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Baby Animals and Spring

Spring is here! Spring, along with baby animals, is our science topic this week. We have been taking note of the signs of spring around us—warmer weather, rain storms, spots of green peeking out of the ground, and many birds … Continue reading

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Last week we started talking about an exciting African country—Egypt! The tricky part of talking about Egypt is finding a balance between investigating all the fascinating aspects of the ancient civilization while still emphasizing that the modern Egypt has cities and cars … Continue reading

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Fossils and Dinosaurs

This week we are talking about dinosaurs and fossils. We talked about how dinosaurs came to be, when they lived, what modern animals they are related to, and how they became extinct.  To everyone’s delight, we set out our collection … Continue reading

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The Structure of the Earth and Rocks

  This week, students in Primary are studying rocks and the Earth. We talked about the three types of rock and how each type of rock is part of the rock cycle. Molten rock fromed beneath the earth’s crust is … Continue reading

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Light and Sound

This week we are exploring light and sound! As part of our exploration of light we used a prism to separate sunlight into the colors of the rainbow. Children also used mirrors to bounce light from one surface to another, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Tuesday we talked about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his significance in history. At this age, we try to find a gentle way to talk about this subject. We began with a basket of eggs in a variety … Continue reading

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Muscles and Bones

We have a visitor to our classroom this week! He has lived at McGuffey for quite some time, and has been affectionately named “Brainless Bob.” He is a life-size plastic skeleton, which allows our class to see exactly what is … Continue reading

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Prepared for High School?

Congratulations to our five most recent graduates who all made the Honor Roll for their first quarter of high school! Many people ask how our students transition to high school. While we value the development of the whole child, this … Continue reading

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Digestion, respiration, and circulation

We have been studying the human body in science, beginning with digestion and nutrition. We read the book What Happens to a Hamburger? and traced the journey of food through the body. Ms. Torso visited us to help explain digestion. … Continue reading

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Chile

Social Studies is moving south! This week our study of the world moved to South America. Our first country is Chile, a long, skinny country on the west coast. Chile is unique because it is so long. At the top … Continue reading

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