Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pics from Portfolio Share

Here are some photos from our portfolio share earlier this week. It was amazing to look back at the children's work and see how much they have grown this year. Enjoy these and please see below for pictures from our space party, as well as a big thank you to you all! 

Out of This World!

Dear Families,
What a fun end to the year! We started the day watching Wall-E in the Bosch Center, followed by our fantastic space-themed party in the cafeteria. Students made solar snack mix, decorated star cookies, constructed tube-rockets and enjoyed a feast which included robot juice boxes and rocket fruit kebabs. Admission tickets to the party were students' very own Wall-E glasses. Thank you very much to all our wonderful volunteer parents for making this party so special. It was a perfect way to end our year. And sincere thanks to all of you for the lovely class gift. The framed tree picture with all the student's fingerprints is a is the relaxation I'll enjoy with the spa certificate! It has been a privilege spending time with and guiding your children this year. I am proud of all of them and I wish you all a wonderful holiday. Enjoy this time with your now-second-graders! Love, Mrs. Mongardi

Monday, June 9, 2014

Finn's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

I am finn i hope you like my story,

Pappin's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

I liked my talking in my pappetpals. Have you ever bin to a hotel room? Did you like it and did you like my detels and illestraitons ?Do you think i did a good work? I like beying in a hotel do you like it too?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Deren's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

The new gril is niys to blith Kerste and blith startid to hav playdats Thay bikaym bffs

Shruti's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

Hi! Am Shruti! I hope you like my realistic fiction book.

Kaylin's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

This is my realistic fiction book called Brith Day Surprises. I worked really hard. By.Kaylin

Rayyan's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

i made a story

Idriss's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

I made a realistic fiction story

Kloden's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

My. Story. Is. To. Teach. Kuds.

Eli's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

The feast is funny. Drawin is the mane presin.

Jannah's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

I used puppet pals to make this story

Alejandro's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

This is my realjistjc. Fiction

Tommy's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

i made this story in writing time.

Faris's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

Hi see my realistic fiction story!

Aedan's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

The story has avry thing i like in the story. The story rumindid me of The fun tims.

Faris's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

Hi i hope you like my story

Termeh's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

I wrote a story about the mall my .characters where Calld stasy and chelsy

Mark's Post on Monday, June 9, 2014

This is my book that I made.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

We Can't Wait... see you at our Portfolio Share Sunday! We have been hard at work, learning all we can about our solar system, publishing our very own realistic fiction stories and reflecting on our work samples from the year. We'll see you at 8:45 in the classroom Sunday. It will be short and sweet - we plan to be done by 9:15. Students were very excited to look through their portfolios today in preparation for your visit. I heard many exclamations of "I remember this!" "Oh, I love this!" and "Wow, look!" as they delighted in looking back at their own work. Just wait until you see how their work has changed since September. Students are so proud that they might just want to wear something fancy for the share. And if not, that is okay too. Everyone should have a P.E. uniform to change into later in the day if they choose to wear something special for the share. Make sure you read the E.S. newsletter for some great summer learning tips and links from the Parent Coffee earlier this week.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Creating Characters

Our writers are getting to know realistic fiction by learning all about the Cynthia Rylant series Henry and Mudge. Students have begun developing their own main characters to write about. Next we will tackle possible settings and problems to feature in our stories.

Save the Date

Today you will find an invitation like this in your child's folder. We hope you will be able to join us on June 8th at 8:45 for your child's portfolio share. The share should take about 30 minutes only so we should finish by 9:15 on that day.