Curriculum Night Blooms at FLower!
Families were welcomed to Ferndale Lower Elementary (FLower) to visit classrooms, meet teachers, and learn about current curriculum. We are so thankful to all of our families for your support and engagement. What a great start for our Little Eagles!
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1st and 2nd grade students use their imaginations to create paintings for Constitution day during art. They watched a video about the constitution and then they got to decide how they wanted their American flag to be drawn on their paper. Students then were allowed to use watercolor paint to add color where they wanted.
Music is in full swing at Lower Elementary with Mrs. Duncanson & Ms. Krum. Students have been hearing stories, singing, dancing, and playing & learning about different instruments as we start our new year. Ask your child if they can tell you the difference between a guitar and a Ukulele. *Hint* maybe this photo of our Music teachers will be a helpful clue!
In 4th & 5th grade music with Mrs. Duncanson, students have been working on what it means to be welcome. To share a few, some students said welcome means: "You are loved" "I fit in" "Food" "I am safe" "I belong" & "smile". Students have also been playing our "You Belong Here" pattern on our barred instruments: Xylophones, Metallaphones, and Glockenspiels.
First Fives is already working hard on our fine motor skills by pokey pinning, cutting with scissors, using playdough and tweezers.
What are fine motor skills you may ask? Fine motor skills can be thought of as the small movements of muscles that involve using the hands and fingers together to perform movement. Fine motor skills are movements such as pinching or grasping. These types of movements are important for young children to practice as they develop because they help a child lay the foundation to do such everyday tasks as buttoning a shirt, tying shoe laces, grasping a pencil, using utensils, typing on a keyboard and much more. Fine motor skills can also help develop hand-eye coordination in young children.
The Special Agents of the CIA Lima Company (Mrs. Danielle Cover's first grade Cover Intelligence Agency) took on their first Top Secret Mission: discover the names of all of their classmates written around the room. The trick was the names were INVISIBLE!
Special Agents used their super spy skills to uncover the names with black light flashlights. When a name was found, Special Agents recorded them in their Top Secret notebooks. The mission was successful and all 22 names were found! Way to go CIA Lima Company: Mission Accomplished!
On Thursday, June 1st 1st-3rd grade Montessori students at FUEL welcomed their very special adults for Bring Your Grown-Up to School Day! Each child chose three or more materials they’ve used throughout the year and showed their grown-up how to use them, explaining how the tools helped them in their learning. They also shared their portfolios of great works that they keep for all 3 years they are in the program. It was amazing to see the pride, ownership, and joy these scholars have regarding their work! They were excellent teachers! Thank you to all the special grown-ups who attended!