​1st Grade Data Collectors

The 1st Graders have just begun learning about what data is and how it can be represented in graphs! After learning how to read various kinds of graphs (picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts), the children applied their knowledge, creating their own graphs. […]

2018-04-16T17:16:16+00:00 April, 2018|Lower Elementary|

A Mid-Week Review of DREAM Week from Ms. Cricket’s Kindergarten

The Kindergarten students are having so much fun participating in our DREAM week activities. Ms. Cricket’s Class hosted the “Marshmallow Hot Shots“ with Mr. Dean, our science teacher, where students got to work with their 1st Grade friends to construct marshmallow launchers using cardboard tubes, balloons, and rubber bands. After, they worked to launch marshmallows […]

2018-04-16T17:16:59+00:00 March, 2018|Lower Elementary|

Scrap-kins Creatures and Writing Descriptive Paragraphs

Our 3rd Grade friends recently attended the Scrap-kins assembly led by the author of the Build-It Books, Brian Yanish. The children were inspired by his use of recycled materials to create innovative creatures. After the assembly, the children used recycled paper rolls in order to create their very own unique creatures.  
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2018-04-16T17:17:39+00:00 March, 2018|Lower Elementary|

Second Grade Students Travel to Chinatown

The 2nd Grade classes recently took a trip to Chinatown!
It is a 2nd Grade tradition to venture off to Chinatown via The Metro. As a way to prepare for our trip, we read stories in class about a subway station, and celebrating Lunar New Year. We discussed subway safety and etiquette prior to our […]

2018-04-16T17:18:05+00:00 March, 2018|Lower Elementary|

100 Days of School

On February 26th, our 1st Grade friends celebrated 100 days of school. ​It was an exciting day ​for all of the children and involved many creative projects, STEAM challenges, and engaging math lessons.​
Here are some of the activities the children did:
 
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2018-04-16T17:18:45+00:00 March, 2018|Lower Elementary|

Compliment Scoot

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Ms. Ericka’s 2nd Grade class was inspired to spread kindness after reading a Valentine’s themed book.  They decorated hearts and came up with some thoughtful compliments for each and every friend in the class. Ms. Ericka called the activity “Compliment Scoot”.  The children “scooted” around to each classmate’s desk […]

2018-02-23T20:53:12+00:00 February, 2018|Lower Elementary|

Symmetry in Second

The Art Studio is always oozing with creativity, but especially right now. Our 2nd Grade artists have been learning different watercolor techniques as they continue the study of the Principle of Balance. They recently just finished the study of Symmetry (the even weight of elements on either side of the center of a composition, or […]

2018-03-19T17:38:57+00:00 February, 2018|Enrichment, Lower Elementary|

Arrays All Around Us

3rd Grade has been working on strategies of multiplication in Math recently. They have been practicing making equal groups, arrays, using a number line, and properties of multiplication. Students took a walk around campus to identify all the arrays they saw and related them to multiplication. For example, the lattice in the lunch court is […]

2018-03-09T17:45:40+00:00 February, 2018|Lower Elementary|

The Lions “Travel” the World

To kick off Passion Projects in Preschool, some of our students’ favorite teachers started the projects off by presenting on some of their own passions!

For example, Ms. Miriam loves to travel, and shared her passion with the Lions who all traveled to Japan, India, and Cuba for her passion week!

Destination #1: Japan
While in Japan, the […]

2018-02-23T21:02:19+00:00 February, 2018|Lower Elementary|

Spelling Basketball

2nd Grade is a year in which students focus on strengthening their knowledge of words and their spelling. One way Ms. Ericka helps her students review their spelling and sight words is by playing a game called “Spelling Basketball”.  During this game a student from each team has an opportunity to come up and spell a […]

2018-02-23T21:03:00+00:00 February, 2018|Lower Elementary|