Monthly Archives: December 2017

Polar Express Day

We started the morning with crafts! Presents are fun too!Sing-a-long time! Polar Express Movie!  The crew got comfortable! We paused for a breakfast break!  We ate pancakes and bacon! The crew mentioned that unlike the pilgrims we used utensils to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gingerbread City

The planning, building, designing is completed and it is time to show off our city!  It is beautiful! Here is how it all started- our planning pages! Ta-da!We had to have a bakery for our Gingerbread Friends! The Library Theme … Continue reading

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Birthday Pirates

We got to celebrate birthdays with these cute pirates this month!

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Gingerbread City Planning Phase

I gave the crew a challenge- Build a community in which they could live with gingerbread friends from the books we have been reading.  This took a lot of thinking because they had to consider the needs and wants for … Continue reading

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Learning the Socratic way

I love when the crew digs into a good book!  This time we dug into two texts- The Gingerbread Boy & the Gingerbread Girl.  We have been working on asking and answering questions about texts in small groups!  It is … Continue reading

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Kindness Matters

Our elf has been giving us daily kindness challenges, but we had a special visitor spend time with us to talk with us about kindness as well!  Mrs. Hallett, our guidance counselor, came by to encourage us to use our … Continue reading

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Light the Night!

Tonight was such an awesome time to enjoy time together as a Cardinal family!  We were about to raise money for S.A.Y.S.- The St. Augustine Youth Services!  The crew as well as they entire school have been collecting coins to … Continue reading

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World Changers in action!!

Look at our Change the World Board!  Last week students took turns writing about different things we have done so far this year to make a difference in the world and then sharing it.  You can also see our Elf, … Continue reading

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Peek into our Math this Week!

We did another 3 Act Math challenge this week!  The crew had to figure out how many cookies the “Cookie Monster” stole from the bag of cookies.  As always it was BRAIN stretching, but it was a great opportunity for … Continue reading

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The Interrupting Chicken

We had two special guests come to read a book to the crew!  They were from Mrs. Russell’s 4th grade class.  They read the book the Interrupting Chicken to the crew.  They read the book beautifully then led a discussion … Continue reading

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