Lower Elementary Welcomes November

It's hard to believe we are beginning the month of November. We had a great time celebrating Halloween with all our friends at DGS. The costumes were terrific and the Halloween treats were healthy and yummy. Thanks to all our families for contributing such creative snacks. We carved our jack-o-lantern, roasted the pumpkin seeds and made a funny video of this activity.












Check out our costumes. We enjoyed seeing everyone's costume and walking in our school Halloween parade.











Language work included extensions in word study and more grammar lessons. The sequence continues as we study all grammar symbols/functions of words, sentence analysis and usage in our writing. Creative writing had many themes this week including Halloween and descriptive writing about costumes and spooky stories. We also loved having a special visit from a DGS alumni to help with Scholastic News groups.





Science Study of the Skeletal System

Our study of human body systems began with the Skeletal System. We are labeling skeletons, making a collage of the bones using art mediums and making a veggie crudites and avocado dip will culminate the study.














Math is individualized for each student based on their skill level and readiness for materials and extensions. Mastery of concepts and math skills comes easily with use of and repetition with the hands-on materials. Many times children work and learn together in small groups.


This is our checkerboard multiplication material using 2-digit multipliers.



Fraction Insets are used with all operations with fractions.





Andy Goldsworthy was our artist of the week. We learned about his fantastic Land Art and use of natural materials. Our inspirations were created in our school yard as students worked with friends for a yard art installation. These were so creative and fun.






Conferences

I enjoyed meeting with you all and also having students share their work during the conferences. We are having a great year with terrific students. Thank you so much for your continued support for DGS and the work we do each day. Thank you most of all for sharing your children with us.

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