We spent time reviewing all of our classroom rules, routines, and good habits to start off the New Year. Students also set goals for themselves to work on to make 2018 even better than 2017! The class finished our latest read-aloud book, Pippi Longstocking. Students voted...

We kicked off a new unit in writing this week on persuasive opinion writing. Each student brought a collection of items to school. To begin our unit, students judged his/her own collection and chose a favorite item. Students wrote his/her opinion and used the word "because"...

Grade 1 presented a winter poem at the assembly on Friday before break began. They also joined the other ES students in singing a song selection from the Winter Showcase. What a great way to end the first semester and begin winter break! [google-drive-embed url="https://drive.google.com/a/lsnepal.com/file/d/1JHCMSl5MXIyZqIb4PA4Sz0-Cutn1ZvpD/preview?usp=drivesdk" title="IMG_4514.MOV"...

In reading and writing, we shared some nonfiction read-alouds and our newly published nonfiction chapter books with P1 & G5, teaching the other students about topics on which G1 students are experts. When we return from break we'll be focusing on reading for comprehension and fluency...

Over the long winter break, please continue to practice reading, writing, and math with your student! Here are some ideas on how to do this, in addition to the other online learning resources you can always find on our website. [google-drive-embed url="https://drive.google.com/a/lsnepal.com/file/d/1eaJ8VZHEEHVmCfgVGP617EFDBPkVILLm/preview?usp=drivesdk" title="Winter Break Home Practice Ideas.pdf" icon="https://drive-thirdparty.googleusercontent.com/16/type/application/pdf" width="100%" height="400"...

Grade 1 wrapped up our nonfiction units of study in reading and writing this week before the break. In this unit, students became experts on many nonfiction topics and practiced ways to teach others what they learned, by reading aloud like an expert and teaching as...

All of the elementary students did an amazing job performing The Grinch in both Music Showcases, especially the Grade 1 presents! Thank you to everyone who came to support the show! And a special thank you to Ms. Iris for all her hard work and dedication! [google-drive-embed...

As we approach the holidays, many of you may be making travel plans. If your child will miss any days of school, please contact me and Miss Pragya in advance so we can make arrangements for his/her absence before you leave. Thank you to those who have...

Continuing with the research for their service learning project, Grade 1 invited an air pollution expert to speak to the class. This morning, Dr. Jia Li came to speak to the Grade 1 class! Dr. Li is an environmental economist with the US Environmental Protection Agency...

On Friday we took a field trip to Phora Durbar to learn about their air quality monitoring system as part of the research for our service learning project. Students learned from an expert about the monitoring system and why it is important to collect this data. We...