Weekly News - February 24, 2019

March 26, 2019
  • Weekly Review

    Early Learning Community

    Snowy Owlets

    Snowy Owl instructors modeled, encouraged, and emphasized the use of positional words as children explored. Children also painted with sticks. They were able to hold the sticks using fine motor skills and move them around in paint as they decorated pieces of paper.  

     

    Bay Owls

    Bay Owls enjoyed gathering and bouncing balls. They observed how harder balls bounce higher. They also practiced grouping objects by color. They read stories and they worked on identifying objects in the room that related to the stories.

     

     

    Barn Owls

    Barn Owls enjoyed a weather theme this week. They discussed types of weather such as rain, snow, clouds, and sun. They went outdoors and made observations about weather, and they read stories and looked at picture books that reinforced their theme. They also made rainbow and raindrop art pieces.

     

    Preschool Community

     

    Tawny Owls

    Tawny Owls enjoyed “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme. They discussed the beginnings and endings of stories, as well as their feelings about characters. They also discussed life cycles of butterflies and life cycles in relation to themselves. They drew a picture of a baby in one box and then drew a picture of themselves as they look now in another box.  

     

    Spotted Owls

    Spotted Owls talked about keeping their teeth healthy by brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods and visiting the dentist. They brushed a yellow tooth and made it sparkle! They also performed an experiment to show how very important it is to brush their teeth. Students were encouraged to make predictions, and then they made observations.

     

    Elementary Community

     

    Kindergarten

    In social studies, students listened to and retold stories about people in the past who have shown character ideals and principles including honesty, courage, and responsibility.

     

    First Grade:

    First grade students practiced counting by tens. In writing, they continued structuring paragraphs with a focus on the details. In science, they discussed weather and were introduced to the water cycle.

     

    Lower Elementary

    Lower elementary students focused on informational texts this week and talked about the Presidents. Students focused primarily on the lives of four Presidents: Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Jefferson.

     

    Upper Elementary

    Upper elementary students identified nations (Spain, France, and England) that controlled Florida before it became a United States territory. They identified explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions. In social studies, they described how, when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

     

  • Things To Come

     

    SAT Testing for grades 3 & up

    April 1st

    It’s that time of year again to assess student progress. Student assessments are a vital resource for parents and teachers. Data from assessments helps us better identify strengths and struggles in order to design individualized education plans. Please prepare for two weeks of testing.

     

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Please share your talents and time with our Collage Day School community. There are many opportunities to lend a hand. Connect, pitch in, and be the change you wish to see.

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    After School Enrichment Programs

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    Join the PTO

    PTO meetings are the first Friday of each month. Meetings are held in the library at 8:50am and everyone is welcome!

    Don’t forget to join the Facebook Collage Day School Parents/Guardians Page.

    Meet the 2018-2019 PTO Team:

    Hillary Davis: President
    Nicole Blanford: Vice President      
    Laura Milton: Recording Secretary
    Rayne Estrada: Treasurer 
    Lydia Morales: Communications Secretary

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