Agenda | Next 7 Days

December 17, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Breakfast for lunch

    December 17, 2018

    French toast sticks, veggie sausage, and sweet potatoes tots. Served with seasonal fruit.

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December 18, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Soup with pasta

    December 18, 2018

    Vegetable soup with pasta and whole wheat baguette. Served with seasonal fruit.

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December 19, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Brown rice with vegetables

    December 19, 2018

    Brown rice with vegetables. served with seasonal fruits

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    December 19, 2018

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  • Holiday Concert

    December 19, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 8:45 am

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  • UE / MS Cookie Exchange

    December 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am
    R Crescendo Foyer, R Summit

    bring in 2 dozen cookies, and bring home two dozen! After Holiday Sing Along: Cookie exchange immediately following concert in Summit Room.

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  • NO Winter Fitness - MS

    December 19, 2018

    MS: 2:30-3:45pm Location: Crescendo

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  • NO Winter Fitness - LE, UE

    December 19, 2018

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December 20, 2018
  • Winter Break - School Closed

    December 20, 2018 - January 2, 2019

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Book Discussion

Lower Elementary Students Share Their Thoughts During Literature Circle

Literature Circles

Have you heard of Literature Circles? In literature circles, small groups of students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students’ response to what they have read. It is a wonderful way to engage them in rich conversations about shared readings. Students can express their opinions, predictions, and questions about a text in a productive, structured way. Often the teacher will ask several students to take on specific group roles which are designed to develop reading, speaking, and thinking abilities. Many children in the Lower Elementary program take part in Literature Circles.
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Above, groups of children are talking about the books The Tarantula in My Purse, and Balto.  The children take turns being the Discussion Director, to moderate the discussion and keep it on track, and all the students come up with questions based on a selection from their books. They take on specific jobs, such as the Character Captain, who describes the characters, and the Setting Surveyor, who writes about the importance of the time and place of the book.  Literature Circles allow children to delve more deeply into books, and to take on leadership roles within their groups.
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