Upper Elementary Updates
October 14, 2016
What's Happening This Week?
Thank you to all of the families who have come in for conferences. We are always happy to meet with you regarding your child's progress in class. If there are ever questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
In math, students are continuing work with algebraic expressions and ordering numbers least to greatest. They are diving into estimations and formulas and discovering the wonders of polygons and tessellations. As always, look at your child's homework to get a sense of what is happening in the world of math.
In language arts, students are continuing their work on their creative writing. Our literature circles are in full swing and the students are enjoying meeting with their small groups. Everyone is getting grammar lessons and diving into figurative language with their Junior Great Book stories.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful Fall Break!!
The Upper El Team
Caroline and Sidda are typing up their final draft for their creative writing paper.
Ben and Thomas are exploring the scales in the math area.
Mina is peer editing Mason's creative writing piece while Austin looks on.
Fifth Graders accompanied the little ones to recess and shared some time with them on the playground.
Fifth graders had two activities in Community Service this week. First, each student did an observation in a primary class to get a feel for how things work in the Montessori primary program.
Sixth graders Nathaniel and Peyton did a great job running the machine that seals meals during Community Service at Meals on Wheels this week!
October 14- 1/2 Day, 12:00 Dismissal
October 17-21- Fall Break
October 29- Fall Fest
November 8- Election Day- No School
Upper Elementary Team
Will Nickles- Lead Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanie Henderson- Support Teacher email@example.com
Rebecca Moore- History and Science Teacher
Louise Knisley- Community Service Coordinator
Taylor Johnson- Assistant