Fw: Cotto] Week of 1/21 through 1/24

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Hello Satori Families,

This week in Music: before devoting our attention to the classical era, we are really honing in on using what we have been learning all year to sing and perform at a higher degree of skill. PreK and Middle school are performing “the gift of love” in honor of MLK, as well as other rhythm reading and MLK songs. Upper and Jr Schools are working on using recorder and classroom instruments to perform “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and “One Nation” and “Kazoo Concerto” in choir


This Week in Theatre: We are auditioning for roles in Lightning Larry!

Looking forward to a great week!

Sincerely,

Laura Cotto


Week of 1/21-1/24

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In Language Arts this week , we will be learning about persuasive writing.
2nd Grade Spelling words this week will focus on the -th ending pattern. Our spelling words are bath, math, moth, sloth, breath, mouth, path, cloth, tooth, and death. 3rd Grade will be practicing words with double letters. They will have the spelling words hall, hugged, correct, pulled, funny, happy, puppy, better, common, collect, bottles, smell, different, tallest, and lesson.
2nd Grade Math will be learning how to solve number stories about temperature changes. 3rd Grade will begin working on multiplication.
 
In Science, we will be learning about what the sun is like.
 
In Social Studies, we will learn about how the USA is a nation of immigrants and consider how our culture is shaped by the many groups to have come here.
The first homework assignment this week will be for Social Studies; Regular spelling homework will be due Thursday and Friday (no word studies this week).
 

Cotto] Week of 1/13 through 1/17

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Hello Satori Families,
This week in Music: All grades are wrapping up their  study of the Baroque Era. Last week, we learned history, culture, big concepts, and big characteristics. We learned vocabulary words, but we did not have time to “experience” the music of the era. We will have activities that revolve around experiencing the music and the setting in which it would have been heard. Listening/discussion activities such as SQUILT, performance (singing and playing music that is from or in the style of the Baroque Era.)  All grades are playing classroom instruments and singing songs to celebrate MLK. Upper and Jr School are advancing in their recorder skills, and preparing for Federation Festival.

This Week in Theatre: We are reading and discussing the scripts for our Spring plays: The Hundred Dresses and Lightning Larry!
Looking forward to a great week!
Sincerely,
Laura Cotto

Lower School

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Here it is. We are in November already. I can’t believe it. Here’s what is going on in our class this week. 
Our letter of the week is Ff for Fox. 
In math, the Kindergarten will be learning about symmetry and shape designs. In 1st grade, we will be working with frames and arrows, reviewing time to the half hour and learning about the dime. 
In language, kindergarten will be practicing phonics skills. 1st grade will be reading and practicing grammar skills. 
1st grade’s spelling words are ring, sing, king, wing, bring, fog, log, hog, frog and that. Bonus words are harvest and food. Have a great week!
 

Pre-K, Week of November 4-8, Nursery Rhymes

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This week in Pre-k, we are learning about words that rhyme. We are also learning about the letter Jj, color brown, number 9, and shape square. Most of us can count to twenty! Most of us can spell our names! We are still working on 2-3 step directions and our listening skills. Projects this week might include coloring sheet for letter J, the number 9, a new nursery rhyme for each day, how many words I can say that start with the letter Jj, and a cutting sheet. The children’s cutting abilities are improving by leaps and bounds. Remember to sign up for your covered dish for the Thanksgiving Feast. As always, thanks for your support and the work you do with your child! Kim Gripp

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Lower School

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Hello parents. I hope you had a good weekend. This week are letter of the week is Hh. The topic is haunted houses but we will be also be looking at homes in other parts of the world. 
1st grade spelling words are fin, win, spin, chin, grin, mug, rug, hug, slug, when. Bonus words are house and ghost. 
In science this week, we will play with monster goop and test gravity at different angles.
Don’t forget our Halloween party on Thursday. We will change into our costumes before we visit the firehouse or city hall. Probably start around 2:00. If I have more time info, I’ll let you know. 
Happy Halloween y’all. 

Lower School

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We are getting ready for Halloween. Two of the Junior School students wanted to surprise the kids by decorating the room so I gave them all my supplies. I think they did a wonderful job and the kids love it.
The spelling words for this week are got, not, trot, spot, shot, ham, yam, am, clam, team. This week we will start having bonus words which are trick and treat. These words can only add points to the final total, not take away.
Our letter of the week is Gg for ghost. We’ll come back to Ff. Don’t worry. All ghosts and other creatures will be friendly.
This is going to be a fun week getting ready for Halloween. Check your email for what we need for the party and maybe anything else.
You all are the best!

Lower School

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Hello parents!  We made it through a week of testing in one piece. I gave the test to the Kindergarten this year. They seemed to take it very seriously. Way to go, Kinders!
This week we will be back to our regular schedule. Letter of the week is Ee as we did not have one last week because of testing.
Spelling words for the 1st grade are bit, hit, sit, fit, hut, rut, gut, nut, shut, the.
As a reminder, we are going to the pumpkin patch on Tuesday, the 15th. We need to be there at 10:00 so if you want to meet us there be there at 10.  Send $1 with your child to buy a small pumpkin. This field trip is always a lot of fun so come if you can. Thanks!

[ Music ] Week of 9/3 through 9/6

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Hello Satori Families,
This week in Music:

PreK-1st Grade: We are learning about the five voices, and the appropriate use of each 2nd-3rd Grade: In addition to the five voices, we are learning to distinguish the timbre of adult and child voices 4th-5th Grade: In addition to the five voices and adult/child timbres, we are learning about soprano, alto, tenor, and bass ranges in the choir 6th-7th Grade: In addition to the five voices, adult vs child voices, and the choir ranges (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) we are learning to distinguish homophonic vs polyphonic music
This Week in Theatre:

We will learn general terms related to theatre and the stage, as well as safe use of the voice and body during performance and rehearsal.
Looking forward to a great week!
Sincerely,
Laura Cotto