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Category Archives: Goldfinch

09
Mar

Second and Third Graders Read to Younger Students

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Each Wednesday morning a small group of second and third graders proudly head off with books in hand to the Lilac and Maple Rooms.  The older students look forward to reading to the tinier children, while the younger children look … Continue reading

09
Mar

Fun in the Snow!

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The weather finally warmed up enough for us to go outside.  Friday afternoon we bundled up and went out to play.  We took a nice walk on the wooded trails.  We discussed the many changes we observed from our fall … Continue reading

09
Mar

Teaching Others

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    Working in pairs, the first graders taught each other about the food groups.  The students worked cooperatively to read a story and then record facts about their food group.  They decided who would share the information and who … Continue reading

04
Mar

Mardi Gras

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Yvonne, a native from New Orleans, shared with us some of the traditions and customs of Mardi Gras last week.  Students were asked to wear green, purple, and gold beads.  At recess Yvonne tossed out trinkets to the class.  For … Continue reading

28
Feb

Crazy for Montessori!

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The Goldfinch Room celebrated Montessori Education Week February 24-28th.  The Peaceful Penguins shared a moment of silence on Monday to honor Maria Montessori and others who have contributed to a peaceful world.  Students took part in many activities this week in celebration … Continue reading

28
Feb

Are You Listening?

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Through observation of the Peaceful Penguins in social situations throughout the day we decided to use our community time to model and discuss reflective listening. Tonya and Natalie modeled  two scenarios: fighting over the last rug and not being included in … Continue reading

27
Feb

Culture of Thailand

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Thank you to Tom, Geena, and Renee Watkins for their presentation on Thailand.  From food to clothing the Peaceful Penguins enjoyed learning more about another Asian country.    

24
Feb

Presidents are us!

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In honor of Presidents Day students were given the opportunity to become part of a group researching a president.  Groups were composed of all levels.  Students had to compromise on which president they wanted to research.  They then chose what … Continue reading

23
Feb

Spring Fundraiser Coming Soon!

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Save the date! The annual spring fundraiser is March 8th. After studying the continent of Asia and observing art from Asia on a recent field trip to the Toledo Museum of Art the Peaceful Penguins have put together two beautiful pieces … Continue reading

21
Feb

Tuesdays and Thursdays are Sharing Days

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Students love to share their  research or items from home with the Peaceful Penguins community.  Sharing provides the students with public speaking opportunities.  We ask that the sharing is educational in nature and that a few facts are discussed.  Students … Continue reading

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