Category Archives: intermediate unit

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr rehearsal continues

The kids are working on staging Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., using the picnic pavilion as our stage. The concrete is taped off to the dimensions of the theater at the Commnunity Arts Center so they will already be used to … Continue reading

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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

Posted in art, intermediate unit, McGuffey, primary unit, upper unit

“Books R Us”

“‘Books R Us” — The Intermediates are writing and ‘publishing’ their own books.  After spending weeks developing the characters, the setting, the plot and the conclusion, the students have used the writing strategies we have learned: brainstorming finding our audience … Continue reading

Posted in intermediate unit, language arts

Intermediate Read Aloud and 4-7 Science Progress Reports

We have just finished reading “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London in Intermediate read aloud, and to help us imagine Buck running off with a wolf pack at the end of the book, we watched the Nature video … 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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Oceans and Water Density

As we continued our study of the Oceans, the intermediate students explored water density and how it can be accurately measured. they created different concentrations of salt water, and then measured the various densities with a Hydrometer. Next week in … 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

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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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