Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lower Elementary Class Loving Their Work

Birthdays are special days at Namaste! We honor the special day with a ceremony where the birthday student carries the earth around the sun for as many years as they have been alive. Students also share timelines of their lives, a picture and story for each year. Songs and a healthy snack conclude the celebration.

A first year lower elementary friend (7 yrs old) practices learning his left hand from his right while working on his handwriting.

Another  first year lower elementary student (6yrs old) is organizing facts from her research as she prepares to write a book about tigers.

A second year lower elementary student (7 yrs old) works on collecting research on Atlantis for his research project.

Snowflake patterns from Popsicle sticks--math and art.

Multiplication with the golden beads

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Time winds down...

...learning in the primary classroom winds up and takes off!

 Where do the animals go during winter?

 Learning to spell with the moveable alphabet.

 Snowflake making is a hit. Check out our double doors in the front of the school for examples of our work.

Matching objects to outlines. Playing games like "What's missing?" and "Far, far away" help children elongate their concentration with these materials.

Hibernation, adaptation, migration material.

Sink or float? What's your guess?

Wintery collage.

 Winter themed sensory table.

Our kindergarten friend reads The Mitten by Jan Brett to younger friends.

 In the zone.

 Tiny sorting--working her fine motor muscles for writing.

More fine motor work with tweezers.

Uppercase alphabet matching. Using clips help develop fine motor muscles.

New practical life materials--using a hook to catch donut shapes.

Kindergarten work--matching animal tracks to animals...
 ...and drawing his favorite track.

Animal matching.

 Sink or float?

Knobless cylinder extensions.