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Wondering About Weather

Wondering About Weather
Kindergartners at Cherry Lane began a science unit about weather by asking “I wonder” questions. During the hands-on exploration, students tested their theories and recorded their data. One of the experiments they conducted was a cloud in a jar, which demonstrated how rain accumulates in the clouds before it begins to fall.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety
Students at Cherry Lane were visited by local firefighters and learned about fire prevention and safety. They became acquainted with the tools firefighters use, the gear they wear and what to do in case of a fire. Students also had the opportunity to practice escaping from a simulated house fire. 

Mastering Literacy

 Mastering Literacy photo
Students at Cherry Lane are participating in the Daily 5, a new literacy initiative designed to promote responsibility and students’ ownership over their learning.

As part of the program, students have been collecting data on how long they are able to sustain reading independently, in addition to learning how to read with a partner and have a conversation about their reading. The initiative is also comprised of activities including “Work on Writing” and “Listen to Reading.”

Walking to Learn

Walking to Learn
As part of their social studies lessons about communities, second-graders at Cherry Lane took a neighborhood walk to gather evidence to answer the question, “What makes our community a suburban community?” They also conducted research and learned about the differences among rural, suburban and urban communities. Their data was then displayed and shared with younger students at Cherry Lane.

Math Lab

Math Lab
The Math Lab at Cherry Lane is teaching students to think quantitatively and abstractly as they develop an inquiry relationship with math. The program is based on the power of mindsets, and students work together to complete math-related tasks that are often representative of real-world issues and applications. Students are also learning that anyone is able to do well in math, and that positive and productive struggles while engaged in mathematics are where they will ultimately grow as mathematical thinkers.
History of the Frog