Saint Andrew's Lower School, Spring 2015
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
We celebrated Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday during the month of March by reading his books, and doing Seuss'spired activities! In prekindergarten we read Horton Hear's a Who, and the students created their own clover with an image of themselves in the middle, because, as Horton says, "A person's a person, no matter how small!" In kindergarten we read The Cat in the Hat. The kids learned about the importance of the book's contribution to children's literature as a beginning reader book. They also designed a new hat for the cat. First graders enjoyed listening to the story If I Ran the Zoo, and painting their own "Tizzle-Tuffed Mazurka." Second grade had fun listening to the story On Beyond Zebra, and creating their own letter that goes beyond the letter Z, accompanied by a creative make-believe animal that starts with their make-believe letter. In third grade, we read The Lorax, and discussed the meaning of the story, and how they can help the Lorax protect the environment. Finally, fourth and fifth grade seemed very pleased to just given time in the library to read quietly. To find out more fun facts about Dr. Seuss, follow the link below!
Birthday Book Club Celebration!
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Doodle 4 Google in Fall 2015
Typing Agent Awards
1st Grade: Unit 2
2nd Grade: Unit 4
3rd Grade: Unit 6