Lower Elementary - February 5, 2016

Dear RiverRun Families,

A Midsummer Night’s Dream rehearsals have begun! We are having a good time with this play. The scripts are in your child’s folder. Please take some time to practice, some of the words can be challenging. Also check the folders for this week’s work plans. The Elders had two guest mathematicians this week, Nadia’s (an upper El student) grandfather and Alex. They may have some work they want to show you connected to those lessons.

The Middle and Elders had lessons on Parts of a Line (origin, ray, endpoints, and line segment). The Elders worked on demonstrative adjectives and pronouns and they started learning how to analyze a sentence, looking at the action, asking who or what is doing the action and lastly, who or what is insert action what? The First years had a lesson on using the Biome Readers. These readers address many parts of a biome. The readers are switched out periodically, in this set the children learn about water, land and carbon dioxide. The First Years also had lessons on phonograms. They learned how to read words with two vowels “walking together”, like the word “read”.

From Diana:

To tie in with Black History Month, the composer of the month is William Grant Still. His Symphony No. 1 in A-flat "Afro-American", composed in 1930, was the first symphony written by an African American and performed for a United States audience by a leading orchestra.

Enjoy the Weekend,
Amy, Tatiana, and Rachel