Weekly News - April 30-May 5

May 4, 2018
  • Weekly Review

    This week, students did some serious multitasking! Not only did the classes engage in stimulating REGGIO and STEAM activities, many classes also continued working on Mother’s Day surprises. That’s all we can say, otherwise it wouldn’t be a surprise!

    Observe Wonder Learn

     

    Planting Bean Stalks

    Inspired by the classic English fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Mrs. Mathews three year old students decided to plant their own beanstalks. Students covered lima beans in a wet paper towel and planted fava beans in soil. Each day they will be observing the growth of their “stalks” in the different growing environments.

     

    Bean Stalks

    Mrs. Mathew’s three-year-old class continued observing and watering their fava bean plants. Students have been documenting “bean stalk” growth in their plant journals. Students also learned about animal babies and farm habitats after listening to the nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep”.

    Friendship Collage

    Ms. Tina’s three-year-old class began working on a collage tile project. Each student received their own square made of card stock to be decorated with paint, small rocks, and sticks. When completed, all the tiles will come together to form a friendship collage featuring everyone’s unique tile while also representing the class community.

     

    Yummy or Yucky

    Ms. Amanda’s VPK class conducted a survey comparing foods and categorizing them as “yummy” or “yucky.” Students had the opportunity to sample such foods as a banana, sour lemon, and others. After sampling the food students voted the food “yummy” or “yucky” by voting with a smiley face or frowning face. At the end of the survey students counted the votes to see which foods were the yummiest and which were a little too sour for their tastes.

    Spaghetti Strength

    Ms. Donna’s VPK class was challenged to see how strong spaghetti really is. Using blocks of Styrofoam, students tested to see how sturdy vertical pieces of dried spaghetti could be under the weight of books and blocks.

    Butterfly Hunt

    The class went on an insect and butterfly search on the trails behind the school. With journals and crayons in hand, the students kept their eyes open for interesting specimen, ready to document their findings!

    Line Designs

    Ms. Shari’s VPK students made REGGIO inspired line designs. Students selected a card with a printed line design on it. The students then traced the line using loose beads, stones, and other materials to create their own unique pattern. The class also created beautiful flowers using various colored cupcake liners and pipe cleaners. The paper blossoms were bursting with color!

     

    Baby Chicks

    Ms. Silimona’s VPK class visited with the chickens and the four new baby chicks. Students observed how much the chicks have grown since arriving about a month ago and had fun interacting with the adult chickens, like black and white speckled favorite Buster who never shies away from an opportunity to make new friends!

    Tree Art

    Ms. Buss and Ms. Currie’s kindergarten students got outside for fresh air and some tree inspired art. Students captured texture using crayons to create tree rubbings from various trees around campus. The class compared their rubbings, looking at the different patterns and textures students were able to find!

     

    Rock Caterpillars

    Ms. Patti’s first graders collected rocks to make a caterpillar. Each individual rock was painted to be a segment of the caterpillar. The students had a rockin’ good time painting their caterpillar creation! For REGGIO Thursday, the class walked on the trails collecting sticks for a Mother’s Day project. Mums the word on the rest of the details!

     

    Volcanoes!

    Mrs. De La Cruz’s upper elementary students created model volcanoes! Using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, the students poured baking soda and vinegar into the volcanoes. Once the ingredients came in contact with each other, a frothy eruption occurred!

     

    Mother’s Day Gifts

    Students also decorated their Mother’s Day gifts using various supplies. These gifts may or may not be a secret so all further details have been left out per the students’ request ☺

     

  • Things To Come

    ***A friendly reminder that next week is the Players Championship Golf Tournament (TPC), Thursday, May 10-Sunday, May 13. Please be advised that next week traffic in Ponte Vedra Beach and the surrounding areas will increase due to the tournament so plan your travel to and from school accordingly. If your child is late to school next week be sure to sign in at the front office as usual. Thank you! ***

    ***Please note that carline will not be held for afternoon pick up on Field Day, May 16th, please park and pick up your student***

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