A Plant Investigation with 1st Grade

Written by Brigette Cassell, 1st grade teacher

Yay! We are excited about the Spring! In the first grade, for the next few weeks we will be learning all about plants. Today, Mrs. Helen ( former kindergarten teacher) joined us via Zoom. We learned and discussed what a plant needs to grow and the parts of a plant.

Do you know the parts of the plant? If not ask a 1st grader!

Kindergarten Explorers

Written by Latifah Jordan, kindergarten teacher

The Kindergarteners are working on an environmental print project. What better way to explore the world of reading around them then to read the logos and package wrappers of the things that they see every day! Symbolism is an important part of the world and students recognize symbols in their environment like the logo of the Target store or even the McDonald’s arch sign. This week they are going to create a collage of the logos that they see on a regular basis to display in the classroom on Friday!

The Human Body and Its Many Systems

Written by Lavondra Ham, 3rd grade teacher

For the month of March and into April, the Third Grade has been learning about the human body! Before students began working in collaborative groups students learned about some of the different body systems that make the body work.

Students were then divided into different partnerships and groups to research and discover more in-depth information about the body system. The topics covered include the digestive, circulatory, nervous, and skin systems. They will all have different responsibilities for each part of the project. This gives them the opportunity to be research writers, visual aid artists, speakers, games and activity planners, and experiment creators.

The class has really been excited to work on this project. Students have come up with creative and interesting ways to express how they will teach each other about their body system. The best part is watching students come up with new ideas and learning how to collaborate on a project together. I look forward to seeing more of what they come up with!