Weekly News - April 7, 2019

April 10, 2019
  • Weekly Review

    Field Day


    Hope you can join us on May 16th or May 17th for our annual Field Day! We’re asking our Collage community to sign up as volunteers or to donate items in order to make our event a success. Thank you! 

     

    Sign Up to Volunteer
    Sign Up to Donate

    Show Your Collage Pride!

    Order CDS Shirts for Field Day & Field Trips
    For questions contact millican@collagedayschool.org
    Please put your order form and money in an envelope to the attention of Melissa Gibson
    We need order forms and money returned by Monday, April 15th 

     

    Early Learning Community

    Snowy Owlets

    Snowy Owls read stories about weather. They explored sensory books and discussed the topic of babies. One of their goals this week was to demonstrate the knowledge of patterns, which they did while playing with pots and pans. 

     

    Bay Owls

    Bay Owls explored a St. Patrick’s Day and spring theme. They read “The Nose Book,” and discussed different types of noses. Students enjoyed learning about spatial relationships and shapes using cookie-cutters. They also created butterflies out of coffee filters and watercolor paints.

     

     

    Barn Owls

    Barn Owls enjoyed a spring theme this week. They practiced counting forward and backwards to ten. They enjoyed their weekly Spanish lesson and they took a nature walk to see the bunnies and new baby chicks. They created art, and at circle time, they were invited to tell their peers about their art projects.

     

    Preschool Community

     

    Tawny Owls

    Tawny Owls focused on “The Farm Concert” theme. They discussed nighttime routines, and they practiced counting using songs such as “Ten Little Ducks.”

     

    Spotted Owls

    Spotted owls enjoyed a zoo animals theme this week. They read, “Class Two at the Zoo,” and they discussed colors of the anaconda. Inspired by their class reading and the spring season, they created art pieces using droppers filled with paint to depict rain. Their letter of the week was Z, and they reviewed writing numbers 1-10. They took nature hikes in search of spring, and they documented their observations in their nature journals.

     

    Elementary Community

     

    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten students read a nonfiction book. They discussed main topics and key details using various graphic organizers; and they identified the differences between the main topics and the details. In writing, they began writing drafts with the following introduction: “Tigers are interesting animals. Sharks are fascinating.”

     

    First Grade

    First graders practiced summarizing texts using key details. They also practiced writing in paragraph form as they worked on their informative pieces. They used adjectives to increase sentence strength, and they wrote about topics such as spring and life cycles.

     

    Lower Elementary

    Lower elementary students read fiction and nonfiction books about spring. 2nd grade students started learning about fractions, while 3rd grade students began a unit on shapes, lines, and angles. In writing, they wrote opinion pieces. In science, they finished their unit on Matter.

     

    Upper Elementary

    Upper elementary students wrote opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. They also practiced identifying a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in a text. In math, they solved addition and subtraction of fractions.

     

  • 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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