Friday Morning Assembly

Some members of the First Grade Class present their original story of "The Very Hungry Praying Mantis" - inspired by the writing and cut paper collage style of artwork found in Eric Carle's well-known and beloved children's books.

Some members of the First Grade Class present their original story of "The Very Hungry Praying Mantis" - inspired by the writing and cut paper collage style of artwork found in Eric Carle's well-known and beloved children's books.

Each Friday of the month, we hold an all-school assembly.  This is a wonderful time for all of the classes to be together and share highlights from the week, birthday celebrations, upcoming events, as well as to talk about ways to be respectful, kind, helpful, courageous and care about each other, our environment and share our thankfulness to the teachers for all of their work.

Each Friday of the month, we hold an all-school assembly.  This is a wonderful time for all of the classes to be together and share highlights from the week, birthday celebrations, upcoming events, as well as to talk about ways to be respectful, kind, helpful, courageous and care about each other, our environment and share our thankfulness to the teachers for all of their work. 

In addition, one or two classes typically present some of the learning or projects from their class. This provides opportunities for the students to stand in front of over 70 students and teachers and speak about a learning block from their class as well as work on public speaking skills. Two weeks ago, the First Grade class presented a story that they wrote and illustrated based on the works of Eric Carle. The story was called “The Very Hungry Praying Mantis.” Each child read a page that they had written and illustrated and showed the page to the audience. At the end of the story, the other students were asked to name the various food items that the praying mantis had eaten in the story as a way to work on their own listening skills and memory skills from the story.

The second class to present was the Fifth Grade class. They are starting an introductory unit on chemistry and are learning about atoms – neutrons, electrons, and protons. They taught the school the chorus to a song they had learned about atoms; they then sang the verses and the school worked on joining in for the chorus.  After their presentation, the students in the audience were asked to share what they learned about atoms.  Again, the students demonstrated wonderful listening skills and were able to share what the learned about atoms.

This last week some of the Fourth Grade students presented their amazing projects and their learning of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems in the human body. They each were asked questions about the various systems and it was amazing to hear all that they had learned and their confidence in answering questions on these three systems.

We also reveal the answer to the quantity of items in the Estimation Jar. The students are doing very well for learning this tricky concept and understand it is a guess based on thinking and narrowing down the options, for example “Is it more than 50 or less than 50?” and continuing on that logic while narrowing the range to 10’s and then to 5’s and then to 1’s.  We all are having much fun with it!