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We had a police dog come to Allen Brook School. It was outstanding.
We had filled our whole school ‘buzzy jar.’ Each time it’s filled we come together for a celebration. We have filled it six times. Every time, Mr. Terko and Mrs. Tatlock come around in bee costumes. We’ve had lots of celebrations. We have watched the preschoolers doing a dance, wearing monkey costumes. It was really cute. We’ve had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Most of us had mint chocolate chip! Once, Mr. Terko played the drums and Mr. Bolger played the guitar and sang. They were really good.
One time we all did the ‘honey bee.’ This is a fun dance that we learned from a video. It’s easy to catch on to this dance. All of the celebrations were in the gym.
Last month was when we had the police dog and police men come to school. They explained what police dogs do. They save the police men and women when they are in trouble and when a child is lost they sniff them down. They follow robbers’ footprints to where they are hiding.
Just April vacation we had filled the buzzy jar again! For our seventh celebration, we had teachers from Thailand come for a special presentation. They danced, showed us some Thailand fighting and yoga. They also had an instrument from Thailand. It like a flute but it’s wooden and it only has one open hole for your finger. The sound was very pretty. The Thailand performance was amazing.
I hope our next buzzy celebration is as exciting as the others have been.
Do you want to know what work problems are? Since you can’t all come here, I’ll tell you my problem. I used bees. There are five bees. Three fly away. How many are left?
To make a work problem, you need paper. You cut the paper and make it the way you want to make a picture of the problem. Then they are laminated. In Ms. Ashford’s class, we all made them. We solved each other’s’ problems.
Making the work problems was hard.
(Morgan poses in front of some ladybug problems.)
In Mr. Lake’s class we learn about money on Monday. Sorting coins is fun. Do you want to hear about it?
Sorting coins is all about putting them in different piles. One way to sort is by pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Another way is by color.
We also learn by making number sentences about coins. We make number sentences by putting one number at the beginning and you put a plus sign, (this is what they look like: + ) and you put another number and then put them all together and see what they equal. So, if I had a nickel and a dime, I would write, 5 + 10 = 15.
I feel happy because I like learning about money.
Synergy students Alexa, Bridget, Chase, Mary, Myleigh and Nick participated in an Enrichment Mystery Writing Class. The emphasis was on vocabulary development and descriptive writing. Here we have the final project where each student chose an animal to describe. Art teacher, Sara Beeken, worked with these students to create a painting of each mystery animal in its habitat. The students hope you will enjoy their Photostory.
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