Category Archives: primary unit

Multicolor, monochromatic, and mud

Students in all groups started an exploration of color. Some are working on their variation of a color wheel while others chose to work in a monochromatic fashion. Next week we will continue our color explorations and work on a … Continue reading

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Primary Overnight

In the Primary class with Carla, Kris, and Heidi this week, we had our first Primary overnight. The students chose activities that they would like to have during the year. An overnight was one activity. The students arrived Friday night around … Continue reading

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The Read-a-Thon has concluded

The Read-a-thon is officially over! Remember, all reading counts, whether it is done by the student, their parents, a babysitter, their teacher, etc. As long as your child enjoyed a book, it can count toward sponsorship. Please tally up the … Continue reading

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Please send in Tae Kwon Do forms!

Tae Kwon Do returns in March! For the newcomers, we take the students to Oxford Martial Arts for four Fridays in March. There is no fee charged to parents for these classes. We do need a liability waiver signed. You … Continue reading

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Libretto/Libretti

On Monday, the kids all got a libretto for our spring musical, School House Rock Live, Jr. They learned the word libretto, meaning little book in Italian, is what musicians call a vocal score. Libretti is the proper plural for libretto. First thing, the … Continue reading

Posted in drama, intermediate unit, music, primary unit, upper unit

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on Thursday, February 14th! We will have a valentine exchange on Thursday, 2/14. This is a voluntary exchange, and no one is required to participate. However, if you choose to participate, in the spirit of kindness, we … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse Rock

The McGuffey spring musical is gearing up! The kids will be performing Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. on April 23 and 24 at the Oxford Community Arts Center. We will need plenty of parent volunteers to help with sets, refreshments, setting … Continue reading

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The Read-a-thon kicks off today!

We have kicked off the McGuffey Read-a-thon! Today your child received a Read-a-thon book record to help them keep track of their reading and sponsors. For years this has been a fun way to raise money for our school while … Continue reading

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The Orff instruments are here!!

A McGuffey family has donated 7 new Orff instruments. There are glockenspiels, a metallophone and xylophones. We began using them this week and the kids took off playing them. All their hard work in the fall paid off. They were … Continue reading

Posted in intermediate unit, music, primary unit, upper unit

Rhythmic Memory,Jumping Rope and Pioneer Lives

In music class the children have now moved onto a series of classes dedicated to rhythmic and tonal memory. We began with rhythmic memory today, starting with copying simple rhythms using pats, claps and snaps. We followed that with a game called … Continue reading

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