Lower Elementary Hibernates

We had a "slow flow" hibernation day on Wednesday. This annual event is such fun and a favorite day each year. Our day is spent cozying up with some good books, learning about hibernating animals and relaxing together. We made potato soup and "Bear-Bite Breadsticks, "Rice Cake Bear Face Treats" and Hibiscus Tea and Honey.














Rice Cake Bear Treats were yummy!

Potato Soup Chefs at work! We rotate chefs and sous chefs each week for our food prep.






LE Jeopardy is underway. Teams create the categories , questions and host the games. Questions range from $10-$40. There is a Final Jeopardy question for the teams. This is great fun with everyone working together.

Categories include: grab bag, science, math, animals, social studies, geography,and language. Our kids draw from their knowledge in all areas for the questions. I have been stumped a number of times!!

PEMDAS/Order of Operations in a new challenge and "like a puzzle" . This is a new lesson for many this week.

This is word study from our Montessori materials called "skyscrapers".The cards are housed in a cabinet with drawers labeled for each word study.. This layout is for compound words.

PEMDAS on a white board to calculate and show our work is helpful .

Word Study: Contractions


Word Study: Antonyms


Pythagoras Board Layout for Multiplication is an extension work as children work toward mastery of facts.


Our study of native Americans includes communication which consisted of symbols. We used symbols to write stories in creative writing.

Writing Stories on "Buffalo Hide"



Plains Native American diorama is under construction. Based on the Needs of Man our cultural studies explore housing/shelter, food, transportation, defense, spiritual needs as we learn about cultures and history.

Dream Catchers

We are reading Native American Stories/Legends from Keepers of Life and Keepers of Animals. Hands-on activities, art and nature activities are part of this study.

It was a terrific week!

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