Class Updates

Excerpts from the SK Newsletter Language Arts The Seniors learned all about the Open Court Language Arts curriculum. We are excited to be getting new books and materials this year! We started by playing lots of fun games to work…

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Fourth Grade Visits the St. Louis Art Museum Congratulations to our Fourth Grade students who were accepted to the Arts in the Basic Curriculum (ABC) Program! The ABC Program utilizes the galleries of the St. Louis Art Museum for experiential…

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They are working hard, are respectful, and have great attitudes! In honor of their hard work, they each received a desk succulent today. First, we read, Nobody’s Mother is in Second Grade” by Robin Pulver. (Ask your child for a summary of the…

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Plans are in the works for our second annual All School Fine Art Show Night at Rohan Woods. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00-8:00.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire school community to come together and celebrate the Fine Arts and see what the students have been creating this year.
Please don’t hesitate to email me at jburkert@rohanwoods.org if you would like to help set-up. 

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Happy (almost) Spring!

 

The Seniors had a very fun and eventful month of February.  Between Father’s Breakfast, the 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day, the Seniors had plenty to look forward to during the month.

 

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Middle School has begun their latest Writing Project, and the students are very excited about it! We are learning the 3 different methods of persuasion … Ethos, Logos, & Pathos. Students will choose a method to use for their Persuasive Articles. Topics range from convincing Mrs. Page to have longer recess to changing the school lunch menu!

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Birds are chirping in the garden behind our classroom, the sun is shining; you can feel the hint of Spring both outside and in the Middle School classrooms!  Middle School students are filled with excitement over coming events including the conclusion activities for our reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, Pi Day on March 14 (3.14), a field trip to the St. Louis Science Center to conduct research for our Nutrition Project and Spring Break at the end of the month.

As we finished second trimester, the Fifth and Sixth Graders took time to reflect on how they have grown during the first part of the year and what goals they have for the remainder of the 2018-19 year. 

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First Graders were busy during January! There were so many exciting things that happened this month. Students were thrilled to visit Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar, in reference to our Rohan Woods Restaurant Project! First Graders also enjoyed completing a TRICKY and exciting puzzle, playing in the wintery snow outside at school, and learning about Martin Luther King Jr. through hands-on activities.

Here are some of the things our First Graders have been working on during the month of January:

  • Reading workbook pages independently
  • Reading with expression and fluency, both independently and in small groups
  • Students began new Reading Comprehension Journals, where they must write in complete sentences
  • Listening to books on audio to strengthen auditory comprehension
  • Spelling words (Second Grade curriculum) that focus on consonant blends: l and r, dipthongs:oi and oy, inflectional endings: -s and -es, as well as inflectional endings: -ed and -ing spelling patterns
  • Word Work involving shaving cream, tiles, and sand
  • Becoming strong writers, while increasing stamina
  • Self-checking written work for punctuation, spelling, and capital letters
  • Began DOL’s, which focus on independently editing for punctuation, spelling, and capitalization
  • Singapore Math- Exploring Plane and Solid Shapes, Addition and subtraction facts to 20
  • Showing patience, responsibility, and leadership qualities with both our younger EC Buddies and Senior Kindergarten Math Buddies
  • Project- First and Second Graders began a Project focusing on restaurants! Students created a 100 Word Web, categorized word web, generated meaningful interview questions, interviewed a community expert, and took a field visit to Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar
  • In Social Studies, First Graders learned about Martin Luther King Jr. They read various nonfiction texts, completed a True/False card game, a Now & Then card sort, and a timeline on MLK Jr.’s life.
  • Students continued to work on team building, collaboration, compromising, and problem-solving skills.
  • Archie the Eagle continues to travel home with one lucky First Grader each weekend! The student picked to bring Archie home must write about their time with Archie in an Adventures with Archie journal! First Graders must include the following in their writing: name, date, title, juicy words and details.

First Graders learned so much during January! Stay posted to see what February brings for First Grade!

– Ms. Coleman

 

 

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