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Upper 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.

Bluejays’ Journal: May 13 – May 17

Cockroaches Good or bad? We debated this today as the ending to our insect study. Last day of fun at 

Bluejays’ Journal: May 6 – May 10

Invertebrates Lab Seeing how exoskeletons on insects work and hold up when damaged with hard objects. So much fun, AND 

Bluejays’ Journal: Apr.29 – May.3

REMINDER! This is a friendly reminder that your students should be at Spectrum, ready to go for Hairspray Jr, by 

Bluejays’ Journal: Apr.22 – Apr.26

Earth Day! Our Bluejays did some Earth Day trash pickup! They also decided to use their bodies to spell earth 

Bluejays’ Journal: Apr.15 – Apr.19

Art Interest Group Day 1. Cool projects that the students will get to keep!Art Interest Group Day 2: Churches and 

Bluejays’ Journal: Apr.8 – Apr.12

Outdoor Activity w/ Middle School! When the teacher brings in LEGO’s to school! Mollusks Some cool questions emerged from our 

Bluejays’ Journal: Apr.1 – Apr.5

Terse Verse Today we wrote "terse verse". This is a type of poetry featuring rhyming words which answer a question. 

Bluejays’ Journal: Mar.18 – Mar.22

Three-Day Angelic Organics Overnight Field Trip! Upper Elementary and Middle School students got to go on a wonderful adventure for 

Bluejays’ Journal: Mar.11 – Mar.15

A few friendly reminders for our Angelic Organics trip Mar. 18th - 20th: PLEASE be at Spectrum NO LATER THAN 

Bluejays’ Journal: Mar.4 – Mar.8

Happy March Everyone! I suddenly realized I haven't updated you all for a couple of weeks. In math, our group 

Bluejays’ Journal: Feb.25 – Mar.1

Here's a look at last week's field trip to IQRA School of Rockford!National "Say Something" Week For National “Say Something” 

Bluejays’ Journal: Feb.19 – Feb.22

Drama Class We play a game called bus stop, where the students have a chance to work on comedic timing 

Bluejays’ Journal: Feb.11 – Feb.15

3-Day Classroom Week! What a week! We started Monday with a field trip to Angelic Organics that as you know 

Bluejays’ Journal: Feb.4 – Feb.8

Tests of the Week Power Writing We learned about power writing today from Mary Beth. Stay tuned for our paragraphs. 

Bluejays’ Journal: Jan.21 – Jan.25

Week Review This has been an interesting week to say the least! Today we worked on math and selected our 

Bluejays’ Journal: Jan.14 – Jan.18

Positively impacting the future, one day at a time...Week Review Whew what a busy week! This week we have studied 

Bluejays’ Journal: Dec.17 – Dec.21

Farewell, 2018!Carol Day! We figured out how many gifts and how much they cost for the 12 days of Christmas. 

Bluejays’ Journal: Dec.10 – Dec.14

Action-Packed week! On Tuesday, December 18th, Upper Elementary as well as Middle School will be building Gingerbread Houses! Feel free 

Bluejays’ Journal: Dec.3 – Dec.7

Hello, December!Tree Day! We are counting down to Christmas break. Today is day 12, Tree day. We started the day 

Bluejays’ Journal: Nov.26 – Nov.30

Wrapping Up November!Math Some good ole' math on the whiteboard. Show your work! Class projects Testing our “beaks” with various 

Bluejays’ Journal: Nov.12 – Nov.16

Bluejays' Journal: Nov.12 - Nov.16Crane Watching Each fall, thousands of sandhill cranes congregate on the islands and sandbars in the 

Bluejays’ Journal: Nov.5 – Nov.9

Bluejays' Journal: Nov.5 - Nov.9 Our class is in need of colored dry erase markers. If you're in a position 

Bluejays’ Journal: Oct.29 – Nov.2

Happy Halloween! I have established a partnership with our class and Angelic Organics. We are in the early stages of 

Bluejays’ Journal: Oct.22 – Oct.26

Science and Drama: they balance each other out! Quick reminder! This Monday, October 29, is our field trip to Goebbert’s 

Bluejays’ Journal: Oct.15 – Oct.19

Be sure to check back next week for exciting updates from your teachers on all the happenings of Upper Elementary!