Our weekly writing prompt was – If you had $100 and could only buy things that start with the first letter of your name, what would you buy? The children came up with many interesting responses. What would you buy?
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WMS Elementary Book Club: Screenwise
There are no shortage of books and articles advising us that our digital native children are becoming addicted, detached, or distracted by their digital devices, or, alternately, that this technology is offering children new opportunities for creativity and broader, positive, social engagement. Regardless of our own point of view about the use of technology, our children need our guidance to navigate it’s use.
Recipes from the San Gabriel Community at BMS – 10-29-18
Skylarr’s family brought us five gorgeous orange cauliflowers. We made roasted cauliflower soup that was out of this world. Here is the recipe that your child could definitely make for the family for dinner:
A Glimpse Into My Lesson Planning Book… Eucalyptus 10-9-18
Some of the lessons I presented were abstract long division, parts of a woody stem, other types of stems, gender nouns, the food chain, math facts, polygons, introduction to the leaf, types of lines, parts of a line, verb charades, singular and plural nouns, parts of a leaf, felting, multiples, rhythm sticks, and the crust, mantle, and core…
A Note on Screen Time… from our Lower Elementary Guide, but good for everyone!
We have been talking quite a bit lately at school about reading, writing and screens. Over the past 16 years of teaching and especially in the last five years, I have seen a significant change in the way that children are processing language in both reading and writing…
Recipes From the San Gabriel Community at BMS – 9-17-18
This week we were gifted with the most gorgeous, fresh tomatoes from Sophia’s family garden, so we made salsa. It was very well received and I was actually a bit surprised.
Oak Room Fort Ross News 9-13-18
Please complete the consent forms for Fort Ross and the permission slip for WMS, as well as submitting a check (or cash) for $70. Here are the significant dates and deadlines for the upcoming… Read More
Recipes From the San Gabriel Community at BMS, 9-10-18
We made beet dip. We talked a lot about beets being maligned due to their unattractive exterior. We noticed all the bad stuff about them. “They’re hairy.” “They smell like dirt.” “They look like fat carrots.”
Recipes From the San Gabriel Community at BMS, 9-3-18
Be assured that I have no need for every child to be able to cook, although that is the main place to start for a healthy adult lifestyle, but all the skills brought about by cooking are related and support more academic work such as holding a pencil (the strength to squeeze a lemon), prioritizing, time management, safety with sharp tools etc.
Recipes From the San Gabriel Community at BMS, 8-26-18
I’ve planned a different healthy dip to make each day. All will be encouraged to try the dip and to share their impressions. I’ll share the recipes as we taste them.