Monday, March 20, 2017

A few more Island Adventure photos


island Adventure

First Grade had an awesome day on our Islands Adventure.  We went snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands, tasted tropical fruit in Fiji, made Koi Kites in Japan, learned the Haka Dance in New Zealand, and had a delicious Luau in Hawaii.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers to help make this day magical. Here is a short video of the day.. more to follow.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Used Book Drive and Sale

Used Book Drive & Sale
Upper School students are collecting kids picture books, chapter books, YA books, adult novels, non-fiction - everything! Books will then be sold in the Middle School entrance over the two days of conferences on March 3 and 4. Every book will cost $1 and the proceeds will be used to support Reading Partners, a literacy tutoring organization.

Please bring in gently used books for the book sale. There will be donation boxes in every division through March 2. Then come shop the sale! Pick up some books to read over spring break!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Valentine's Day


This is what  happens when you have a parent take the job of photographer. There are lots of wonderful photos from our Valentines' Day party. A special thank you to the parents who volunteered! It was a great day!



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Math


This week, we have spent two days in meetings with math consultant, Cassy Turner.She meet with grade level teams to talk about our successes with the new program, Math in Focus-and to help us look ahead as we plan our continued implementation. It was good to hear her affirm how we're teaching math in our classrooms, and how engaged our students are with new vocabulary and problem-solving strategies. One thing we hear loud and clear was to make sure students are "fluent" with their math facts. So, continue to practice these at home. Last night, approximately 35 parents attended "boot camp."  Much of last night's session was "hands-o for parents... here are notes taken by Peg Bailey from Cassy's presentation.


Notes from Mrs. Bailey


                                           
                                                         Handouts from Math Boot Camp



Sunday, February 5, 2017

Trip to the Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo 


We had a wonderful day at the zoo. Our scientists were busy observing and recording their observations in their journals. They took pictures using our iPads and are putting them on their Seesaw app. Be sure to check out your child's Seesaw. 

Thank you to the parents who joined us. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Math Booth Camp

Math Boot Camp for Parents

6:30-8:00 PM | Math Boot Camp for Lower School Parents (MS Library and MS Dining Room). Join us as Cassy Turner, Singapore Math Consultant, leads a math boot camp for parents with students in kindergarten to grade 4. RSVP to Kris SimonsonNOTE: Childcare has been added for this event, which requires a separate RSVP ... childcare RSVP here.