End of the School Year!!!

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Thank you for a wonderful school year! We are going to miss the 23 students heading off to Kindergarten next year! They were a wonderful group of children! Thank you for sharing your children with us this year. It truly is an honor to be one of their first teachers! Miss Santiago and I want to thank all of our families for the beautiful cards, letters, emails, and hugs of appreciation. We teared up reading many of them! You all are too kind! Please enjoy our end of the school year video!

Good-Bye to Our 5 Year Olds!

 

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Emily Oaks Nature Center: Walking Through the Woodlands

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On May 11th, we embarked on our field trip to the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie, Illinois. As part of our unit of inquiry into How the World Works, students have been curious about seeds, flowers, plants, and insects! This excursion to the woodlands was a wonderful experience for the children, and we took a nature walk through “the woodlands” to meet five different living things throughout the nature center. Please click on the link below to check out our field trip!

Emily Oaks Nature Center: Walking Through the Woodlands

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Spring Has Sprung!

Take a look at all the wonderful things that we have been observing outside!

Spring Has Sprung Video!

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MARCH MADNESS!!!

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I have not posted for awhile. It seems like this part of the year I always get swamped! However, this doesn’t mean that we haven’t been playing and learning a ton in room 121! We are having a blast going through our unit of inquiry into community helpers!

What better way to show you the fun we’ve been having than through a picture slideshow! Click on the link below to go to our Magisto video page to see the community helpers we’ve been meeting, our field trip to the Chicago Children’s Museum, and also all the fun activities we’ve been doing in class this past month!

Thank you for sharing your child with us! It is such a joy to watch them learn and grow through their play and inquiry!

Magisto Video Album

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February News!

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Please click on the link to download and view our February Newsletter. It also will be sent in your child’s folder on Tuesday. Thank you for your patience!

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Our Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry’s IDEA FACTORY!

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On January 19th we made our annual pilgrimage to The Museum of Science and Industry, and visited the “IDEA FACTORY”. This amazing space for young learners is exceptional in sparking ideas in science, math, critical thinking, and social-skills! We had a great time exploring new concepts of speed, velocity, weather patterns, water, magnetic force, weight/scales, and more! Check out our video from our visit!

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