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What did you learn at Journey?

Saturday morning, several parents and all the teachers got together for Journey in Discovery.  What did we do?  What did we learn?  Look and see!

Saturday morning, several parents and all the teachers got together for “Journey in Discovery.” What did we do? What did we learn? Look and see!

 

 

Visiting over coffee as we got together in the Elementary building.

We talked over coffee and tea as we got together in the Elementary building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We visited Toddler Community, had lessons with Pamela. . .

We visited Toddler Community, had lessons with Pamela. . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. . .and worked with the materials just like the Toddlers do.

. . .and worked with the materials just like the Toddlers do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Language cards and objects were fascinating to us.

The Language cards and objects were fascinating to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, we went to the Primary and worked with all kinds of materials there.  We learned about Table Washing, the Trinomial Cube, Puzzle Maps, the Moveable Alphabet, the Constructive Triangles and really could have stayed there a little bit longer.  .  .

Several things in Elementary reminded us of things we did in the Primary rooms.  For example, the Tone Bars reminded us of the Bells.  Here we could play the song in several different keys using a Transposer Strip.

. . .Then we learned that several things in Elementary reminded us of things we did in the Primary rooms. For example, the Tone Bars reminded us of the Bells. Here we could play the same song in several different keys using a Transposer Strip.

 

 

 

 

 

We used the Grammar Symbols, like you have in the Primary, to see a pattern in a poem.  They even have more symbols there, too.

We used the Grammar Symbols, like you have in the Primary, to see a pattern in a poem. They even have more symbols there, too.

We got to use the Geometric Solids in a new way, to cast shadows and make charcoal drawings with shading.

We got to use the Geometric Solids in a new way, to cast shadows and make charcoal drawings with shading.

Different colored Bead Bars just like in Primary are used to work big examples of multiplication, with answers into the millions.

Different colored Bead Bars, just like in Primary, are used to work big examples of multiplication, with answers into the millions.

Just when you think there can be nothing as challenging as Puzzle Maps, you get the Pin Maps in Elementary.  You can label everything---countries, cities, rivers, oceans and even major features of the land, like deserts and mountains.  A good reference book is an absolute must.

Just when you think there can be nothing as challenging as Puzzle Maps, you get the Pin Maps in Elementary. You can label everything—countries, cities, rivers, oceans and even major features of the land, like deserts and mountains. A good reference book is an absolute must.

 

Following the Skip Counting with the Bead Chains? (They have those in Elementary, too.) you can work with multiples of different numbers at the name time on a pegboard and find Common Multiples. The Lowest or Least Common Multiple is the smallest one that all of the numbers have in common.

Following the Skip Counting with the Bead Chains? (They have those in Elementary, too.) You can work with multiples of different numbers at the same time on a pegboard and find Common Multiples. The Lowest or Least Common Multiple is the smallest one that all of the numbers have in common.

We gathered again and talked about what we had seen and done. We made a list.

We gathered again and talked about what we had seen and done. We made a list.

 

Some of the things people said made us smile.

Some of the things people said made us smile.

 

Some made us think pretty hard.

Some made us think pretty hard.

 

Everyone talked about how much fun it was to try the same work that their sons and daughters do every day.

Parents talked about how much fun it is to try the same work that their sons and daughters do every day.

 

We talked about things we really liked, such as learning to write stories first, then read them.

We talked about things we really liked, for example, learning to write stories first, even before learning to read.

 

We shared some laughs, too.  We almost wished we could go to school all over again.  It was a good day.

We shared some laughs, too. We almost wished we could go to school all over again. It was a good day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There could be an exclamation point at the end of each of those captions, it was so exciting, but that would be too many exclamation points!!!

 

 

Thanks to all of the faculty who made Journey such a rich experience.

 

 

And thanks to you for reading our blog!

 

 

 

 

 

2017-11-14T22:22:41+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education|