Category Archives: Goldfinch

06
Mar

No Fact Tests This Week

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Due to conferences, there will be no second and third grade facts tests this week.  Keep practicing and try some of these fun ideas at home. Blow up a balloon.  Say a fact to your child while he or she … Continue reading

02
Mar

Montessori Education Week with Little House Children

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Students in the Goldfinch room are celebrating Montessori Education Week this week.  Reading books about Maria Montessori, drawing a favorite material, completing a timeline, or working on a word search are some of the opportunities offered to the Intelligent Eagles … Continue reading

01
Mar

Nature’s Nursery Visit

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Today Nature’s Nursery visited and shared with us several animals from various biomes.  We met a desert tortoise from Arizona, a ground squirrel from a Kansas prairie, a hissing cockroach from a Madagascar rain forest, and an eastern screech owl … Continue reading

01
Mar

How Would You Make the World Beautiful?

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Thank you to Jordan Hamilton, our February Mystery Reader, for sharing a special book from a relative.  She shared with the class that her relative wrote in the book when it was given to her as a present.  The book … Continue reading

26
Feb

Marching into Spring- What is to Come!

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Important Dates Montessori Education Week– February 29-March 4: Students will be hiking with the Little House children Nature’s Nursery visit-March 1 Restaurant Day– March 4 Conferences– March 8-10- We look forward to talking with you! No School– March 11 or March … Continue reading

26
Feb

Finger Knitting Fun!

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One of the wonderful qualities of a Montessori environment are the opportunities for peer teaching.  This week the first graders began giving lessons to interested students on how to finger knit.  Many of the first graders are masters at this … Continue reading

26
Feb

Occupations in the Health Field

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Today the Lower Elementary community learned about different occupations in the health field.  Students wrote in writer’s workshop notebooks what he/she would like to do in the health field.  Dentists, doctors, health teachers, exercise instructors, and dance teachers were just … Continue reading

25
Feb

Come Meet The Authors!

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I am excited to announce that the Intelligent Eagles will have a Book Reading and Signing of their book The Flying Thief on Wednesday, March 23rd from 10:00-11:00 in the Goldfinch classroom.  Students will read through the book with each … Continue reading

22
Feb

A Visit to Honduras

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As we begin to wrap up our North America studies Amy Wagner visited the Goldfinch community with a video of her visit to Honduras from this summer.  Amy spent eight days in Honduras on a Mission Trip.  She built and … Continue reading

22
Feb

Mystery Reader Spot Open

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A Mystery Reader spot has opened up for Monday, March 21st at 2:20.  If anyone is interested in filling this spot please let Tonya know.

19
Feb

The Great Reveal- The Book Is Here!!!

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Over the last couple of months the Intelligent Eagles took part in the long process of writing a book.  The students started the process with brainstorming and voting on the genre of the book.  The class decided to write a … Continue reading

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.

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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. 

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