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Miami Women’s Basketball Game

The Miami Women’s Basketball team invited local schools to join them for their home game this past Tuesday. The Lower Elementary and Upper Unit walked from school to Millet Hall where they were treated to an exciting game between the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fall

Over the last few weeks, we have been observing the changes in our environment that occur during the season of fall. The leaves have been changing color, birds can be seen flying south, squirrels and other animals are gathering food … Continue reading

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Woodwind Reeds

McGuffey students study a different instrument family in music each grade. Third graders have been learning about and exploring woodwind instruments of the orchestra: oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, flute and piccolo. They learned that in order to be considered a … Continue reading

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Argentina

As we continue our exploration of South America, we began talking about Argentina. A large country, Argentina stretches across the southern half of South America, which means its landscape has a range of climates and geographic features. With a mix … Continue reading

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The Solar System

This week we began talking about the solar system. We hung models of eight planets and the sun in our classroom so that the children could get an idea of how the solar system might look in space. When children … Continue reading

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Students Outside and Running (SOAR)

On Friday, October 5, we begin our annual SOAR program at recess. SOAR is both a fundraiser and a Physical Education activity that promotes walking, running and goal setting. Students set a goal for their own mileage and then run … Continue reading

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Magnets and Electricity

Our science topic this week is electricity and magnets. Students built two different electric circuits, one which could turn a light on and off with a switch, and one which could launch a small fan into the air. We also … Continue reading

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Land, Water and Air

Last week we discussed the main components that make up the Earth—land, water, and air. The land is where we live! It includes terrain such as grassland, mountains, jungle, and desert. Most of the Earth is water, which includes lakes, … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day 2018

Grandparents Day is on Sunday, September 9th. In honor of our beloved grandparents, past and present, we offer you this gift to share.

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The Upper Unit Breaks Out

Upper Unit students started the new school year with a teambuilding exercise. They worked together to solve a series of puzzles and open a set of locks in a limited amount of time. This “breakout box” provides an immersive experience … Continue reading

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