Pokémon Trading Card Game Club meets tomorrow (Sunday) at the Oxford Lane Library from 1-3pm. Tomorrow’s meeting is scheduled to be held in the Havighurst Meeting Room (upstairs). Should we be moved to a different space, we will post a notice on the front door of the library.
You can always check this page on our website for Pokémon Club dates and times. Our next meeting after tomorrow is on April 2.
In Science, our Lower Elementary students have been studying the ways that earth (lowercase e) can be moved by natural phenomena. Recently they talked about how wind can move earth, and they also watched a Bill Nye video on how the earth’s crust can be impacted by things like volcanoes and earthquakes. Last week they talked about how water can change the shape of land, and about the difference between emergent and submergent coastlines.
Students have been challenged to find (in the classroom or at home) a picture of an emergent or submergent coastline, whether in a photo, a book, a magazine, a movie, or anywhere else.
Students in Lower Elementary are allowed to play one game per day, at any time during their two work periods (morning and afternoon). The games that we put on the shelves for students to choose from are games that encourage strategic thinking and planning ahead, such as chess, checkers, and Yahtzee.
Along with the table in our classroom that always has a jigsaw puzzle on it, these activities offer students the chance to take a break from their academic work while still engaging their minds in productive ways. If possible, we would encourage you to make one or more of these games available at home; not only are they fun activities for the whole family, but you might be surprised by how strategically skilled your child has become by practicing these games at school.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Club meets tomorrow (Sunday) at the Oxford Lane Library from 1-3pm. Tomorrow’s meeting is scheduled to be held in the downstairs meeting room near the children’s section. Should we be moved to a different space, we will post a notice on the front door of the library.
You can always check this page on our website for Pokémon Club dates and times. Our next meeting after tomorrow is on March 19.
This year’s musical will afford many opportunities for student-driven organizational work, from backstage jobs to note-taking during rehearsals. For example, this year’s Upper Unit students are more involved in scheduling. They are leading the charge with deciding which songs need more rehearsal time before we head into staging. They also had the responsibility of crosschecking their scores against a spreadsheet to confirm the scenes in which their characters appear, making edits along the way.
This organizational work will help us as we pull students to rehearse specific scenes, and doing this kind of work has given our Upper Unit students a sense of responsibility for each schedule that is produced. These are the types of executive thinking that make our annual musical so valuable to our students!
“Singin’ in the Rain” will be performed at the Oxford Community Arts Center on May 4 and 5.