“The only source of knowledge is experience.” -Albert Einstein
One of my favorite parts of the Elementary curriculum is the real experiences the children get through field trips, “Going Out Experiences,” and the projects we do in the classroom, like growing food in our aquaponic system. This week we had the privilege of seeing the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall AND started germinating our seeds for the aquaponic system. At the Orchestra, we were surprised with box seats and were introduced to instruments we had never heard in person, like the harp! This was especially exciting for students that are researching composers for the Wax Museum. The children were so excited and even danced along to the music. This morning a student said aloud, “I know we have good teachers. I mean, they took us TO THE ORCHESTRA even though there’s only twenty of us!” We all had a great time and learned a lot about how an orchestra performs.
“A Peek at Next Week”
Next week, we will write the final drafts of our Wax Museum research! Our first year students will discuss the adverb, types of stems, and nematodes. Our second year students will practice abbreviating, will solve word problems about currency, and will study famous rock formations. Our third years will discuss plural possessives, will learn about plants through riddles, and will study time zones. Our fourth year students will continue studying early humans and the Monera Kingdom! Our fifth year students will work on animal research, will learn about Tom Swifties, and will begin learning how to measure circles!
- NO SCHOOL – Monday, February 18 – Presidents’ Day
- “Bring Your Parent to ‘Work Time'” – Sign up here
- Wax Museum date changed to Monday, March 18 due to a scheduling conflict with St. Mark’s