The children and early childhood are enjoying cracking ice crystals and eating them!
This week we also enjoyed a fire on the play yard.
Early childhood is preparing for Valentine’s day!
Mighty Oak kindergartners strengthen their skills during their weekly class. Coordination, balance, and spatial awareness are developed when toes and feet are put to work.
The first and second grades had two very special visitors in their classroom this week: Miss Jen from the Lake County Forest Preserve District and an owl!
Miss Jen brought their rescued screech owl for the children to meet and learn about. She also brought many more exciting teaching skins (taxidermy items) that the children could touch with “one wiggly worm finger.” Before leaving, Miss Jen and the screech owl left us two small presents. Stay tuned next week to see what they were!
Many thanks to LCFPD and Miss Jen for their “Owls in the Classroom” program!
As we know, regular rhythm and good work habits are important factors in children’s lives that pave their way to the larger world. But we couldn’t live without imagination! This lovely note was left by the third graders for Mrs. English after their Wednesday afternoon chores.
Throughout the year, the fourth graders have been reading books with various themes and presenting creative book reports on them. The most current project was to create a puppet show of a scene from their historical fiction books. They were encouraged to use their creative powers to come up with puppets and props and some children even collaborated to make a stage! It is encouraging and exciting to see them work together and express themselves in such a unique way.
The fifth and sixth graders have been working hard on their class play—a retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. They performed their dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon for the 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th graders, and on Friday evening they performed for everyone. They did a fantastic job, and their hard work really showed!
If you have photos of the play experience, including rehearsals, children in costumes, set making, the curtain call, or after the show, please email them to Elisa Kraus for inclusion in the gallery and use in the yearbook. Thank you!
This week the eighth graders finished their first garment in handwork class. All working from the same pattern, each student’s individual personality and design skill really shines through.