There is a great deal of flurry in the Elementary classroom! There are research projects happening with small groups of children, including groups learning about various insects, arachnids (spiders and scorpions), ocean invertebrates, and the five classes of vertebrates. The students are identifying what these animals eat, how they move, where they live, and how they reproduce and care for their offspring. Also, many students have been learning about poetry, including how to write a rhyming couplet and how to identify characteristics of poetry, such as stanzas, rhyme, meter, imagery, personification, alliteration, similes, and metaphors. The class as a whole has been working on writing skills, such as editing one’s work as well as using spelling strategies and capitalization and punctuation rules. It is a busy place to be and we love it!
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