Thank you to our wonderful PTF for bringing the Dutch Soccer Academy to the Brooklin School.
Pre-K and K
Our mathematicians honed their sequencing and fluency this week with card games, pop-up counting, and the “what number comes before___” game. Students loved doing math activities using the Zearn app, and even asked to do more Zearn during free choice times! Pre-K and K naturalists were excited to see more buds have bloomed on the flowers and trees around school, and are getting better (and braver) about tick checks. We will be learning about the lifecycle of a seed and will begin looking more closely at seeds this week. Some of the sight words that we have been working to memorize are: the, and, a, in, is, it, he, we, be, she, I, can, you, are, was and like. Highlight of our week was Dutch Soccer with Coaches Robbie and Dan! Thank you to our wonderful PTF for bringing the Dutch Soccer Academy to the Brooklin School!
We have one final week of egg mania! Our chicks are due to hatch this week, anywhere between Tuesday and Thursday. For our final week, we are going to be performing some fun egg-speriments, will continue writing about what we are noticing, reading about the chicken life cycle, drawing the life cycle in art, and will hopefully get to do some baking to see the purpose of eggs in baking! Our countdown calendar is filling up, we have been checking their progress through candling, we made our predictions for how many chicks will hatch, and we are excited to finally meet our fluffy friends!
3/4 ELA – This week we continued working on a close reading of Lon Po Po. A “close reading is where students learn to analyze both the pictures and the text to help gain an understanding of the text. I can tell this is working, because as we read a Magic Tree House book this week, students were critiquing the artist’s work – noting when it did not match the text.
3/4 Super Studies
3/4 grade math – This week we continued our review of the year and did more work with fractions. We even did some practice outside on the sidewalk using sidewalk chalk to spice things up a bit. We also spent some time looking at shapes and symmetry. They will be taking their NWEA test this week.
PK – 2 – In music, we have been working hard on getting ready for our Spring Virtual Concert. This week we practiced singing our songs for when we will be recording our spring concert on May 26th during the school day. We talked about how we stand when we sing and make sure we are singing loud and clear to be heard on the recordings. We were lucky to be able to spend a lot of our class time outside so that we could sing our songs nice and loud for practice.
3/4 – We have been practicing our Ukulele skills the past few weeks and getting ready to sing for the Virtual Spring concert. We talked about the possibility of taking our Ukulele’s home to practice and we were reminded that we have the take-home contracts to talk over with our parents. We talked about how we would be making our recording for the Virtual Spring Concert on May 26th during the school day.
5 – 8 – This week we worked really hard on our music for the Virtual Spring Concert. We practiced standing the best way for singing and sang through the whole song as though we were making the recording. We talked about how we would be making our recording for the concert on May 26th during the school day.
5/26 7:25-12:30 PM 8th grade visit GSA
5/27 1 PM Basketball Game at Sedgwick
5/28 10AM Volleyball game Students vs Staff
5/31 Holiday—No School
6/4 8 AM Coffee Social
9:30 AM 5K Fun Run
6/8 1:45 PM Magic Show
6/10 8th grade Camping Trip
6/14 Beach Day (rain date 16th)
6/15 6 PM Graduation
6/17 Field Day