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Upper Elementary 1&2 - 2013-2014
Welcome to the Upper Elementary 1 and 2 class page!

This is where will you find the latest happenings in UE. The page will be updated weekly with current events, a picture or two, and answers to frequently asked questions and BTSN questions.

Please visit our private page for photo albums and downloads.
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The Beauty of Harvest Fest
12/10/2013
Thanks again to everyone involved in Harvest Fest 2013! The beauty of Harvest Fest is that it is truly a student-produced event.  The teachers provide rehearsal time and give some feedback along the way, but it is the students themselves who choose the songs and acts, take precious time during recess and lunch to practice and plan, create the flyers and invitations, and add the finishing touches.  

In case you weren't able to attend the event (or would like to see it again), the video is now available to view on our private UE page.  If you would like a digital copy for yourself, you can email us and send in a 1GB flash drive.
 
Enjoy the show,
Seth (and the UE Team)

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The Great River: From Story to Study
11/18/2013
In Montessori elementary classrooms, teachers often tell stories and use impressionistic models or charts when introducing new concepts or ideas.  The goal is to "spark the imagination" of the child.  This is followed with more detailed studies that might include creating a diagram, memorizing names, or composing research paragraphs.  Read on to learn more about a lesson we recently gave in science class...The Story of the Great River.
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Day of the Living (and Dead) Historical Figures
11/5/2013
This past week, UE kids took part in the school-wide Mystery History event. Log on to our private page to see pictures of some of the students' costumes!
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UE Movers and Shakers
10/26/2013
UE students use movement to enhance their learning
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Creating Community in the Upper Elementary
10/18/2013
Since returning from Becket, the UE students have started work on a number of long-term community projects for which they are collectively responsible.  These include our annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, our first Pizza Wednesday, and preparing for our upcoming Harvest Fest.  Read on to learn more...
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