The outdoor ceremony for Linden Grove School’s Class of 2020 was
full of hoots and hollers for this year’s graduates! To keep everyone safe amid
the continuing threat of the corona virus, this year’s ceremony was outside
allowing for more fun and noise!
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Card games are a great way for students of all ages to practice math skills. Mrs. VanBergen recently shared rules for some basic card games – games that can easily be modified depending on the age and ability of the players.
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6-8 Team students recently participated in a live class via video conferencing on the science of paper airplanes. Students were encouraged to explore various airplane designs – including one using drinking straws and paper hoops – and explore how the flight of their planes changed based on design, size, thrust, and more.
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Reading not only helps students increase their vocabulary and their language skills but also helps students improve their concentration and memory, encourages empathy and creativity, and brings students together through a shared experience.
Mrs. Bachman is taking an advantage of the stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19, and free resources from J. K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners, to guide her 4-6 Team students through a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in J. K. Rowling’s popular series of novels.
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While staff and students “Stay at Home” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs. Hoffman’s 2-4 Team art students continue their exploration of world cultures. Their current geographic area of focus? Asia!
With each country they visit—from India to Japan to Russia—Mrs. Hoffman shares a world map highlighting the country as well as some basic information of the country’s culture and traditions. Also provided are links to short videos from National Geographic Kids depicting student explorers as they experience local attractions and activities ranging from a Holi festival in India to the performance of The Nutcracker ballet in Russia.
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If you’ve ever walked to the far end of the 2nd floor hall in Linden Grove School, you’ve seen on the hallway floor a path created by nature themed-decals in the shape of lily pads, tree stumps, rocks and more. Signs and images inspire students (and others) to “touch your toes,” “spin,” hop over ponds, and more.
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Inspired by one of his favorite authors, Tomie dePaola, Mr. Horell recently encouraged his 2-4 Team students to “write with your senses.”
Mr. Horell asked students to think about their favorite food, and then list five sensory words to describe it. The next step: using the five sensory word, write a short poem about that food.
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A sense of community helps all individuals thrive.
Community is not just about identifying with a group of people, it’s a feeling — it’s feeling connected to others, feeling accepted for who you are, and feeling supported.
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Ms. Foster’s 2-4 Team math students have been learning how to subtract using Touch Math and “I Do, We Do, You Do” — an evidence-based teaching model.
In a typical math class, Ms. Foster begins by modeling the lesson for the day – in this case, subtracting by the number “6.” While the students watch and listen, Ms. Foster says the top number out loud and then, by touching the dots on the “6,” counts backwards to get the answer.
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Animals enrich the lives of kids and adults in a variety of ways. But while most people’s experiences are with dogs or cats, some Linden Grove School students are benefitting from regular, close interactions with visitors from the Cincinnati Zoo including Crystal the ball python and Marvin a blue-tongued skink (a type of lizard.)
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