Under Miss.Reece's leadership, the first grade class shared some magic with the Oneonta community today. They started their day off at The Community Bank on Main Street, grabbed lunch at Ruffino's, and then sang their little hearts out for residence of
Students in first grade are decomposing numbers and using strategies that will support them with mental math. Take a quick peek at a team of boys working together to solve a problem. (I apologize for the multiple clips - Blogger was not cooperating with an upload of one extended video)
Students in second grade are studying Ancient Greek Civilization and they love it! Today, both classrooms came together to share and celebrate what they have learned thus far. Students dressed in traditional attire and shared their journal entries. They also played a game - who/what am I? The game required students to give clues about particular gods/goddesses, events, or places and then challenge the class to guess who/what they are.
Samantha's mom - Sallie Han spent Friday afternoon with our 4th grade students. Her presentation on the Iroquois Indians enhanced their ELA curriculum. She shared artifacts, used a translation app to translate phrases from English to the Oneida language, and she spoke about their traditions. What a wonderful extension opportunity for our students!
We have to conduct eight fire drills in the fall and four in the spring. Today we did our sixth drill. In an effort to make sure everyone is outside, as the students line up on the lawn the teacher holds up one colored card. A green card means everyone that is suppose to be with them is with them - yellow means they have an extra student or staff member - red means someone is missing. This system allows me to account for every student and staff member within two minutes.
Our beautiful RS students have been very busy today! Thanks to the creative planning of our teachers, students were immersed in literature - they were moving - they were offering thoughtful responses - and they were doing hands on follow up activities!
And folks, the vocabulary that these children are using - in context - is amazing!
Take a peek....
Mrs. Saggese's class is learning about the five senses. When I asked a child what they were learning about his response included words like,"sound waves" and "vibrations"!
Literature circles allow students to read books at their grade level. The focus is comprehension and the questions that follow challenge students to make connections and think beyond the text.
In Miss Novellano's math class student were using the terms, "equations" and "number sentences" flawlessly when responding to questions.
In Mr. Lane's classroom, the 4th grade students were responding/reflecting/writing about the Iroquois Confederacy.
Mrs. Saggese's class was getting the wiggles out while singing and rhyming!
Check out the vocabulary in the Listening and Learning strand! Students are using the words appropriately!
Apples - apples - apples!
Math their way in Mr. W's class.
Using a hands on approach - Mrs. Ferrara helps our students with initial sound fluency!
Our 4th grade students are completing their Art Benchmark Exam. Students are challenged with creating a self portrait and writing about it. Once the assessment is carefully reviewed and scored, the data gathered is used to guide Mrs. Patry's instruction. The students are given the same assessment at the end of the school year so that actual student growth can be determined.