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Thinking, Creating, Reflecting: Impacting the Future

Early Elementary

Welcome to “Inside the Classroom”! This is a space where we post weekly updates of what’s happening within the walls of our amazing classrooms. Feel free to browse the updates to see what amazing learning adventures our students are having.

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Nov. 18 – Nov. 22

Grandparents' Day is just about here! On Tuesday November 26th, grandparents and special friends are invited to visit our school 

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Nov. 12 – Nov. 15

Japanese class! Writing our Japanese names with black beans and singing Japanese songs with our guest Keiko and Mary Beth! 

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Nov. 4 – Nov. 8

Young Crafters Interest Group! A fun first day of Young Crafters interest group. Our theme today was trees! https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.88.95/s4d.4ec.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/72313820_2462184994105614_4561658368212598784_n.mp4 Young 

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

Reading our scarecrow poem at All-School Share! https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.88.95/s4d.4ec.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/76596818_2275839799374290_3787044747042881536_n.mp4 Coding Galore! Third Year students continue their exploration of Coding. This week, 

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Oct. 21- Oct. 25

Third year students exploring coding as a possible topic for new projects!Math Workshop! Sorting coins, counting coins, and totaling the 

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Oct. 14 – Oct. 18

Writers' Workshop! Working with partners on strategies like reading your writing aloud and adding more! Music Class! https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.88.95/s4d.4ec.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/73386624_756970194750591_1763052094681513984_n.mp4 Sign Language 

Sock Monkeys’ Memoirs! Oct. 7 – Oct. 11

Bridge building! Bridge building after a unit on goats and “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. Who can make the sturdiest bridge 

Introducing: The Early Elementary Sock Monkeys! Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

Sock Monkeys! We are the Sock Monkeys! This Grassroots art project included discussion about the origin of Rockford’s name, sock 

Early Elementary: Sept. 23 – Sept. 27

Oak leaves as big as your head! Productive morning! Everyone is working hard and at their own pace during arrival.Xander’s 

Early Elementary: Sept. 16 – Sept. 20

Grassroots Sharing! Rebecca’s Grassroots sharing: Bucha Bar! Everyone tried a sample of the locally produced kombucha. It’s an amazing health 

Early Elementary: Sept. 9 – Sept. 13

Halloween Origami & Ikebana! So many fun activities with Ms. Keiko in Japanese this week! Students are learning to count 

Early Elementary: Sept. 3 – Sept. 6

WELCOME! Intake Conference Sign-Up went out this week via email. Please let me know if you didn’t receive it. Link 

Chickadees’ Diaries: May 20 – May 24

Get outside, get healthy! This is an amazing program filled with totally free and unique experiences! We discussed it this 

Chickadees’ Diaries: May 13 – May 17

Getting "Jiggy With It" at Rockford University! https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.88.95/s4d.4ec.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/60759493_406797456843453_5361774306890088448_n.mp4 Reflection Reflection is very important in the learning process. Today, students reflected 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Apr.29 – May.3

Summer Reading Last book order of the year — stock up for summer! Orders due by May 9th. Online ordering 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Apr.22 – Apr.26

Earth Day Cleanup!Fun from Start to Finish! As always, feel free to email us with any questions, concerns, or even 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Apr.15 – Apr.19

Junior Gardeners Planting beans, examining and comparing seeds, and of course making fruit salad makes for very happy junior gardeners! 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Apr.8 – Apr.12

Upcoming Schedule: Monday 4/15 Interest Groups Tuesday 4/16 Interest Groups Wednesday 4/17 Interest Groups 5:30PM - 7:00PM Interest Group Sharing/ 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Apr.1 – Apr.5

We had a wonderful time at our field trip to Angelic Organics. Hope you enjoy the photos of all the 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Mar.18 – Mar.22

Rockford University Bear crawls, alligator chomps, frog jumps, OH MY! (...and a dash of throwing practice, too!) Pattern Finders playing 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Mar.11 – Mar.15

Chickadees building sentences together!Fun in Japanese! Learning clothing vocabulary through play. Kimono Yukata (summer kimono) Obi (sash, belt) Geta (wooden sandal) 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Mar.4 – Mar.8

Kindness: The Soundtrack On Monday, Amy, our artist in residence, spent time helping us capture our reflections on Kindness in 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Feb.25 – Mar.1

100 Days of School! To celebrate 100 days into our school year, the Chickadees participated in a 100 Hidden Hershey's 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Feb.19 – Feb.22

Chickadees' Notes: Super exciting news!!! Our class as well as Intermediate Elementary collected the most $$ during Spectrum's Pennies for 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Feb.11 – Feb.15

Paper Bridges How can I make a paper bridge support 3 paper back books? Charles knows triangles are the strongest 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Feb.4 – Feb.8

Fox study in Art Class: Drawing and ClayKindness We are reflecting on kindness and writing in our kindness journals every 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Jan.14 – Jan.18

Positively impacting the future, one day at a time...Daniel’s work-time matchbox car obstacle course! https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.88.95/s4d.4ec.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/50839410_2503114453037305_720032390793134080_n.mp4 Raise Responsibility Ms. Mary Beth 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Jan.8 – Jan.11

2019: LET'S DO IT!Work Time Daniel does research on the Native American moons. Livia builds a sled for a stuffed 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Dec.17 – Dec.21

Farewell, 2018!Getting ready... Chickadees are hard at work, putting the final touches on the set for the Winter Assembly! Wishing 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Dec.10 – Dec.14

Holiday fun GALORE! Heads Up: Mrs. Puetz has asked that we wear dark pants for the Winter Program. Shirts will 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Dec.3 – Dec.7

Hello, December!Super Science Fridays! We have been working with simple machines on Science Fridays! Here are our chickadees building a 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Nov.26 – Nov.30

Wrapping Up November! We will be setting up “Santa’s Workshop” in the classroom for work time. We are looking for 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Nov.12 – Nov.16

Processfolio & Holiday Activities!Processfolio Rebecca describes her work samples as she shares her Processfolio with her parents! Jive Turkeys Turkey 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Nov.5 – Nov.9

Chickadees' Diaries: Nov.5 - Nov.9 Early Elementary needs drivers for our trip to see Rosie Revere, Engineer at the Coronado 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Oct.29 – Nov.2

Language, Leaves, and LOTS of Candy! November 20 - Field Trip to the Coronado Theater to see the production of 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Oct.22 – Oct.26

Early Elementary's work ethic is at an Upper Elementary level! We are beyond proud and impressed with the hard work 

Chickadees’ Diaries: Oct.15 – Oct.19

Enjoy this glimpse at some of the work and fun that Early Elementary (the chickadees) had this past week! Worktime