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Cooler than Caterpillars

Watching live caterpillars transform into butterflies is a regular part of LGS student activities in the spring. The life cycle of a butterfly—including egg, larva, pupal, and adult stage—is an example of a complete metamorphosis, when one thing changes into something completely different.

Mrs. Hoffman’s students, however, have been learning about another example of a complete metamorphosis: that of the mealworm and how it is affected by its habitat.

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A Colorful, Fun Approach to Learning Grammar

Learning grammar can be dry and sometimes daunting.

Mrs. Bachman’s interactive Language Wall is helping to make learning grammar colorful and even fun!

Each week, Mrs. Bachman chooses a sentence from something the class is reading. She then writes the sentence on a white board which serves as the Language Wall. The kids like searching for the sentence or guessing where it is from!

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Sweet Start to Hispanic Heritage Month

To mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, an LGS mom baked biscochitos as a special treat for LGS staff members. Biscochitos are similar to shortbread or butter cookies but with their own unique flavor twist. The biscochito dough is made with a generous amount of crushed anise seeds as well as a hint of orange and cinnamon. They’re covered in cinnamon sugar and practically melt in your mouth.

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Encouraging a Relationship with the Library

“We’re going to the library!”

Ms. Wagner’s K-2 students’ wave good-bye as they walk two-by-two down the school hallway and out the front door to the Deer Park branch of the Cincinnati Public Library. Throughout the school year, students will visit the library on the second and fourth Friday of each month. They will enjoy stories, songs, or other activities; and receive assistance in identifying new books related to students’ interests.

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Olympics Fever

Linden Grove School’s Summer Camp is celebrating the 2021 Summer Olympics!

Students learned about the history of the Olympics back to Ancient Greece and also the events of the 2021 Olympics including gymnastics, swimming, track and field, volleyball, basketball . . . even baseball!

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What’s Your Sign?

As part of this year’s space-themed Summer Camp week, 6-8 Team students learned about constellations, particularly the 12 constellations in the zodiac family. The highlight of the week was a trip to the Drake Planetarium where students and staff enjoyed a multi-media experience in the planetarium’s dome room.

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Creative Cooking

As part of this year’s Summer Camp FUN, students of all ages have created sweet and savory culinary creations with the help of Ms. Stevens. Recipes included:

Rice Krispies Treats with Fruity Pebbles – A favorite of Summer Camp Staff. (thanks, students for making extra!) Fruity Pebbles add color and flavor to traditional Rice Krispies treats. Also note, Fruity Pebbles are gluten free and you can use gluten free crispy rice cereal.

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