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Below are our weekly newsletters:

Chapter 1. Monthly Newsletter

  • Honey Bunches of Notes November

    We will soon begin our second theme unit, How My School Works. The verse of our theme song that corresponds to this next unit is as follows and can be sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:

     

    How my school works at Honey Creek

    We problem solve and act responsibly

    Being fair, taking care of our school, learning to follow rules

    When all of us at school cooperate

    The school system can work really great!

     

    This unit includes additional explanation and practice using S.O.S to solve problems and using our I-Statements to tell others how we feel. We’ll spend some time discussing the concepts of fairness and responsibility. Fair is defined for the children this way: fair is not everybody getting the same thing; fair is everybody getting what they need to be successful. Our exploration of responsibility and what that means includes discussion of some of our responsibilities at home and at school and why it’s important to demonstrate self-discipline and responsibility.

  • Honey Bunches of Notes October

    Early Elementary classrooms are off to a great start. This year, our theme is “How Things Work.”  We will use this theme to help our students develop an understanding of what systems are, how they work, and how one part of a system affects the rest of the system. We call this “teaching for understanding” and use the theme to develop our students’ broad understanding of concepts that they can then apply to all areas of their learning, rather than teaching them facts in isolation.

    We began the year learning about “How I Work.” Students are learning about themselves and each other, and sharing what is special about their families. In the beginning of the year we also spend a lot of time on community-building activities and learning how to get along and work out differences using “I Statements” and “S-O-S” (Story-Options-Solution) conflict resolution.

    In preparation for one of our later theme units, “How My Community Works,” we will be going on a field trip to Tantré Organic Farm on Thursday, October 12th. We are looking forward to an exciting year!

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