Author Archives: Mrs. Boyd

Geometry: Pattern Block Art

After several weeks of studying angle measurement, geometric shapes and concepts, our students became mathematical artists. Students were encouraged to explore the pattern blocks and imagine the art within the various shapes. Next, students committed to a design, carefully traced … Continue reading

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Nonfiction: Natural Disaster Magazines

After a four week process of studying nonfiction text features and conducting research, our students completed their Natural Disaster Magazines and shared with 1st grade students. The first steps were to fully understand the various nonfiction text features. These concepts … Continue reading

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“Book Talks” Celebrate Reading

A few of our students were selected to share “Book Talks” on stage, at the elementary assembly this Friday. A Book Talk is similar to a movie trailer for a book. The goal is to share basic plot and character … Continue reading

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Playground Geometry Review

After our Rube Goldberg Science Unit, our students have studied angles and geometry in real life, and it was time to review our Math learning on the playground. Students began by identifying all of their geometry vocabulary words on the … Continue reading

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Dance for Health

Our 2nd and 4th grade students have been busy moving in P.E. class. Both of these grades have studied dance and movement. After a few weeks of practicing, these two grade levels came together at the assembly before a live … Continue reading

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Lightning Museum

Our visit to the Lightning Museum was great. Students were able to explore their energy learning and make new science discoveries. Many students learned new vocabulary words and expanded their science concepts. Students even experimented with static electricity. Some were … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg Machines

Over the past week, our students have been designing and creating Rube Goldberg Machines during our energy unit (science learning). During the 1930s and 1940s Rube Goldberg a cartoonist, became known for his drawings of complex machines that would accomplish … Continue reading

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Happy Lunar New Year

Happy year of the Golden Pig! Our students are so excited to celebrate Lunar New Year. Students are willing to experiment and try new things while playing traditional Korean games. Thank you to our dedicated Korean Studies teachers and our … Continue reading

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Biome Learning

Our 4th grade students have partnered with our 7th grade students for Science Learning. Recently, we visited the middle school to participate in a Biome Learning experiences that the 7th grade students designed. Different groups represented various biomes (grasslands, desert, … Continue reading

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Music Concert Rehearsal

Our 4th grade students have been working diligently preparing for their Music Concert. Mr. Thompkins has guided students in composing a beautiful song. They wrote a song they call, “Winter Bells”. Listen to the beautiful music our young musicians created.

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