Lower Elementary East

Lower Elementary East - March 15, 2019

Plants vs. Animals

Second year Lower Elementary East students compared and contrasted the characteristics of living things with plants vs. animals.


Amazing Women

With the newest addition to their class library, Amazing Women (thanks to the Waterfront School Foundation!), the Lower Elementary East students compared and contrasted the lives of two inspiring women in history, Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo. Then they used their knowledge of Venn Diagrams to help them keep their thoughts organized.


Zoology

The Lower Elementary East first year students started investigating reptiles as part of their continued Zoology studies. One student brought in her favorite narrative from home starring a turtle as the main character.

Lower Elementary East - February 22, 2019

Valentines Day

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Lower Elementary East students worked on a variety of art projects and even made chocolate truffles!


Antonyms

Some Lower Elementary East friends had a lesson about antonyms.


Biomes of Asia

This week all of the Lower Elementary East friends enjoyed a lesson about the Biomes of Asia.


Telling Time

A group of Lower Elementary North friends had a lesson about the history of time and telling time.

Lower Elementary East - February 8, 2019

Asian Folktale

Third year Lower Elementary East students practiced their Asian Folktale performance before they perform next week for Chinese New Year!


Fractions

Second year Lower Elementary East students took their Fractions studies to a deeper level by exploring their relationships and patterns through equivalencies.


Happy Chinese New Year!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, a class parent came in to share a presentation about the history of the holiday. The students also learned about the Chinese language and cut out the symbol for Spring, which happens to be symmetrical!


Montessori Math

Lower Elementary East students worked on a variety of Montessori Math lessons this week!

Lower Elementary East - February 1, 2019

Platyhelminthes

Third year Lower Elementary East students continued their invertebrate study with a lesson about Platyhelminthes. They learned that these at worms have bilateral symmetry and celebrated this through the design of a creative art project!


Multiplication Relationships

Some Lower Elementary East friends had a lesson about Multiplication. They realized the relationship between addition and multiplication is closer than they thought!


Long Division

Third year Lower Elementary East students worked together to solve word problems with long division.

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Lower Elementary East - January 25, 2019

The Parts of a Frog

First year Lower Elementary East students continued their Zoology studies with an introduction to amphibians. They learned about the parts of a frog.


Shadow Puppets

Lower Elementary East friends used a light pad to guide them in through the first steps of making Asian shadow puppets.


Informational Texts

First and second year Lower Elementary East students continued to study different types of texts. This week they focused on informational text by choosing an animal and starting an outline about their specific creature.

Lower Elementary East - January 18, 2019

Commas

All of the Lower Elementary East students had an initial or review lesson about commas. They realized the importance of commas after composing one huge sentence about what their community enjoys. They also had some fun realizing how silly a string of nouns can sound without commas!

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Pronouns

Second year Lower Elementary East students were introduced to another part of speech, the pronoun! Through following step-by-step directions, they realized how pronouns can save the day in avoiding so much repetition in communication.


Word Study

Third year Lower Elementary East students continued their exploration of Word Study with a Homonyms lesson.

Lower Elementary East - January 11, 2019

Land & Water Forms

First year Lower Elementary East students had a lesson about land and water forms. They applied their knowledge to search for and then create models of land and water forms they found in Asia.


A Trip to Asia

This week, the Lower Elementary East class traveled across the world to explore Asia! They started with it’s geographical location and learned that not only is Asia the largest continent, but it has 48 countries and over half of the worlds population. They also read Asian folktales, made Asian shadow puppets and conducted their own research to learn more about the amazing cultural aspects of the continent.


Creating Book Covers

First and second year Lower Elementary East students learned about differentiating informational texts and narratives. After their lesson, they independently created their own book covers of both types of texts.

Lower Elementary East - December 21, 2018

Sorting Donations

Lower Elementary East students helped inspect and fold clothes before they were delivered to the for the Hope House clothing donation.


Snow Globe Stories

Before the break, the Lower Elementary East students wrote short stories about what it would be like to live in a snow globe for a day. The class took the project one step further by creating their own snow globes and placing their photos them to bring the stories to life!

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