Mrs. Sara Bender’s Class Learns About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, Dr. King… Happy Birthday to you!

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, friends in Mrs. Sara Bender’s First Grade classroom spent some time learning all about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We learned about his life, his goals, his works, and his dreams. We sang to him on his birthday and made him birthday cakes, decorated with ways we can share and spread PEACE with one another.

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Miss Rachel Pearson’s Class Writes Compliment Presents

Throughout the year Miss Rachel Pearson’s class has been practicing kindness, both towards themselves and others. One way they practiced kindness towards others was to write Compliment Presents. In order to do this, the class discussed how memorable compliments are often kind words said about who they were on the inside. They then each wrote a kind note to six different friends in the class. They worked tirelessly to write a compliment that was kind and specific to that person’s character. The best part was getting to open the wonderful notes they had received from their classmates!

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4th and 5th Grade Students Master the Recorder

Music class has entered our Spring Semester which means RECORDERS! Our 4th and 5th graders are working hard to master playing their newest instrument, the soprano recorder. Each music class, students will work on a new song that incorporates new fingerings, rhythms, and melodies. 4th Grade will be working on notes BAGC’D’ and our 5th Grade will review BAGC’D’ and add CDEFF#. You will notice all of their hard work in their Recorder is Awesome music packets that they take home to practice. Check out their amazing progress!

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Mrs. Sherri Donnell’s Class is Working Hard on Reading with Expression

Mrs. Sherri Donnell’s class is working on reading with expression, accuracy and good volume. We are practicing parts to perform a readers’ theater on firefighters. The students have selected roles and have been reading aloud to practice for the performance. The class will have the opportunity to perform for the other second grade classrooms and receive feedback on their goals. It is exciting to see the increased fluency as a result of repeated practice.

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