Weekly News - March 3, 2019

March 26, 2019
  • Weekly Review

    Early Learning Community

    Snowy Owlets

    Snowy Owls read Dr. Seuss stories and discussed characteristics of weather. They painted with ice blocks, played with bubble wands, and explored digging and sifting tools to practice counting. 

     

    Bay Owls

    Bay Owls enjoyed a winter and love theme this week. Children listened to stories and practiced pattern recognition. They identified colors and got creative with water painting.

     

     

    Barn Owls

    Barn Owls enjoyed a pond life theme. They also explored alphabet cards and discussed characteristics of each letter. Using fine motor skills, they painted paper plates to look like lily pads.

     

    Preschool Community

     

    Tawny Owls

    Tawny Owls enjoyed a theme featuring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” They used the story to launch discussions on the life cycle of butterflies, to write creatively, and to practice conversational skills.  

     

    Spotted Owls

    Spotted Owls identified the letter X; they learned its sound and correct formation. They also sequenced strips of paper from smallest to largest to make a xylophone. They practiced writing the letter X and the letter O while playing Tic Tac Toe.
    They read “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. Afterwards, students were given a blank sheet of paper and paint to begin a creative journey of self-expression.

     

    Elementary Community

     

    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten students enjoyed making rain gauges in project-based learning. They practiced breaking wholes into parts, and they practiced their sight words.

     

    First Grade:

    First graders learned about Florida manatees and endangered species. They also discussed weather and natural disasters.

     

    Lower Elementary

    Lower elementary students learned about the life of Dr. Seuss and read several of his stories. 2nd grade students finished their unit on 2-digit subtraction with regrouping, while 3rd grade students worked on division and patterns. In science, they are studying about Matter and its properties.

     

    Upper Elementary

    Upper elementary students are practicing the skill of writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. In science, they learned to recognize that the ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of Earth’s water reservoirs via the evaporation and the precipitation processes. In social studies, they described the impact and role of slavery in the colonies. The also identified the economic, political and socio-cultural motivation for colonial settlement.

     

  • 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

    Don’t miss out on the many exciting after school programs designed to foster creativity and nurture your child’s unique interests and goals.

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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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