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To extend this learning at home, talk with your child about their favorite animals and try to figure out which biome they live in. We also encourage you to read books about animals and watch videos about animals, such as the Planet Earth series.
21 October 2010
For our science activity next week, the students will be building biomes and learning about the plants and animals that thrive in those environments. If possible, please send us any kind of recycled materials that the students might be able to use for building materials. For example: Cardboard, plastic, paper, etc.
Alexis' project about rats
The students huddle around and observe a dead squirrel!
Will records an observation in his science notebook
15 October 2010
Pressing the pulp onto felt absorbs the moisture and allows the paper to try
This Friday our clubs included print-making with Ms. Howle, card games with Ms. Parks, and recycled art with Ms. Flynn. Ms. Howle and Ms. Flynn's groups went on a nature walk to collect things for their projects. Ms. Howle's group found natural artifacts such as leaves, pine cones, and flowers to use as stamps. Ms. Flynn's group collected recyclable litter on the college campus to turn into artistic sculptures.
Thursday morning during specials Ms. Howle and Ms. Parks took groups of students to see an exhibit at the Davis Art Gallery on the Stephens College campus. The exhibit, titled Vital Threads, showcased fiber artwork by two artists. The students observed, sketched and wrote about their favorite pieces.
More information about the exhibit and upcoming events at the Davis Art Gallery can be found here http://www.stephens.edu/news/stephensevents/finearts/ .
13 October 2010
We are pleased to announce that the SCCS Parents' Association will hold a General Meeting of the Parents' Association on Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Windsor Lounge on the Stephens College campus.
This meeting will feature remarks from Dr. Dianne Lynch, President of Stephens College, followed by a Q & A session. Since her inaugaration in 2009, Dr. Lynch has been a strong supporter of Stephens College Children's School. We look forward to hearing from her.
Drinks and nosh will be provided.
The Parents' Association will conduct a short meeting as well, featuring details on our Barnes & Noble Bookfair, T-shirts, Spring Auction & more.
Childcare, provided by SLATE, will be available at the Preschool--starting at 5:30! Look for sign-up sheets in the classrooms to give SLATE an accurate headcount.
We'll see you Thursday, November 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Windsor Lounge!
Yesterday, we posed this question to the class. Students worked in small group to think of the answer to this question. We were blown away by their thinking.
Next students, worked in groups to research animals. They perused books and took notes on animal's habitats and characteristics.
To wrap up our day, students posted animals on the map to show how animals an integral all over the world.
07 October 2010
06 October 2010
Please email Rachel Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP if you want to participate in Family Night Out. Please respond by Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
Please include your children's names and ages who will be attending.