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Growing With Green - June 5, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Jun 6 (last updated Jun 6)

On the last day of school, June 9, we will have our end-of-the-year celebration as well as the May-June-July birthdays.  A bubble-ologist will be entertaining the children with magic bubbles and games. The festivities will be starting at 11am and the school day will be over at 12:50pm. It will be a busy and wonderful way to end our year together.

Growing With Green - May 30, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 30 (last updated May 30)

Shopping Day was a smashing success! The children shopped ‘til they dropped, using their money skills and spending all of theirmoney. Watch out for their future as shopaholics! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who helped us realize this enriching activity.

Last week we learned about our sense of touch and this week we will be wrapping up our unit with the sense of taste. Two activity sheets are included.

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.

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