Happy New Year:
It's time for the Bookmark Contest!
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Kindergarten students have discussing how to use their imaginations to understand stories by noticing detail in the pictures. We have also begun to identify differences between fiction and nonfiction. And, we compared and contrasted Gingerbread stories.
First graders have been focused on identifying the differences between fiction and nonfiction texts. In fiction, we have looked at problem and solution and characters.
Second graders are now focusing on the different parts of stories: character, setting, plot, problem and solution. We have also continued to discuss how our brain helps us everyday.
Third graders continue a unit on genres, looking at historical fiction and realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction and mystery. We have also continued to discuss how our brain helps us everyday.
Fourth graders been discussing how understanding certain elements allow us to understand a story. We have looked at theme, point and view, cause and effect, antagonist and protagonist. We also continue to notice our brains - the limbic system, neurons and neuron chain.
Fifth graders We are reading aloud Enginerds, a book recently published by former Claypit Hill student Jarret Lerner. We also continue to notice our brains - the limbic system, neurons and neuron chain.
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