Our work, our play, our song….
While children free play, we also grind rye berries to use in our bread and the oldest students finger-knit jump ropes as we prepare to bring more levity into our lives!
Working with contrasting colors brings children an experience of balance in mood. Think what it would feel like if the star were green or a deeper blue?
First and second graders have been learning the basic parts of speech this block, including nouns, verbs, and finally—adjectives. This early practice with language is helping to build vocabulary and reading fluency, as well as nurturing the capacity for (later!) creative writing.
As we venture out into the world and learn how to make our way, we find that trade becomes more and more difficult as items for trade are not the same. Enter a more universal exchange: The almighty dollar! The third grade is learning how to count money, and make change for purchases.
The fourth graders wrapped up this year’s play block today, presenting two performances of “Thor With Giants” to students, teachers and parents. They did a great job bringing the characters to life, and making us laugh!
Thank you to Parker Playhouse in Barrington for the use of their theater space.
The fifth and sixth graders created these string boards of the constellations to support their learning of astronomy.