Monday, September 25, 2017

Everything from Xylophones to Ants

The possibilities are endless at Ambrose!  During one part of the day, grade 5 students are engaged in xylophone playing identifying patterns while upstairs grade 2 students are so excited about their new ant colonies!  The opportunities are ongoing and the excitement is palpable.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Healthy Habits!

What a great way to start any day....A walk to school on one of our first brisk fall days on weekly Friday Walk-to-School Day.  This week's Golden Sneaker was hand delivered from Mrs. Pace's grade 5 classroom down to....Mrs. Polesky's grade one classroom.  Go, Mrs. Polesky's grade one!

As the last day of a busy week gets started, students are seen participating in quiet and calm yoga practices to create a calm, solid, positive, and healthy workspace, which is students' minds and bodies.  We are ready to go!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Making Learning Fun!

When visiting a grade 3 classroom during math class, students were talking to each other, solving math problems using elapsed time, and cheering each other on while "shooting baskets."  In order to make sure learning is fun, students were given an opportunity to solve problems in a collaborative way, using a team approach, and then use movement and sports skills/interests to shoot baskets collecting team points.  All the while, students were calculating, problem solving, and thinking while playing basketball.  Learning is fun!  It was nice to be an observer watching the students solve elapsed time math problems together and support their team through cheering and kind words.

In grade 4, students are reflecting on the past and preparing for the future using a growth mindset.  It was a pleasure learning how students plan to grow this year and what their goals are using that growth mindset.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mood Meter Journals

Students in grade 4 spend time reflecting on their mornings in order to set goals for their afternoon. Using their Mood Meter journals and the Mood Meter, students in Ms. Burton's grade 4 class stop, reflect, and plan for their afternoon based on their current feelings and emotions.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Building Stamina

Our first graders are practicing building their stamina when reading to themselves.  Look at the progress that is being made....last week was 5 minutes of reading to self and today it was 8 minutes! Now that is great return on investment!  As grade one students read to selves, they are also checking for understanding, a very important reading strategy!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kick Off!

It is official....our 5th graders kicked off their annual fundraising event.  With the active support of 5th grade families, our 5th graders will be collecting funds to support a local charity and fund their end-of-the-year activities. If your doorbell rings, it may a 5th grader....

First Walk to School Day!

Ambrose kicked off the first of many Friday Walk-to-School days!  The front of the building was a buzz his morning with students and families starting their day with a healthy and energizing walk. The first Golden Sneaker award goes to....

Mrs. Pace's 5th grade class!