Last week, as part of a culminating project for the eighth graders involving research, writing, art and public speaking,...
In the Classroom
CDS Students Share the Love on Valentine’s Day
Poetry Slam, Cake Walk, Special Time with Mom
Fourth Grade Hosts Poetry Slam
Playing with words. All month fourth graders have been playing with words — moving them on a magnetic poetry wall, writing them in shapes of animals or objects and creating their own poetry. While reading “Hate That Cat” by Sharon Creech, they learned how to use alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia.
Their lessons culminated in the annual Poetry Slam, which was held in the Commons on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Each student recited an original poem.
Anger by Perry Watson (personification)
Anger stands, sits, and yells anger is quiet and mean
Love is not like anger
Anger whispers mean things
It wants to hide
Kindergarteners Welcome Moms
Moms were invited to the Kindergarten classroom to share a special snack and one-on-one time. Students had created a “Wall of Moms” where the children drew their mom’s portrait and said why they loved their moms.
They presented their Moms with a special song, “Skidamarink.” Watch them dance as they sing.
Valentine’s Day Tea
Grades 1-3 celebrated the day with a Valentine’s Day Tea. They rotated through centers where they had a cake walk, made arts and crafts and played bingo.