Today was Kelsey’s last day of college. In this photo she is preparing to leave for her first day of kindergarten. I’ve written and then deleted the next few sentences several times. My emotions are all over the place. Over the moon happy for her but realizing that my little girl is an adult and ready to begin a new chapter in her life… and feeling so blessed to have shared her journey. I chose a picture book for her for graduation entitled If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond. The author recounts all the amazing moments she would have missed if her child had stayed little. On the last page the child is graduating and the accompanying text is, “If I could keep you little, I’d keep you close to me. But then I’d miss you growing into who you’re meant to be!” Each day with our children is a gift.
We are learning how to use quotation marks correctly when writing dialogue.
We used macaroni noodles to make the commas and quotation marks.
Lots of memories were made today!
The KRCS Lower School collected school supplies for the mission school in Sierra Leone (SLIMS) on the 100th Day of School. Thanks again for sending in all those dry erase boards and markers. These pictures say it all!
Do you remember the sweet letters our class received from these second graders?
Realized that I never shared any of the awesome space dioramas.
Here is a sample of some of the reports. So creative!
We made spaghetti and meatball cupcakes during the Parent Spot.
Thank you Jennifer and Christopher!
Make Noodles with Frosting
Roll Doughnut Hole in Strawberry Jam to Make Meatball
We completed our study of area by finding the area of our names.
We’ve been reviewing some of the math concepts we learned earlier this year.
This was a fun way to practice writing ordered pairs.
We also reviewed geometric shape movements from our geometry unit.
We have been studying area and perimeter in math. The perimeter is the distance around a shape. The area is the amount of space inside a figure and is written in square units. If you purchase sod, tile, fabric, carpet, or paint, you need to know how to compute area.
We used Cheez-Its to compute the area of rectangles. Each Cheez-It is an inch square. We briefly discussed that length times width equals area. Afterward, we ate our math lesson!
How many squares cover each rectangle? We noticed how the squares look like the arrays we constructed in the multiplication unit.
Chris Rumble, an author and illustrator, visited the Lower School to promote reading. He is also a musician, and the children enjoyed the audience participation.