Oh, the joy of being with the Voyagers every day! I am so thankful to be able to guide these inquisitive students!
We started our water movement studies this month at the Nelscott Big Wave Classic talking to the competitors before watching the surfers jump on jet skis with their gear for a trip out to the reef. There has been enough breaks in the rain to continue our creek studies as well, taking soil and silt samples and observing the changes in Slab Creek after the flooding rains.
Grandfriend’s day was the perfect occasion to show our transition to geometry with a paper quilt that the students created. We are continuing to practice our multiples and fractions while moving forward into shapes and measuring. The students are showing their work in math journals and have taken pride in clean pages that they can use for reference throughout the year.
The students wowed their grandfriends with their boisterous rendition of 50 Nifty United States. And while learning this song, they have also learned the states in alphabetical order. I smile as I walk past them singing the states - "Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut . . ."
Our Fine Arts has been abundant this month! Music has poured in through song rehearsals with Grandma Joanne and our Ukulele Lessons with George Thompson and his guide dog. Mrs. Miller engages them in hands-on Art Literacy twice a month, while Senora Ramirez immerses them with Spanish Speaking classes. So many opportunities!
Our Voyagers continue to create the bonds of friendships and build character together. We sang “The World is a Rainbow” for our Grandfriends and I love the last line, “The world is a rainbow with many kinds of people, and when we work together it's such a sight to see. The world is beautiful when we live in harmony!" Thank you for supporting our beautiful class!
~ Teacher Angie