News about Green Cluster

Growing With Green - May 22, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 23 (last updated May 23)

Last week we learned about our sense of smell. Did you know that there are about 40 million olfactory (smell) receptors in our noses? Ask your little “doctors” about our sense of smell. A worksheet is attached.

In Writing Workshop, we continued with our “How to” books. The children selected one of their expert ideas and fleshed out the details for the next step in the process. The children have truly begun to see themselves as authors. 

Growing With Green - May 15, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 15 (last updated May 15)

Thank you to our glorious Green parents who organized and donated money towards such an incredible Teacher Appreciation Week.  We looked forward to our special surprises every day of the week.It was so amazing to actually have a “spa day,”  a daily breakfast cart, a delicious lunch from Chipotle and a gourmet lunch prepared by Miriam (Vivian Blasi’s sister-in-law), flowers, note garlands and finally, the extraordinary Green Cluster Italian luncheon prepared by all of you.  We can’t thank you enough!  :) 

Growing With Green - May 8, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 9 (last updated May 9)

We have a busy week ahead of us! This week we will be continuing our unit on money in preparation for Shopping Day! We have already worked on recognizing coins and now we are going to be working on their value.  We also started a new unit in Writing Workshop on non-fiction books. We made a list of expert ideas for our “How-to” books. Some expert ideas included: “How to Make Guacamole,” “How to Relax,” “How to Make Friends,” and even “How to Scare Dinosaurs!!”  On Wednesday we are planning to continue our unit on the senses focusing in on hearing. What was that you said?

Growing With Green - May 8, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 9 (last updated May 11)

We have a busy week ahead of us! This week we will be continuing our unit on money in preparation for Shopping Day! We have already worked on recognizing coins and now we are going to be working on their value. We also started a new unit in Writing Workshop on non-fiction books. We made a list of expert ideas for our “How-to” books. Some expert ideas included: “How to Make Guacamole,” “How to Relax,” “How to Make Friends,” and even “How to Scare Dinosaurs!!”  On Wednesday we are planning to continue our unit on the senses focusing in on hearing. What was that you said?

Growing With Green - May 8, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 9 (last updated May 11)

We have a busy week ahead of us! This week we will be continuing our unit on money in preparation for Shopping Day! We have already worked on recognizing coins and now we are going to be working on their value. We also started a new unit in Writing Workshop on non-fiction books. We made a list of expert ideas for our “How-to” books. Some expert ideas included: “How to Make Guacamole,” “How to Relax,” “How to Make Friends,” and even “How to Scare Dinosaurs!!”  On Wednesday we are planning to continue our unit on the senses focusing in on hearing. What was that you said?

Growing With Green - May 1, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 1 (last updated May 1)

We had such a wonderful Open House!  We loved seeing all of you and sharing all of the Green Cluster projects with you.  We are very proud of the progress that your children have made this year.     

We are continuing our work with shapes and are working on 3D shapes. The children have been hunting through the classroom for objects in the shape of spheres, cones, cubes, cylinders, and even rectangular prisms. 

Growing With Green - April 24, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Apr 24 (last updated Apr 24)

On Friday, April 21st, we had an absolutely wonderful Spring Egg Hunt!  The children hunted for eggs with their names on them.  Each child had SIXTY eggs in their Spring Baskets!  That means that there were more than 2,880 eggs on the Green Yard!!  We had more eggs this year than ever before!  A BIG THANK YOU to Deedee for organizing the egg-stuffing crew. So many of you came each day to stuff away. Thank you so much for all your help! You made our Spring Egg Hunt a huge success! 

Growing With Green - April 17, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Apr 18 (last updated Apr 18)

We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break and are ready for an action packed week!  As you all know, we will be having our annual Green Cluster Spring Egg Hunt on Friday, April 21, from 10:45 - 12:00 noon.  Thank you to the parents who have already come in to help and/ or have sent in eggs and goodies. We will be busy preparing the eggs all of this week.  Please continue to send in STUFFERS and EGGS in SETS OF 48.

Growing With Green - April 3, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Apr 4 (last updated Apr 4)

The trip to the Skirball Cultural Center was educational and fun for everyone! The children were divided into three groups. Each group was lead by a docent of the cultural center. They experienced the wonder of Noah’s Ark through exploration, climbing, listening, dancing, and playing various instruments. We had lunch at the Sculpture Garden at UCLA. The children had a chance to run in the grass and make “Fairy House” sculptures. Included in your child’s folder is a free family pass to the Skirball Cultural Center.

Growing With Green - March 27, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Mar 27 (last updated Mar 27)

This year’s Readathon was a tremendous success!  We had 98% participation school wide. We beat past readathons by 15, 000 minutes. The children at Open School read 521,463 minutes!  Yay for reading!!!!

We enjoyed seeing all of you at your child’s parent conference.  We loved celebrating your child’s progress together. 

The 24th generation of silkworms eggs have arrived!  We will be observing their growth and metamorphosis and keeping a science journal to track changes for the remainder of the year

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