Awesome Authors of the week
Alani and Rhea
Reflection: Writing these books has inspired so many of our girls to continue making book after book. Some favorite topics are family, friends, favorite books, and even non-fiction titles: frogs, insects and shells. The beauty of this writing experience: all are emergent readers...all are on various levels...all are successful and proud of their accomplishments. The way our girls encourage each other is so endearing to us. Thoughtful comments and silent praise are always present. I long for these girls to continue their thirst for learning and always strive to be the best they can be. We have had an amazing year!! Thank you for sharing your girls with us. Have a wonderful, restful and safe summer. Blessings always, Ms. Prewitt and Mrs. Grinder
Creative arts provide children with a way to express their feelings, idea’s, and interests. The girls have been introduced to all the elements of art through this school year which are: line, shape, form, space, color and texture. The girls’ fascination with the ocean prompted this wonderful collaborative art project. All three classes came together to create this amazing painting.
Step 1: plain white tissue paper is painted
Step 2: different color paint is added in a fun pattern
Step 3: a third color is added using fun brushes
Step 4: a fourth color is added which now gives the tissue paper a new depth
Next the girls chose a favorite sea creature to create with the handmade tissue paper. Wire, sea shells and various materials were added along with collage sea creatures which completed our masterpiece.
Reflection: Art is created by people…creativity is learned…play is when you let your mind wander…relax and give your subconscious mind a time to work its magic…play is when you dream higher and imagine a different world…no idea is too too crazy…Zig Zag by Keith Sawyer
Mrs. Riddle takes care of our farm and is our Bee Keeper extraordinaire!! She invited us to see how the bees were doing. We did stand a far distance from the bee hives and watched quietly. Mrs. Riddle gave the girls some tips if they become scared. Don’t run or wave your arms….and be calm and not loud. She showed them a pathway they could take if they became scared. Mrs. Riddle has a special suit so bees won’t sting her. We watched her walk to the hive and take out one of the bee frames. She brushed off the bees with a big brush before she brought the cell to where we were anxiously waiting.
We came back to the room and decided to do a little research about bees and this is what we discovered.
Amazing Authors of the week
Morgan, Harper L., Mary Amelia, and Aurie
When was the last time you worked on a 1000 piece puzzle. How did you feel when you put that last piece into place? Personally, I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride. Through the course of this school year your girls have become master puzzle investigators. The accomplishment of achieving their goal of completing a 9 piece to 60 pieces or more brings so much satisfaction to them. Puzzles also cross many disciplines from alphabet letters, shapes, numbers and theme puzzles such as flowers, bugs, sea life, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and an endless supply. Puzzles are invaluable to your girls so on the next rainy day dust of a puzzle and see the magic come alive in your daughter’s eyes as you work together from the beginning to end!!
Amazing Authors of the Week
Addison, Kai, Harper K, and Annslee
Going to the library every week is a delightful highlight of our week. The girls enjoy going and on the way have always been captivated by the aquarium just outside the entrance to the children’s library. Now that the weather has changed and spring is here… summer is soon to follow. We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to pursue what exactly in the deep blue sea.
What is the sea?
Dramatic Play is a first choice for many of our girls who are always involved in a collaborative and creative effort. A few choices we voted on were: library, chip and dip store, somewhere to buy stuff. The outcome of our discussion rendered a combination of library and gift shop items related to the ocean.
Developing Literacy Skills:
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Developing Math Skills:
Open Invitation to Create/Sensory:
Me took making books to heart and Todd always starts with an idea!!
…” Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and strive for physical well-being” …Hutchison philosophy