Friday, September 22, 2017

Service Note: Hurricane Help

In the spirit of service, one of our second graders started a coin collection for the Red Cross to aid them in their hurricane relief for Houston and the Gulf Coast.  He asks anyone who is interested in donating to drop some change in the containers located at Door D, near Gym C, and near the Upper School Office.  Thank you!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Rosh Hashanah

We had a wonderful visit from one of our parents today to learn about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. 

Each child sampled apples and honey to experience varieties of sweet and sour-- just as one might reflect on the sweet and not-so-sweet experiences of the past year during the New Year's celebration.  

Afterwards, everyone made paper apples to add to a tree card for the Sholom House.  The students worked hard to write the sounds they heard in "Happy New Year" for the apples.

Thank you to our parent for a wonderful learning experience.  We hope the New Year brings sweet memories!
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Gingerbread Hunt

Check out the highlights from our gingerbread hunt last week!
Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Homecoming!

We joined in some of the festivities today for Homecoming!

 Cheering for our school!

As part of Homecoming, chaplains offer the Blessing of the Animals tomorrow morning at Breck--fuzzy friends, live pets and pictures of pets are most welcome.  See you there!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Kick-Off to Math Workshop: Shapes

We kicked off our math workshop this week!  During math workshop, we work as a whole group on a concept or skill, then break into hands-on, independent stations that allow everyone to practice what we are working on during the week.  We rotate through one station each day, sometimes working in a small group with a teacher to get reinforced practice.

This week, we reviewed basic shapes.  The students learned some poems to help remember the number of corners and sides for each basic shape.  Using the smartboard, we practiced sorting shapes by number of sides and corners.

The students also explored how to make triangles, circles and more from other shapes.

For their first entry in their math journals, the children traced and created shape monsters and robots, naming their shapes and even giving silly names to their robots.  Using the stencils gave everyone great practice in fine motor and pencil grip as they created hexagons, rhombuses and more.

Happy Birthday!

We enjoyed a wonderful reading of Dr. Seuss' ABC An Amazing Alphabet for a kindergarten birthday today.

Happy birthday and enjoy your special week!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated a fantastic fall birthday with a reading of the classic, Put Me in the Zoo!

Happy Birthday!  We hope you enjoy your birthday week!
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Oh the Places We Are Going!

We had a great week so far!  We launched our Readers Workshop with reading familiar stories and sharing our "noticings" and "wonderings" from their stories in a routine called "pair-share."

We also began writing!  We learned that everyone of us is a writer!  We discussed how we can tell stories with pictures, labels, even words, and tell stories from our real life experiences.

We began our large group sharing today, and a few friends felt comfortable sharing their work and taking questions and comments from their peers.

Great job, readers and writers!  We can't wait to see what the years has in store.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Happy First Days of School!

Welcome Class of 2030!

 We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for a full day of school!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Counting Down the Days until the First Day of School!

Ms. Gerhardt and I are so excited to see our new students next week.  The classroom is still a work in progress but it's coming together...

 Our reading corner

Calendar area--still under construction!

A little overview from the our door
See you soon!