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Plants Plants Plants!

In Miss Laura’s Extended Core Classroom, we have been studying the physical characteristics and basic needs of plants.  Before spring break, we planted nasturtium and tomato seeds.  When we came back from break, we had 3-4”plants…very exciting!  We are also completing an interactive notebook to go along with our plant unit of observing, describing and comparing plant parts.  Nice job students!

The Cat in the Hat Helps us READ Just Like That!

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Miss Robin’s class used PTA money to buy a class set of the book “The Cat in the Hat”. The students in class are so excited to apply their reading skills to a favorite Dr. Seuss book! Through this gift from the PTA Miss Robin’s students are excited to choral read as a class! They are seeing just how far their reading skills can go by recognizing curriculum specific sight words in other text, applying phonics based strategies, and discovering just how fun it is to read aloud with friends!

Principal’s News: April 2021

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

Spring showers bring May flowers, but they also bring some fabulous summer vegetable gardens.  Start now to plan for a healthy summer vegetable garden.

  1. Starting March 17, you can plant cool season crops such as beets, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, lettuce and spinach.  Don’t worry if you haven’t planted them yet.  There’s still time…dig a patch and start!
  2. Beginning in April, add your carrots and onions (try to find the onion sets at your local nursery).
  3. By mid-May you can add beans, corn, tomatoes, pepper, squash and cucumbers.
  4. Don’t limit yourself to just these veggies/fruits…there are many more, and lots of varieties to choose from.
  5. Use your grass clippings around your garden to keep the weeds from coming up.
  6. Get your kids involved.  Gardening is healthy, fun and productive.

Happy gardening and healthy eating!

We are pleased to announce that LeeAnne Walker is Granite Elementary Teacher Of the Year.  Miss Walker is one of our amazing 2nd grade teachers who has worked at Granite Elementary since 1996! Congratulations Miss Walker, this is a well-deserved honor.

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Unplugged Coding in Kindergarten

 Mrs. Genesi’s AM kindergartners have been having a blast learning how to code, unplugged style, this week.  They started by learning what code is – a series of commands, or algorithms, we give to a computer to tell it what to do.  Then they turned their bodies into computers and learned a dance through a coded algorithm.  After they had the basics down, they turned into coders and had a dance party filled with dances they coded themselves.  They finished up their week of code, by playing coding hopscotch and making their way around the classroom by following a series of code that told them how and where to move.  It was so much fun to learn how coding works this week!

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