Mixing Colors, Emerged in Daily 5, Making Books and Fun Play with our Early Education Students!


School is fun – and our Early Education students (preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten) show us just that in the following pictures as they’re fully engaged in their learning!

In preschool and prekindergarten, our young students are using their five senses as they explore color mixing with primary colors, water colors and cornstarch.

Early Education Art Teacher Ms. S talks to some young students during the art lesson. 

 

Kindergarten gets to create at with Ms. S as well. Kindergarten art is about the process!

Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten Junglecats class is fully engaged in their Daily 5 lessons.

In Ms. Wendy’s kindergarten class, the Cheetahs are creating their favorite books.

It’s time for outdoor play with the Hummingbirds preschool class!

 

“We Love Learning!”


Wow! Our students have been busy – engaged in multiple, wonderful lessons!

Ms. Paige’s “Pandas” kindergarten class is busy exploring their bodies and TCDS school community!

The kindergarten students are also building their Daily 5 stamina.

Check out this creative math exploration going on in kindergarten!

In prekindergarten, Ms. Jordan’s “Butterflies” are also learning about themselves…

…as are  Ms. Moriah’s “Tigers”!

Here, prekindergarten kids get to check out their own writing practice.

“Can You Succesfully Follow My Written Procedure?”


Surprising and insightful results are in from part two of following eighth grade students’ “written procedure for a unique and unusual structures” in Mrs. Hutching’s Science classes. 

Recently, eighth grade students were given supplies to create their own structure and were asked, “Can you write a procedure that can be followed by your classmates [to successfully build your created structure]?” 

The engaged students built their own structure, wrote directions (or procedure) for building it and then proceeded to part two – they gave their written procedures to another classmate to see if their directions could indeed be followed by a classmate to successfully build the given structure.

Here are some examples of the students’ written procedures.

Mrs. Hutchings reports that while it was fun listening to the kids try to build one another’s structures, no one had a successful build when following the given procedure!

So what happened which resulted in the unsuccessful peer builds? Students had to answer analysis questions that may provide insight into this question.

 

 

Mrs. Hutchings reports that while it was fun listening to the kids try to build one another’s structures, no one had a successful build when following the given procedure!

So what happened which resulted in the unsuccessful peer builds? Students answer analysis questions to provide insight into this question. Excellent answers students! (Click on the pictures to make them larger.)

Science Lesson Lets Students Question, “Is This Prey or Predator?”


Are you the prey…or the predator?

Third grade students took their Science lesson to the basketball courts as they played a great game involving becoming either the prey or the predator.

Mrs. Hubble says, “It was a real hit!”

This engaging game of Tag incorporated what students are learning about food chains in Science.

The kids and teachers split into groups – producers, consumers and decomposers.

The producers were not able to move until a primary consumer – the prey – tagged them. Then, they became a team trying to avoid the secondary consumers – the predators. Once the kids were tagged by a predator, they now had to work together to avoid the decomposers.