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Intermediate 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.

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles! Nov. 18 – Nov. 22

Our students proudly sharing their hard work during Processfolio Night!Ecobricks construction after our morning snack!Easing into Friday with some yoga 

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles! Nov. 12 – Nov. 15

Japanese class! Writing names in Japanese with adzuki red beans and listening to a Japanese folk song. Arigatou Takenaka senses 

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles: Nov. 4 – Nov. 8

THANK YOU ALL for your donations for our Ecobricks! Our collecting is now closed. If you are looking for a 

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles! Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

We are collecting some cereal/snack food boxes for a project. Just the boxes... you can eat the food inside them. 

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles! Oct. 21 – Oct. 25

A Sign Up Genius invitation was sent to each family in our classroom. Please look over the list of supplies 

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles! Oct. 14 – Oct. 18

Field Trip to Rockford University: Monday, Oct. 21st 8:40-9:40AM. Please remember to dress for P.E. activities! Drivers: Ann Thornton Dori 

Recy-COOL Kids’ Chronicles! Oct. 7 – Oct. 11

We had a great time with Angelic Organics this week! Thanks so much to our volunteers and donations of supplies!! 

Introducing: The Intermediate Recy-Cool Kids! Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

Read below and let us know if you can help! We are looking for drivers and permission slips for our 

Intermediate Elementary: Sept. 23 – Sept. 27

Reminders & Notes: Please remind your students to bring their water bottles back each week. Thanks! Calum and Kelli check 

Intermediate Elementary: Sept. 16 – Sept. 20

Each classroom is organizing a raffle basket for the Fall Festival. The theme for our class is "animals" because we 

Intermediate Elementary: Sept. 9 – Sept. 13

We have started collecting our non-biodegradable trash to make eco-bricks! We now need water bottles. Please don't go out to 

Intermediate Elementary: Sept. 3 – Sept. 6

WELCOME! We sent out an email invite this week for In-Take Conferences on Friday, Sept. 13th via SignupGenius. Let us 

Bluestems’ Dossier: May 20 – May 24

Last lunch of the school year! Highlights from the Spectrum International lunch with Rockford University!Picnic/Hike/Land Art/Birthday S'mores/Bubbles at Rock Cut!Last 

Bluestems’ Dossier: May 13 – May 17

Field Trip on Friday, May 24 9:00am-11:00am Don Carter Lanes Last Day Celebration! Sharing and launching their Genius Hour projects!Having 

Bluestems’ Dossier: May 6 – May 10

Bluestems' Notes: - Our field trip to Angelic Organics has been rescheduled for this fall. We took advantage of a 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Apr.29 – May.3

REMINDER! If your student will be performing in Hairspray Jr this weekend, this is a friendly reminder that your students 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Apr.22 – Apr.26

Happy Earth Day! Here's ways the Bluestem class celebrate Earth Day everyday!Nonfiction Texts Learning about water conservation while focusing on 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Apr.15 – Apr.19

We are excited about the Fun Day, Run Day on Friday April 26th.😎 Our class will begin the celebration at 

Bluestems’ Dossier: 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/ 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Apr.1 – Apr.5

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

Bluestems’ Dossier: Mar.18 – Mar.22

Snapshots of our Bookmaking Station and other activities during our Literacy Night event! https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.88.95/s4d.4ec.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/55728290_403399283823465_1499017287942799360_n.mp4 Building shelters at recess on Wednesday!Forest 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Mar.11 – Mar.15

Bluestems' Friendly Reminders: We need drivers for two field trips next week: Monday - Rockford University 8:45AM - 9:45AM, and 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Mar.4 – Mar.8

IQRA Collaboration Our cultural exchange with IQRA School of Rockford continued last Friday, March 1st. This time the Spectrum students 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Feb.25 – Mar.1

Learning Japanese numbers, colors, and greetings! Ichi, ni, san, shi!Our Olive Garden lunch was scrumptious!Our newest class photo! Drawing endangered 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Feb.19 – Feb.22

Bluestems' Notes: Super exciting news!!! Our class and Early Elementary collected the most $$ during Spectrum's Pennies for Patients event 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Feb.11 – Feb.15

Bluestems' Scrum Section Genius Hour-themed Valentine boxes! Great work, Bluestems!There is some serious reading happening in our room!Valentines' Day singing 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Feb.4 – Feb.8

We finally got to use our new sleds at recess today!Drama Class During drama time with Aubrey, we are finishing 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Jan.21 – Jan.25

The Bluestems are super excited for their upcoming field trip to Forest City Gear in Roscoe on Wednesday, January 30th 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Jan.14 – Jan.18

Positively impacting the future, one day at a time... Conference Day is February 1st. Please remember to sign up for 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Jan.8 – Jan.11

2019: LET'S DO IT! SAVE THE DATE! January 23rd is our all-day field trip to Angelic Organics. Welcome to our 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Dec.17 – Dec.21

Farewell, 2018!Book Share! Dexter presenting his book share! Birthday Treats! Preparing the December birthday treats! Practice makes perfect! Putting the 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Dec.3 – Dec.7

Hello, December! Bluestem Families, Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and words during the last month.  As you 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Nov.26 – Nov.30

Wrapping Up November! Please remember to return your Processfolios, thanks! Poetry Reciting our November poetry! Personal Project Parker testing out 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Nov.12 – Nov.16

Legos & Gratitude is all you need! Bluestems' Notes & Reminders: You may or may not know that Avenlea has 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Nov.5 – Nov.9

Bluestems' News & Upcoming Dates Be sure to join us for Processfolio Night anytime between 3:00PM - 6:00PM in our classroom. This 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Oct.29 – Nov.2

Happy Halloween! REMINDERS: Remember to send in your “Pennies for Patients “ during November. Thanks in advance! November 20 - 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Oct.22 – Oct.26

This week, everybody couldn't stop buzzing about Severson Dells: what an AMAZING learning experience! Upcoming Dates: October 31st = Field 

Bluestems’ Dossier: Oct.15 – Oct.19

Enjoy this glimpse at all the work and fun that Intermediate Elementary (the Bluestems) had over the last few weeks!