Continuing their study of Art Around the World, 2-4 team students are learning about musical instruments of South America, most notably zampoñas and rainsticks.
The earliest music of South America mimics sounds of nature including wind, rain, thunder, birds, insects, and more. Early instruments were made from materials found in nature — items like reeds, seeds, dried gourds, pebbles, and bamboo. Mrs. Hoffman’s students made their zampoñas and rainsticks using drinking straws, papertowel tubes, and other materials. Continue reading “The Art of Musical Instruments”
With spring in the air, Ms. Wagner’s K-2 science students are learning about the parts of a plant, their functions, and have even been talking about the parts they like to eat.
In their most recent class, students completed a worksheet identifying four plant parts: Continue reading “Parts of a Plant”
Mrs. Boone’s Social Skills students are filling buckets – and having their own buckets filled in return.
The class recently read “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. The book builds upon the idea that we all carry around an invisible bucket to ‘hold your good thoughts and good feelings about yourself.’ Continue reading “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?”
Learning about the American Revolution has never been more engaging than in Mrs. Naveh’s social studies classes.
In their study of this important part of American history, students will progress through multiple units, including:
- Causes of the War
- Famous Patriots
- A Soldier’s Life
- Spies and Traitors
- Birth of a Nation
For the individual units, each student will create a “pocket” containing an overview page, Fast Facts, and worksheets or activity pages ranging from a map of the thirteen colonies to a pop-up reflecting the famous painting of George Washington and his men in a row boat crossing the Delaware before the battle of Trenton. Continue reading “Pockets Full of American History”
In celebration of Music in our Schools Month, Linden Grove School would like to recognize Melodic Connections who provides music education to LGS students each week.
Regular music experiences can offer various benefits for students with autism and related learning needs: Continue reading “Celebrating Music”
Mr. Horell’s students recently enjoyed a Publishing Party to celebrate the completion of their own recipe collection. It was a fitting celebration of what the students learned about how to use writing to share information. Continue reading “Publishing Party”
The human body is even more impressive than the most complicated machines.
All of our bodies have the same basic parts, more or less. These parts combine into different systems, each with a different purpose; but all of the systems are interconnected. If one or more of the systems aren’t working properly, the body can’t run smoothly. Continue reading “All Systems Go!”
As part of their Art Around the World unit, 2-4 students learned about Rangoli art.
Rangoli is the art of drawing images and designs on the floor with colored sand, rice or flour. Continue reading “Rangoli Art”
This week staff, students and supporters celebrated their love for LGS.
New families and long-term friends shared what they loved most about LGS through displays in the school hallways, emails and social media posts. And everyone got into the spirit by wearing green and “I Love LGS” buttons and stickers.
For the “Top 10 Reasons to Love LGS” click here.
Continuing their study of Ancient Egypt, Ms. Ballard’s social studies students were given a challenge: construct the biggest pyramid you can using the provided blocks.
To confirm which student did indeed construct the biggest pyramid, the students were then challenged to calculate how many blocks were in each construction Continue reading “You be the Architect”