Sea Stars

  • STEM Learning (5/7/2018) by Julia Hagen

    This week our Sea Stars have been busy engaging in STEM learning. We can identify 2D and 3D shapes easily, so it was time to take our learning to the next level. With a little bit of help from mini marshmallows and toothpicks, we built and composed 2D and 3D shapes with a cooperative peer. We shared our creations with our peers, and then we were able to took them home for our favorite part (eating them)!

  • Here we Grow Again! (4/24/2018) by Julia Hagen

    Field Lab

    Our field lab this week will be on Wednesday. We will be going back to Grow to Heal Gardens. It will be an all day field lab.

    Important Dates

    • April 18th-Field Trip to Grow to Heal Gardens
    • April 26th- Lottery
    • April 27th- Talent Show 6-7pm
    • May 21st- Spring Musical at Founder’s Park

    This Week

    This week in Social Studies, students will be studying Geography. In Math, both Kindergarten and first grade students will be working on subtraction.  In ELA, Kindergarten students are working on elements of a story and first grade students are working on composing paragraphs using topic sentences, details, and a conclusion statement.

    Wish List

    • Prize box items
    • 2 pocket folders
    • Extra snack items
    • 3 hole punch folders (for portfolios)
    • Gallon size ziploc bags
  • A little bit of Math with a side of Gardening (4/24/2018) by Julia Hagen

    Happy Tuesday Sea Star parents! It sure has been a busy week in the Seastar classroom! This week in math our focus has been on subtraction. Our Kindergarten students have been learning and practicing subtracting numbers within 10. Meanwhile, our first grade students have not only been refining those same skills, but have even moved on to begin subtracting two digit numbers! We are so proud of our kids and their progress and we know you are too!

    On our field lab last Wednesday at Grow to Heal garden, we were given lettuce and sunflower seeds to take back to school with us. This week, we are planting those seeds and getting ready to watch them grow!

    Look out- it’s going to be another great week! 🙂

  • Houston, we have a playground! (4/9/2018) by Julia Hagen

    And just like that, after so many weeks of waiting, 2 days of prep work, and 1 day of building, our students finally have the playground they deserve. Thank you to all who came out and helped and donated and supported our school and students along the way to help give them the playground of their dreams! Of course, we want to thank the Miami Dolphins Foundation and KaBoom for making this dream a reality for our kids.

    Please join us Tuesday night at 6 pm as we celebrate the official grand opening of our playground with fun, food and festivities!! Can’t wait to see you there!

  • KaBoom! It’s April! (4/2/2018) by Julia Hagen

    And just like that, it’s already April! Our Sea Stars have been working hard in the classroom learning about Spring, fables, identifying one half of a region and all sorts of other concepts I’m sure they’ve come home telling you about! This week our students will be diving into concepts of addition, subtraction and retelling a story. We are so proud of our students and how hard they have been working and we hope you are too!

    This is a very big week for us because at the end of this week, we will have OUR NEW PLAYGROUND! Our KaBoom! build day is this Saturday from 9-3. Please come out and be a part of this extra special day for us. If you are interested in helping out, please register using the playground tab on our website today!

    It’s going to be a GREAT week!

  • “Spring” into another Great Week! (3/26/2018) by Julia Hagen

    Important Dates

    • March 26th- Open Enrollment Begins
    • March 30th- ½ day – Student dismissal at 11:30- No aftercare
    • April 7th- KaBoom! Playground Build Day 8am-4pm

    This Week

    This week in Social Studies, students will continue to study Spring and the changes that this season brings.   In Math, our Kindergarten students will continue to review important concepts learned, and will also be introduced to concepts of one half. Our first grade students will be working on concepts of one half of a collection or a given region. In ELA, we are working on fables and the main idea or morale of a given story.

     

    Field Lab

    This week our field lab will be on Wednesday. It will be a dry field lab. We will be doing Cross Fit with Ms. Rachel.

    Wish List

    • Prize box items
    • 2 pocket folders
    • Extra snack items

    Portfolios

    Throughout the year, we have been compiling work from your child to go in a portfolio for the end of the year. We are asking parents to donate 3 hole punch folders with prongs for these portfolios. Please send one in with your child this week.

    Readers

    Please continue to read nightly with your child with the readers that we send home. Then, please be sure to return these readers back to school. Thank you so much.

  • Welcome Back SeaStars! (3/20/2018) by Julia Hagen

    Spring Break

    We hope that all of our families enjoyed a restful and safe Spring Break. We are glad to be back and ready to watch your children continue to bloom this year!

    Field Lab

    This week our field lab will be on Wednesday. It will be a wet field lab to go snorkeling at John Pennekamp State Park.

    This Week

    This week in Social Studies, students will begin a new unit on Spring.   In Math, our Kindergarten students will continue to review important concepts learned as well as be introduced to the concept of graphing. Our first grade students will work on making and analyzing graphs.  In ELA, we are working on reviewing story elements.

    Readers

    Please continue to read nightly with your child with the readers that we send home. Then, please be sure to return these readers back to school. Thank you so much.

    Important Dates

    • March 19th- School resumes from Spring Break
    • March 21st- Board Meeting 5pm
    • March 26th- Open Enrollment Begins
    • March 30th- No School (Teacher Workday)
    • April 7th- KaBoom! Playground Build Day

    Wish List

    • Prize box items
    • 2 pocket folders
    • Extra snack items
  • Snorkeling into March (3/5/2018) by Julia Hagen

    Field Lab

    This week our field lab will be on Tuesday. It will be a wet field lab to Founder’s Park. Students will be practicing snorkeling skills. If your child has snorkeling gear at home, please have them bring it to school with them Tuesday morning.

    Important Dates

    • February 27th- Wet Field Lab to Founder’s Park 1pm
    • February 28th- PTO Board Meeting 5 pm
    • March 5th- PTO Meeting 8:30 am Cafe Moka
    • March 9th- Early Release Day

    This Week

    This week in Social Studies, students will be working with Ms. Penny on their Geography unit of North America. You might have noticed your child coming home this past week and singing the 50 states. Students will continue their progress in this area of study.  In Math, our Kindergarten students will be reviewing important  concepts learned while our first grade students will be working on identifying, analyzing and building 2D shapes.  In ELA, we are working on main idea and vocabulary.

    Wish List

    • Prize box items
    • 2 pocket folders
    • Extra snack items

    Readers

    Please continue to read at home with your child and return these readers to school each day. We are missing a good deal of these readers in our classroom. Nightly reading is a great way to promote reading fluency, comprehension, and a love of literacy.

    Thank you for all your continued support of our classroom! It’s going to be a GREAT week!

  • March 5-9: Spring Break Edition (3/5/2018) by Julia Hagen

    Important Dates

    • March 5th- PTO Meeting 8:30 am Cafe Moka
    • March 7th- Field Lab to Everglades Safari Park 10 am
    • March 9th- Early Release Day 11:30 am
    • March 12th-16th- Spring Break

    Spring Break

    Please note that this Friday, March 9th is an Early Release Day in preparation for Spring Break. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am. Spring Break will take place next week March 12th-March 16th. We wish all our families a safe and relaxing week. Students will return to school Monday, March 19th.

    This Week

    This week in Social Studies, students will continue their work  with Ms. Penny on their Geography unit of North America. Students are busy learning the names and locations of the 50 states and about the continent of North America.  In Math, our Kindergarten students will continue to review important concepts learned while our first grade students will be working on identifying, analyzing and building 3D shapes.  In ELA, we are working on vocabulary, parts of speech, and story elements.

    Field Lab

    This week our field lab will be Wednesday morning. We will be leaving school at 10 am and going to Everglades Safari Park. It will be a dry field lab. Please plan accordingly.

    Wish List

    • Prize box items
    • 2 pocket folders
    • Extra snack items

    Thanks so much for your continued support of our students! We look forward to another great week of learning!

     

  • A Big Presidential Thank You (2/20/2018) by Julia Hagen

    …Goes out to all of our terrific Sea Star students and families who donated to our canned pet food drive! Because of you, we collected 111 cans of pet food that we are donating to the Upper Keys Humane Society. 🙂

    Field Lab

    This week will be a dry field lab to Key Largo South for a PE extension. The students will be doing  yoga.

    Important Dates

    • February 19th- No School- President’s Day
    • February 28th- Board Meeting 5 pm at OSCS
    • March 5th- PTO Meeting 8:30 am Cafe Moka

    This Week

    This week in Social Studies, we will begin our unit on President’s Day. We will discuss the reason behind the holiday, as well as the important presidents in our nation’s history. In Math, our Kindergarten students will be reviewing important  concepts learned while our first grade students will be working on concepts of one half and telling time the half hour.  In ELA, we are working on matching key details to the main idea.

    Readers

    Please continue to read at home with your child and return these readers to school each day. We are missing a good deal of these readers in our classroom. Nightly reading is a great way to promote reading fluency, comprehension, and a love of literacy.

    Wish List

    • Prize box items
    • 2 pocket folders
    • Extra snack items

    IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEK! 🙂