Weekly News - March 31, 2019

April 9, 2019
  • Weekly Review

    Spring Fling

    Many thanks to our CDS families!

    We’re so thankful for our Collage community and friends for joining us at our Spring Fling. Nearly 250 people spent the evening with us on campus.

    Tremendous gratitude to VPizza for donating over 200 pizzas and to our incredible staff for donating raffle items and their time!

     

    Early Learning Community

    Snowy Owlets

    Snowy Owls read stories about weather. They also explored sensory books with a variety of textures. They played with wooden spoons and pots to discuss concepts like loud and quiet; and they played Peek-a-boo to learn about object permanence. Children practiced balancing skills and their abilities to grasp and pull.  

     

    Bay Owls

    Bay Owls read stories and poems about babies, such as “Baby Bunny in Autumn.” They also discussed characteristics about themselves that make them unique. They practiced prepositions while playing with boxes, carpet squares, and hula-hoops. Children also demonstrated their ability to roll in different directions.

     

     

    Barn Owls

    Barn Owls enjoyed visiting the new chicks who recently hatched at Collage. They explored alphabet cards, and they practiced making letter sounds. Using their fingers, buttons, and other objects with number cards, they practiced counting skills.

     

    Preschool Community

     

    Tawny Owls

    Tawny Owls read “The Farm Concert,” as they practiced phonological awareness and drew pictures illustrating the animals in the story. They also sang songs like, “Ten Little Ducks,” to practice counting.

     

    Spotted Owls

    Spotted Owls focused on the letter G this week. They also explored the characteristics, habitats, and behaviors of owls. In math, they reviewed three-dimensional shapes such as cylinders, spheres, and cubes. In science, they dissected owl pellets to discover the eating habits of owls.

     

    Elementary Community

     

    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten students actively engaged in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. For writing, they gathered information from provided sources to answer questions. In math, they solved addition and subtraction word problems, and added and subtracted within 10. Students also explored seasonal weather changes, and they illustrated how weather affects people and the environment.

     

    First Grade

    First graders practiced identifying the main idea in stories and non-fiction books. In science, they discussed endangered species, and problem-solved about ways they could protect these animals and their habitats. In math, students collected and analyzed data. They also learned about tally charts and picture graphs.

     

    Lower Elementary

    In preparation for Grandparents’ Day, elementary students read fiction this week that focused on spring and the role of grandparents in family dynamics. Second grade students continued a unit on 2D and 3D shapes, while third grade students worked on patterns. Students wrote acrostic poems pertaining to grandparents, and they studied the different states of Matter in their science unit.

     

    Upper Elementary

    Upper elementary students used the four operations with whole numbers to solve math problems. They also solved word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators. In writing, they used narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. In science, students recognized that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.

     

  • 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.

    Parent Sign Up Sheet

    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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