Grade 5 attended a concert put on by Jazzmandu for school aged children. There they heard four different bands from the USA, Germany, West Africa, and Nepal.  Grade 5 students posed for a photo in front of the Jazzmandu poster outside the concert.  A west African artist...

We accomplished a lot in just 4 days this week! We practiced double-checking our reading at a tricky word to make sure it looks right with the letters and makes sense with the story. In writing, each student edited his/her best writing piece by rereading to make...

Another hard-working week here in first grade! Guided reading groups really got going this week during reading centers and students practiced more good habits for solving hard words when reading, like checking the picture and looking at all the parts of the word. In writing, we studied...

Wow, six weeks of school finished already! I am already seeing lots of good progress this year. This week we launched our Reading Centers for the first time. Kids are Listening to Reading, doing Word Work, Reading to Someone, and practicing Poetry during this time right...

Students met their Grade 5 buddy for the first time this week! The classes got together and students read and talked about books with one another. G1 and G5 will continue to partner together for projects, celebrations, and learning opportunities throughout the year. [envira-gallery id="209"]...

This week we launched our Reading Centers for the first time. Kids are Listening to Reading, doing Word Work, Reading to Someone, and practicing Poetry during this time right now. Ask your student how Reading Centers went this week and which center is his/her favorite! [envira-gallery...

Children in Grade 3 explore culture through music. Aisha shares a Russian folk song called "Cheburashka" with the class. This was a song she learned as a young child in Russia. Arina translates the Russian song "Din Din Din." Michaela talks to her classmates about Caribbean culture and...

Students in Grade 2 first lesson on the keyboards. They were asked to identify all "C", "D", and "E" keys on the piano. After that we learned out first song using those three notes.   Students in Grade 1 practice songs using only their right...