Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Math fun for the first grade!
The Kindergarden class has some creative math fun!
In vocabulary, the students from the CE1 are discovering how to use the dictionary.
Then, it is time for reading.
Everyone discovers the books in our class library.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Because we've been studying Little Red Riding hood, we decided to do some experiential learning and make a galette, like the one in Little Red Riding Hood.
To make the galette we needed flower, milk, butter, yeast, sugar and eggs
We mixed all the ingredients in the bowl, it was fun and it was messy!
We rolled the dough in a round shape.
We took our galette home to enjoy with our family.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. We did a study of him and created our own self portraits using his techniques!
For this project children cut old magazines to create an imaginary face. They picked a category of objects to work with such as: fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, or books.
The results were beautiful and the children loved creating their self portraits!
We got our first snow of the year last week!! We know there is more coming soon!
First snow angels
It was a lot of fun! We added plastic eyes and a sticker for the beak.
The snow is starting to arrive here in Maine - we expect our first storm shortly. Since the birds will have more and more difficulty finding food in these snowy months, we made bird food for them. We learned about the types of birds who inhabit Maine through the winter and what they like to eat!
First we made some necklaces with cereals to hang on trees, then
we used rolls with peanut butter and seeds to make our bird feeders!
We went outside and hung them to the trees - bon appétit!
Last week La Maternelle et Les Grandes sections went to the Freeport Performing Art Center to listen to The Portland Symphony Orchestra's quartet plays some AESOP's Fables.
The children were able to explore a wide range of musical instruments and learn more about what it was like to play in a professional orchestra!
|The PSO's quartet+1|
In each fables, one instrument represented an animal. The flute was the tiny mouse, the French horn the lion.
One of the songs played was "The Country Mouse and The City Mouse" and
"The Fox and The Cheese"
|Each musician presented the characteristics of his instrument to the students, giving them a closer look at specific instruments.|
|"The Lion and the Mouse"|
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Students delivered 24 Thanksgiving Baskets to the Freeport Community Center today! The baskets were full of all the fixings for a dinner for four - including a gift card to purchase a turkey. The baskets were filled with donations from the school community and put together by the Parents Association. Melanie Sachs, FCC Executive Director, and Sue Mack, Family Services Coordinator, complimented the students for the impressive amount of food donations.