Meet the Elementary Students


8:00 - 8:15 am – Arrival and Morning Preparation
After my Mom drops me off, I go to my classroom and put my backpack on the hook and pull out my folder. Mr. Shriner asks us the question of the day…. and today’s was “are you wearing blue?” So I answered - I am wearing blue!
8:15 – 8:45 am – Journal Writing
Today we write about what we did over the weekend and we have to use ‘super sentences.’ Instead of saying, “I see a cat” I say, “I see a big fat fluffy cat.” I also draw pictures and put the date in my journal.
8:45 - 9:45 am – Reading Groups
After Journal Writing, we separate into two groups….one with Mr. Shriner and one with Mrs. Gottsegen. I am in Mrs. Gottsegen’s group. Our group starts with rainbow writing and then we read a story and draw pictures and answer some questions. I like the part where we use the computer for reading and listening to stories.
9:45 - 10:00 am – Snack
When Mr. Shriner calls our table, it’s snack time! Some times we have animal crackers, and then sometimes we have apples and bananas. I like it when they have nachos.
10:00 - 10:30 am – Specials
During Specials, we learn about healthy choices. I use the iPad to take a picture of myself and also draw a watermelon and a bowl of pasta. This is one of my favorite classes since I get to play with the iPad.
10:30 - 10:50 am – Recess
Today I play soccer with Dylan, Bri, Byron, Paul, Shane, Carina, and Lea. It’s so much fun!
10:50 am - 11:50 pm – Math
I am in a small group with Mr. Shriner. We answer addition and subtraction problems using counters. I’m like the leader…I can answer a lot of fast facts in just 1 minute.
12:00 - 12:30 pm – Lunch
Lunch is good because I always have something to pick. I love eating sandwiches…but there is also pasta, pizza, peanut butter and jelly, and jello.
12:30 - 1:00 pm – Recess
After lunch I go to recess. I like climbing the rockwall and going down the slide. I also like the spin thing on the playground. My favorite thing to do is to hang upside down and make a funny face.
1:00 – 1:30 pm – Science
My favorite special is science because we get to do experiments…today, Mr. Cornett puts on gloves and holds the dry ice and makes bubbles. Pretty cool!
1:30 - 2:45 pm – Inquiry
For Inquiry, our topic is healthy choices…so today we are making a fruit salad. I cut apples, oranges, pears, and then add yogurt. Kindergarten is also hosting a health fair with an obstacle course, healthy smoothies, zumba, gymnastics, and yoga.
2:45-3:00 pm – Pack-Up
For pack-up, I pick up my folder and put it in my backpack…so I can get ready to go. Oh yeah, I am really excited for Homecoming on Friday. I like getting my face painted, going on rides and bounce houses, eating ice cream, and cheering for the football players.
3:00 – Dismissal
For dismissal, I go to the library and check out books. My two books are The Man that Walked Between Towers and The Red Wolf.
3:30 pm – Woodworking
Ms. Woody shows us how to make boxes, sailboats, paddleboats, cars, and pumpkins. My favorite is the wood sculpture that I made…a chalkboard with an eraser!

Meet JoJo

8:00 - 8:30 am – Arrival and Safety Patrol
My parents drop me off at 7:30 am for morning care. At 8:00am, I work Safety Patrol…opening doors for kids, saying good morning, and also walking the JKers to class. After I am done I walk to Mr. Starkoski and Mrs. Feldman’s class.
8:30 - 8:40 am – Language Arts
For Language Arts, we work on vocabulary using frames that includes all the words for the week…words like Agony, Abolish, Rouse, and Catapult.
9:00 - 10:00 am – Math
I have Mrs. Risley for Math and our group has nine other kids. Today, we are working on fractions…adding and subtracting.
10:00 - 10:15 am – Snack
For snacks we have healthy eating options…like pretzels with hummus, chek-mix and grapes, and wheat thins with cheese sticks.
10:15 - 10:45 am – Current Events
This is the time to get a magazine…read an article and answer a couple of questions. I choose an article on the Ebola outbreak because that is popular in the news.
10:45 am - 11:30 pm – PE
I have PE every other day and today we are working on a wrestling competition for boys while the girls work on gymnastics. Lucky for me because I have wrestling enrichment with Coach Sheldon after school…he is a 2-time silver medalist in the Olympics!
11:30 - 12:15 pm – Reading
We are reading City of Ember…. it’s really cool…it’s about an underground city that is built for safety.  Our teacher assigns us a project and I choose to do an advertisement poster board about a scene in the book.
12:15 - 12:45 pm – Lunch
For lunch I like a variety of things…and I really love it when they do breakfast for lunch. But there are side dishes like chicken breast, mushrooms, green beans, and pasta. I like sitting with my friends – Jonathan, Ben, Connor, Ryan, Nigel, Will, and CJ.
12:45 – 1:45 pm – Recess
After lunch we have recess so its time for basketball with my friends. It’s awesome. Other kids are playing football, four-square, and on the tire swings.
1:45 - 2:30 pm – Specials
During science Mr. Cornett first shows us animals like the crayfish and beatle. Then we move on to study magnetism and electricity, which helps with our unit on inventions.
2:30-3:10 pm – Inquiry
The unit of inquiry is inventions so in class we work on an Instagram project. My group draws a picture of a rotary phone for Throwback Thursday! We also work on making an electric motorized car that we get to race. Our previous unit was on economics and it was lots of fun since we got to visit the Junior Achievement Biz Town in Coconut Creek.
3:15-3:30 pm – Dismissal
I put my planner and homework folder in my backpack so I can take it home.
3:30 pm - Enrichment
For enrichment I do both wrestling and water polo. Today I have water polo with Coach Kirk. It is really hard and a lot of work…pretty tiring…but always fun!

Meet Alexis

8:00 - 8:30 am – Arrival and Homeroom
I arrive early because I have an Honor Council meeting to discuss the upcoming Lower School Open House. I then go to Mr. Herr and Ms. Bossola’s class to start any morning work that needs to get done before class starts.
8:30 - 8:40 am – Language Arts
After homeroom, I have Language Arts where we go over reading, vocab, writing, and grammar. Ms Bossola assigns us an opinion essay….the topic is to discuss three inventions. I pick the television, light bulb, and telephone. I also prepare for an oral presentation featuring our weekly newspaper articles.
9:00 - 10:00 am – Math
I am in 6th grade math with Mr. Herr with a mix of other students in my grade. We are just finishing Chapter 3 on integers and absolute values. I thought the beginning was easy but it got harder towards the end. Chapter 4 is on ratios. Math is definitely my favorite subject!
10:00 - 10:15 am – Snack
During snacks I hang out and play computer games while some of my friends go outside for a bit. Today’s snacks are smart popcorn and pretzels. I notice that the snacks are getting healthier in school.
10:15 - 10:45 am – Inquiry
During inquiry, Mr. Herr gives us a presentation on Form and Function. We also watch a video and give our opinions…and then Mr. Herr does Form Assist Functions.
10:45 am - 11:30 pm – World Language
Today I have Spanish with Senora Ashley. We are working on a doctor and medical skit…like what hurts on the body. We also work on practicing vocabulary about the weather. Senora Ashley even has a cool tally system to win prizes if we do well in class. It is pretty fun…definitely one of my favorites.
11:30 - 12:15 pm – Reading
For class we are reading a novel – City of Ember. We each choose a part of the book for a project so I choose a 3-D mobile. I use cardboard and strips of paper to attach events and pictures that I hand drew.
12:15 - 12:45 pm – Lunch
Lunch is in the Weprin Center. It’s really good. There are fresh soups, like chicken noodle, and a sandwich bar, salads and lima beans. I sit with my friends…Fiona, Sophia, and Sophie.
12:45 – 1:45 pm – Performing Arts
This is my second year playing the viola…but I also play the piano. I have done that for six years. Ms. D has us prepare for the Family Strings Night that includes all the divisions. Outside of school, I also go to many piano competitions.
1:45 - 2:30 pm – Specials
I have Art with Mrs. Misselhorne. She asks us to draw a colorful blueprint of our invention so I draw a grey robot that multitasks with six rainbow-colored arms. It’s pretty fun.
2:30-3:10 pm – Inquiry
Our unit of inquiry is inventions…we build model cars made out of wood and Mr. Herr helps us figure out the circuit. We tested out the cars and then end up racing them!
3:15-3:30 pm – Dismissal
For dismissal it’s time to pack up and go to our lockers to get ready for pick up.
3:30 pm - Enrichment
In enrichment I am on the swim team called silver-one group. Today we do challenge sets to prepare for our meets and competitions. Coach Tiffany has us do 6 sets of 100 yards in the time of 2 minutes and 15 seconds. I like swimming because everyone is really nice!

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