The grade 1 students worked on a beautiful mural together. Their artwork will be our 2019 yearbook's cover. If you haven't ordered your yearbook yet, please do so this week. Thank you, Grade 1!
It was such an incredible day celebrating student writers. The Michigan Reading Association did a superb job hosting the event; not only recognizing the talents of these amazing kids but making it a truly meaningful and memorable day for them. As a newly published author, Eden held book signings and participated in a podcast hosted by Parker J. Cole who is an author, radio show host (The Write Stuff Radio Show), speaker and executive of PJC Media Network. During the interview, Eden was asked impromptu questions about the piece she wrote and how she might encourage other kids to read. There was entertainment by children’s book author, Kevin Kammeraad, and among the highlights was an absolutely dynamic guest speaker that had the entire room engaged, John Schumacher @MrSchuReads. He is the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, a lecturer at Rutgers University, 2014 Newberry Committee member and writer. It was truly a wonderful event that we will always cherish!
Thank you for coming out to the Preschool Spanish Spectacular. We had so much fun showing our family and friends what we learned in Spanish class this year.
The Kindergarten students learned about three dimensional shapes with Rice Krispy Treats. What a fun and YUMMY way to learn!
The sixth graders read the Hobbit, as a culminating project they produced a talk show called Messages From Middle Earth... Live From the Shire.
Each student portrayed a pertinent character in the novel. The focus for the talk show was to share about the unexpected adventure, discuss the character's dreams and goals, and to talk about how the characters may have transformed from the start of the journey to its end.
Kevin was in the Oakland Schools Regional spelling bee today. There were originally 89 kids present. Out of 39 fifth graders present he was in the top 12. He made it to the 3rd round, with 39 other kids. He studied really hard and was very excited about the experience.
Last Saturday, our Daddy Daughter Dance at Eagle Creek was a huge success!
All Eagle Creek students put on an awesome holiday concert. Their enthusiasm and hard work was apparent throughout the show. The preschool teachers and our music teacher, Mr. Thamer, did an outstanding job preparing the children for this event. It was a spectacular evening!! Watch some of the highlights of these concerts.
The first step is to spend class time with her, observing and interacting. After that, in an effort to form a more complete picture, I consider her test scores, reading level, writing samples, and previous teachers’ notes. Then, I'm ready for the fun part: marrying what I have learned about this beautiful child with my curriculum, which is essentially a long list of the skills & knowledge I want to teach her.
This means teaching the children how to work alone, in pairs and in small groups when they don’t have my attention, and I mean really work, not just twirl in the wind. The next step is to organize the children into small groups with other children who are at a similar level and working at a similar pace. Then, I start my rotations: one group for 20 minutes, the next group for 20 minutes, and so on, until I’m back to the first group and starting the rotations again. It’s during these small-group sessions that I can give each child what she really needs, be it a second explanation of long division or a harder set of problems with more zeros in it.
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