Sears Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2004

This week Miss Fischer's kindergarten class will finish their leaf unit after starting the week with a leaf collection walk. They used the gathered leaves throughout the week to create leaf people and write a story using their five senses to describe differences among the leaves. The students performed many math activities such as measuring, counting and making patterns with the leaves. Students also experimented with color and developing fine motor control as they tried a variety of techniques to create their own leaves.

Ms. Ralston's first-graders are working on writing stories. Author Joanne Ryder spent time in their classroom explaining the process of how she publishes her books. Afterward, she autographed their stories and had pictures taken with them to put in their published books.

In science this week the students worked on making boats. The classroom was transformed into a science lab where the children used what they had learned from their water unit to make boat sculptures. The students took turns telling story problems while their learning partners solved them by creating a math problem. They also learned a new game called "Top It." Parents are encouraged to have their student explain and play the game with them.

Dates to remember:

Oct. 22 No school. Teacher in-service.

Oct. 25-29- The book fair will be held in the library.

Oct. 26 Picture retakes.

Oct. 28-29 Parent-teacher conferences. No school.

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