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Lower Elementary News December 2-6

Our week was very busy with many projects underway as we prepare for events coming up over the next few months. We are excited about our weaving pieces for the art auction. They are unique and beautiful. Art is such an important part of our work as it is integrated into many lessons in all areas of the classroom.

Some of our favorite projects during December includes:

sewing gnomes or Tomtens, making gifts for our families, winter wreaths, and a special project for Levine Children's Hospital.

Our work cycles were productive with many lessons in math, creative writing , research, year-long project research, book reports, and many children are writing fiction and non-fiction books. Some are planning their own series of books.

Bird watching is currently a favorite work as we begin Citizen Science cycles. We enjoyed baking Black Bean Brownies and the birds at DGS are enjoyed our pumpkin bird feeder carved from a big pumpkin and filled with birdseed.

Hope everyone enjoyed Christmas in Davidson and beautiful weekend weather. We look forward to another terrific week ahead!

Racks and Tubes/Long Division

Checkerboard Multiplication with Two Divisors

Year Long Project Research

Fraction Box/ Simplifying Fractions

Research on Lions/Facts and Illustrations

Research on Whales