Classroom Peek Week of 9/14-9/21

Take a look inside to see what vibrant lessons are happening inside TCS classrooms this week!

In this issue:

  • Red Room was immersed in interactive play this week, using legos and play dough to create their own imaginative characters and structures.

  • Blue Room mixed bright neon paints with gold glitter to create bold art pieces to display in the classroom.

  • Green Room used plastic fly swatters to make colorful painted pieces inspired by fruit flies!

  • Yellow Room used sound blocks to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star along with teacher Courtney in Music class.

  • Kindergarten visited the Art room for the first time this year and used various-sized leaves and white paint to create silhouetted nature pieces. During a Science experiment, students mixed different solutions to see what the different combinations created!

  • 1st Grade studied the illustrations of Syd Hoff, and used his book, The Young Cartoonist: The ABC's of Cartooning, as a guide to sketch their own dinosaurs.

  • 3rd Grade worked on their addition assessments together in Math class.

  • 5th Grade learned the value of mistakes during a lesson on "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes" by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein, then wrote short essays on their own past mistakes and created motivating mantra pieces to be displayed around the classroom. They also did their 2nd STEM project of the year so far, using construction paper, one piece of tape, and scissors to measure their own paper strips that were combined into a paper chain.

  • Middle School Art students wrapped up their first project, a watercolor painting based on the work of Russian Artist Wassily Kandinsky. His use of shapes, line and color to create abstract works was a natural connection to our participation of International Dot Day, a celebration of the creativity within all of us. From there, they moved on to the exploration of different watercolor techniques. 

  • 7th Grade Science testing different medicines and tracked the healing effects of each throughout the classroom during a lab. In Math class they were each given a budget and set amount of materials to construct their own group suspension bridges using popsicle sticks.