Classroom Highlights from August

The Westside Campus is busy with children excited to be back in the classroom.  Here are a few highlights from the past two weeks:

  1. The children explore color mixing the primary colors blue and yellow to make the secondary color green.
  2. Each child will have the opportunity to take home the “All About Me Bag” and present their meaningful items to their new friends. This is a time where we get to learn more about our classmates, practice the art of speaking to a group and learn the importance of asking questions.
  3. One of the major focuses at the beginning of the year is handwriting.  The children use various types of tools to practice fine-tuning their skills.
  4. In our classrooms we sing skip-counting songs, rote counting songs and use Montessori Materials to help reinforce this concept.

Back-To-School Night in Back Classroom

Children from the Back Classroom were eager to share lessons they are learning with their parents at Back-To-School Night on Thursday, April 18. Thank you to all of the visiting families who made this event a success! Take a look at some of the busy workers.

Serenaded by Strings

Violinist with students

Our Very Own Violin Concert!

Westside students in Ms. Leah and Ms. Meghan's class were treated to a special musical demonstration on Monday afternoon. A fellow classmate performed on the violin and wowed his audience with such songs as the “Kangaroo Song” and “Lightly Row”, a folk song.

He demonstrated how the violin is played with a bow and taught the community about its various parts. It was interesting to learn about the construction of this beautiful instrument and exciting when his classmates learned how to pluck the violin's string. After an encore the children gave a standing ovation and practiced courteous “Bravos”. It was a fun time for all!

Kindergarten Field Trip to Guardian Medical Transport

Students at Guardian Medical

 The kindergarten children went on a winding adventure while walking to Guardian Medical Transport.  At the station, we learned about the duties and daily lives of the paramedics and focused on 911 education.  Thanks to one of our paramedic parents we had an extra special tour in Guardian’s one of a kind Braun Super Chief Type I Ambulance.  The children learned about emergency response and how paramedics are helpful people that they should not fear.

Each child got on the gurney, which was lifted up and down, got to see the lights of the ambulance up close and learned about the safety clothing and gear each paramedic needs during an emergency response. After the tours in the vehicles were complete we learned about CPR and practiced this life saving skill on a manikin. 

To end this amazing field trip, Paramedic Alicia and Paramedic Dave showed us to their living quarters so we could see where they make their meals between calls and even let us walk through Guardian's dispatch command center where all the local 911 calls are received. Needless to say, many children ended this amazing adventure saying "When I grow up I want to be a paramedic so I can help people!"

 


 

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575 W. University Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-9502

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