Friday, October 26, 2018

Mentors









Why do we have mentors at Seabury?  Is it just a time filler?  A resounding "No"!  Mentoring develops sense of community between our older students and our youngest students.  The younger kids make friends with the big kids (with a little hero worship thrown in) and the big kids act as role models for the little kids.  Having the big kids around allows us to work on projects that require one on one attention and on concepts that might be a little tricky for the youngest kids on their own.  Are we just playing?  No, today we worked on math strategies.  Some days it is number recognition and number sense, addition concepts, ramps and angles, mazes, engineering projects and some days it's an art project.  Mentoring is about relationships and developing a positive mind set in our youngest students.  They learn, yes, they can tackle a difficult project and with a little help from the big kids, they can be successful and ready to try something else new.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Gathering









The Ladybug and Bumblebee classes led gathering today.  They led the flag salute, performed 2 songs, led the Brain Break and gave a presentation on pumpkins.  They did an amazing job!

Pumpkin Patch!

The best way to start the pumpkin patch . . . a hayride!
There were chickens to feed . . .



apples to pick. . .


radishes to pick . . .



and goats to feed.

Finally, there were pumpkins! 

The next day,
we used the pumpkins for some pumpkin math with our mentors.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Grandparent/ Special Friends Day













It's such a treat for all of us when the children bring their special people to school.  Thanks for coming!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sunflowers












This week we learned about sunflowers and what they need to grow.  We compared the life cycle of the sunflower with the life cycle of the apple and noticed many similarities.  The kids used the scientific tools to take apart the sunflowers and to make observations.  Then we looked at some of the parts under the microscope.
The back of the sunflower under the microscope.

Last posting of the year!

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