Wednesday, May 22, 2013
First graders were busy this morning mapping different parts of the school. In this unit of study, they work in pairs to draw a particular classroom or office at Tenacre. Using a paper template with windows and/or doors identified, their first challenge is to orientate the template to the room and begin to draw a representation of that space. Once finished, each team makes a presentation to fellow classmates about where their room is located on a large Tenacre map. They validate its location by using the cardinal directions and existing key locations already on the map.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten received a visit from Birgit de Weerd last Friday, also known as the “Bee Lady.” Mrs. de Weerd brought her hat and veil, smoker, colony hive box, and a tray filled with beeswax honeycomb with her. The children learned fascinating facts and information about honeybees. The presentation was part of the Gwyn Loud Science and Enrichment program.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fourth graders showcased their Country Bazaar projects today in the Rendell Library. This project involved researching a country, creating a slideshow about the country, and then building a clay 3-D map of the country. Students used iPads to help with their research, using apps like Google Earth, Keynote, and Children of the World. In addition to the academic portion of the project, they brought in a type of food from their country to enjoy after the celebration in the library.