine which animals can be in … Continue reading

05
Nov

Heritage Luncheon

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*+-Thanksgiving is nearly around the corner! In order to celebrate this special holiday, we would like to recognize the diverse heritage of our children with a potluck luncheon featuring family recipes. We are asking that Karner Blue parents discuss with their child … Continue reading

04
Nov

Old Electronics? Recycle IT!

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*+-Supporting our theme of conservation, the children of Karner Blue participated in a presentation given by Jason Reynolds of Recycle IT, USA. They helped to disassemble computer hard drives for recycling. This educational activity preceded a recycling drive taking place … Continue reading

01
Nov

Karner Blue Harvest Celebration

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*+-On Wednesday, October 29, the students of Karner Blue enjoyed their annual harvest celebration.  This fun day was completely organized and executed by the students.  After dividing themselves into Games Committee, Decorations Committee, or Food Committee, students met to plan … Continue reading

13
Oct

Camp Storer

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*+-Each year, the sixth level children look forward to their annual trip to Camp Storer. With lots programs and activities in a beautiful outdoor setting, the trip to camp produces memories that will last a lifetime! Our activities this year … Continue reading

02
Oct

Sticky Geography

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*+-To prepare for their geography test, these children used sticky notes to label islands, bodies of waters, and other items. They were definitely ready when it was time for the test!

01
Oct

Outside Journal Time

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*+-With writer’s notebooks in hand, the children of Karner Blue spent time outside to do some journaling about fall. They have enjoyed this peaceful time to write!

29
Sep

Secor Metropark

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*+-As part of our “Conservation” theme the Karner Blue children collected mountain mint seeds at Secor Metropark on September 26. The Metroparks staff uses the collected seeds as they continue their prairie restoration efforts. We gathered several bags of mountain mint for … Continue reading

24
Sep

5th Level Explores the Plant Kingdom

Posted by Karner Blue

*+-Eager to get outside on a beautiful day and explore plants a little closer, 5th-level students took mini portable microscopes and headed into the woods.  Leaves, flowers, grass, and bark all look quite a bit different up close.  Their study … Continue reading

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