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What was it like, the First Week of School?

What's New? What was it like your First Week Back to School? For some of us, everything was new. For those of us in Elementary, there were new friends, new work, and more. Look and see.

What’s New? What was it like your First Week Back to School? For some of us, everything was new. For those of us in Elementary, some things were like old friends we couldn’t wait to see.  Some things were new. Follow this blog for a glimpse into our week.

For some of us, signing in was new.

For some of us, signing in was new.

For some, Dismissal Hill was new.

For some, Dismissal Hill was new.

Our Patricia DeCorsey, is new to all of us. Here she is, meeting Egon's dad at Dismissal on Day 1.

Our teacher, Patricia DeCorsey, is new to all of us. Here she is, meeting Egon’s dad at Dismissal on Day 1.

She presented the First Great Lesson, "The God Without Hands," the story of the beginning of the universe, right away. We loved the part about the volcanoes.

Patricia presented the First Great Lesson, “The God Without Hands,” the story of the beginning of the universe, right away. We loved the part about the volcanoes, even those of us who’ve seen it every year for a few years now.

Some of us got to work with the volcano model right away.

Some of us got to work with the volcano model right away.

Here's the secret to the volcano eruption, a flask for the chemical reaction.

Here’s the secret to the volcano eruption, a flask for the chemical reaction.

She and the newer children to the class set up an experiment to show "The Needs of a Plant" and put the dishes with cotton and seeds in different places around the room. One was even placed in a closed cupboard in the bathroom.

Patricia and the newer children to the class set up an experiment to show “The Needs of a Plant” and put the dishes with cotton and seeds in different places around the room. One was even placed in a closed cupboard in the bathroom.

Patricia knows a lot of songs we like---and some new ones, too.

Patricia knows a lot of songs we like—and some new ones, too.

Patricia knows a lot of songs we like---and some new ones, too. We had fun clapping and singing and playing games before lunch.

We had fun clapping and singing and playing games before lunch.

Writing in our work journals every day was new for some of us. It is not difficult, though, because we can help each other with things like telling time and recording the date.

Writing in our work journals every day was new for some of us. It is not difficult, though, because we can help each other with things like telling time and recording the date.

There were new flags up in the parking lot. We could see these on the way to recess.

There were new flags up in the parking lot. We could see these on the way to recess.

We also saw Sue talking to one of the new parents with her Toddler Community child. She's new as a parent, though not new to the school. We heard that this parent went to school at Northwoods when she was our age!

We also saw Sue talking to one of the new parents with her Toddler Community child.

Although thunderstorms were predicted every day, we got to go to the park every single day.

Although thunderstorms were predicted all week, we got to go to the park every single day.

At the park, some of us played soccer, and some played on the equipment, or made up our own games among the trees.

At the park, some of us played soccer, and some played on the equipment, or made up our own games among the trees.

Some of us made fossils.

Some of us made fossils.

it's simple.

it’s simple.

They look very real with the addition of some sand.

They look very real with the addition of some sand.

Some made perfume from flowers.

Some made perfume from flowers.

We reacquainted ourselves with the microscope.

We reacquainted ourselves with the microscope.

We got back to practicing our keyboarding. . .

We got back to practicing our keyboarding. . .

. . .playing The Tone Bars. . .

. . .playing The Tone Bars. . .

. . .caring for the classroom plants. . .

. . .caring for the classroom plants. . .

. . .and playing dodgeball in the Fellowship Hall.

. . .and playing dodgeball in the Fellowship Hall.

We loved working with some of our old favorites, like paper maps. . .

We loved working with some of our old favorites, like paper maps. . .

. . .and Long Division with Racks and Tubes,

. . .and Long Division with Racks and Tubes,

things like drawing and painting. . .

things like drawing and painting. . .

. . .and listening to stories after playing outside.

. . .and listening to stories after playing outside.

There is entirely too much to tell.

Maybe you can find someone who goes to school here and ask for more.

There will be more in the Friday Flyer, too.  Look there next week for more about the perfume-making and the obstacle course being planned for the Fall Carnival.

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2017-11-14T22:22:40+00:00By |Elementary|