WHEN: Tuesday, December 15th & Wednesday, December 16th
TIME: 6:00 PM
WHERE: DGS Cafe
WHAT: This year's event will be split into 2 days to make sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying their night of Music and Art! Every student in ECE - 4th grade will be performing, along with 5th/6th Instruments, 7th/8th Instruments, and the Dragon Singers.
Please look over the following information to make sure you know when your student is performing!
December 15th, featuring ECE, 1st, 3rd, and 5th/6th Instruments. Performance starts at 6:00 PM.
December 16th, featuring Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th/8th Instruments and Dragon Singers. Performance starts at 6:00 PM.
*ALL students should be here no later than 5:45 PM*
If you have any questions, please email Ms. Harkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our class has been learning the songs they will be singing for the Winter Gala (Tuesday, December 15th! Details to come!). One of the songs is about snowmen, so Ms. Miller brought in materials to make clay snowflakes. The students worked on finding the center of the circle they were given, and then used various tools to create a pattern. These will be fired in the kiln and on display at the Gala.
As we begin to transition from our study of trees to our investigation of classroom resources, we watched this quick video about how paper is made.
The students were pretty excited about the huge rolls of paper in the video, so we told them that not only did we have a roll of large paper here in the classroom, but that we could make REALLY. BIG. DRAWINGS.
We'll be providing large pieces of paper for group art during choice time for awhile to see who else wants to explore this new resource.
From our new knowledge about paper, we will be talking about how to best use (and not waste) classroom resources made from trees- especially paper towels and paper in the studio.
In addition to learning letter-sound connections for P, B, M, T, D, L, N, and C, we are also working on the concept of rhyming.
We've talked a lot about how rhyming means that words sound the same at the end.
One of our favorite new games is making up silly words to rhyme with the names in our class. This is a great game for the whole family! Silly made-up rhymes are a great introduction to real rhyming words.
Over the past two days a few students have gotten very excited about drawing and painting trees and using leaves in their art (possibly inspired by our last art project with Ms. Miller). Here are some pictures of students using our tree walk pictures for reference, as well as some of the art we've seen created.
What a beautiful day for a tree walk. We had so much fun exploring the neighborhood and seeing all the different kinds of trees right here around Denver Green School. We saw a birds' nest in one neighbor's tree and a squirrel in a tree right by the school!
The students asked us to take pictures of each of these trees. We look forward to printing them and seeing what ideas they have about what to do with the pictures.
When you walk by trees with your child, ask them which is their favorite- and then ask them why. This is a great opportunity for children to practice explaining their thinking as well as practicing all kinds of vocabulary.