Everyday children have half an hour of writing time. Sometimes this is used for printing practice, phonemic instruction, spelling, and writing workshop. Every week children have time for free writing. Children can choose to write by hand, use an alphasmart or type on the computer. Younger children can dictate their stories.
In early December the youngest children performed a play based on the Ancient Chinese story of how the rooster lost his horns. Ladies and Gentleman. We are glad you are here to watch our play. The play was a collaborative effort, with each child adding details until we told the story. The children spent weeks
In science class, students have been learning about physical and chemical changes as well as acids and bases. We have learned about the characteristics that provide us with evidence that either a physical or chemical change has occured. We have had labs that dealt with testing multiple solutions and the students were required to record
Haleigh Originally uploaded by New School-Syracuse Children were invited to attend our Barnes and Noble poetry night. There was a great turn out of families. After the children took turns sharing their favorite poems they had opportunities to enjoy face painting and puppet making.
Every day kindergartners and first graders enjoy opportunities for creative play. In small groups of three or four, as they play with blocks, cars, geotracks and marble runs, they learn how to collaborate, share ideas, and negotiate with each other. The children have also collaboratively designed a landscape of popcorn kernels, rocks, and twigs, explored seashells and
The youngest students have been exploring different ways to make 12. In class we’ve had discussions and demonstrations of how if we had 12 cats and dogs, that could be represented with pictures and numbers. Each student was challenged to find all the ways to make 12 with cats and dogs and then explain how
Humane Society of United States published this article about Martin in their September 13, 2010 issue. Orders for his bracelets continue to pour in!
P1100728 Originally uploaded by New School-Syracuse Video of Holly Greenberg showing children how to beat the bark!
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves. Did gyre and gimble in ….. Hugh Humphreys came to share his love for reciting poetry, to jumpstart our enthusiasm for Poem in a Pocket Day. Hugh, a retired judge, writes for the Madison County Historical Society, and is an artist, whose work is at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic
Holly Greenberg with students Holly Greenberg with Lola Max, Syris and Alaira enjoying the slime On November 2, 2010 the whole school visited Holly Greenberg, (Gulliver’s Mom) at Syracuse University’s Comart building to learn about the ancient Chinese art of making paper. The children learned the Kozo bark first had to be cooked, then pounded.