The highlight of our day was attending DGS's 5th annual talent show. We watched students in 1st-8th grade sing, dance, play instruments, show off their Tai Kwan Do skills, and even rap about the constitution. Be sure to ask your child what was their favorite part of the show. (ECE's talent was sitting all the way through the hour-long show!)
The show ended with some teachers (Mr. Jaquette, Mr. Acker, and Mr. Christman) signing about CLOs (Content Language Objectives). Although this isn't a video of that, it is a video they made of the song. (If you want a quick laugh)
As adults, we don't often view the presence of a puddle "lucky." But if you're a 4 or 5 year old, a puddle can be a very lucky occasion (When paired with a nice, warm day). This week, with all the snow melting, we were lucky enough to have a rather large puddle on the ECE playground. We decided to view the puzzle as an opportunity rather than an obstacle to keep the children away from and didn't stop the students from exploring our new water feature.
We watched the students experiment with what objects float and what objects sink, with how slippery the ice is with water on it, and explore ideas around why the water was colder in some parts of the puddle than others.
We also learned that a nap time is not long enough for all of our shoes and socks to dry (or even some of the bottoms of our pants).
Today during morning meeting, we showed the students a state map of Colorado. They knew it was a map right away, however, it took some time to figure out it was a state map. Here are a few of the ideas the students had about what the map could be:
"A street map- the red lines are streets" -Eli
"A mountain map, the green is all mountains" -Yoav
"A road map- the red lines are roads" -Malachi
(We then discussed if roads and streets are the same thing. We decided sometimes they are.)
"A forrest map- the green are trees" -Gia
"It's a paper map!" -Rebeca
"A map that shoes you where you want to go" -Amara
"A map of Denver! Like Denver Green School" -Eli
Jayden pointed out the picture of the mountains, and Ms. Sydney spelled the word above the mountains.
"It's a Colorado map!" -Madison