March 2019

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Read For the Rockland Boulders

Read For the Rockland Boulders

Our school is participating in a fun reading project: the Read for the Rockland Boulders’ Record Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Rockland Boulders, Scholastic Book Fairs, Active International and NY’s 529 College Savings Program. This Reading Challenge unites students from Rockland and surrounding counties in an attempt to establish a habit of independent reading at […]

Mindfulness Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.” The word mandala is often associated with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn […]

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Read: Finding Winnie, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 3, Week 17, 3/27

“Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun!” Today we will continue our talk about how our carbon footprint causes lots of problems for animals and people and why it is so important to shrink it! Think about how you can have the smallest impact…what […]

Gummy Bear Challenge

Gummy Bears may be small but they can represent some big words. Your job is to select a social studies vocabulary term and use this candy to create a model of the word. Some terms you might consider: urban, longitude, citizenship, immigration, colonization, etc. Make a diorama of a social studies vocabulary word. (Please do […]

Where is the Treasure?

Where is the Treasure?

A map is a drawing of all or part of Earth’s surface. Maps may show visible features, such as rivers and lakes, forests, buildings, and roads. They may also show things that cannot be seen, such as boundaries and temperatures. Most maps are drawn on a flat surface. A map displayed on a round surface is called a globe. Look at the […]

Stories from Space

Stories from Space

Kindergarten teacher, Carole Widmayer shared Story Time from Space with me this weekend. Story Time from Space, is a project from the nonprofit Global Space Education Foundation that features astronauts reading beloved children’s books from the International Space Station. Story Time from Space began with a pilot test from astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr., also […]

First Grade Poetry Grid

Poetry is magic…it allows you to break all the rules about punctuation, capitalizaion and spacing you have been taught. Poetry is a ‘rule breaker’ in which creative license is given to writers. Catherine, “The Brown Bag Teacher” came up with “My Poetry Promise” in which students commit to responsibly using poetry’s special privileges. I, ___________, […]

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