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Block Building

Marie and I often wonder, “Where will the students take us this week?”  One (low-cost) way that our class travels around the world is through block building. Each Monday, a team of four students picks a structure and must work together to build it. By Friday, the team presents their structure to the rest of the class.  Over the last few weeks, students have built and let us visit a medieval castle, the Empire State Building, and Mount Vesuvius! We promote block building in our classroom for many reasons. First, it helps young students improve fine motor skills and internalize … READ MORE »

Diversity Book Drive Goes Online

Miquon parents are called to support children’s classrooms with a donation of a wonderful and needed book during the annual Diversity Book Drive, now through February 15. READ MORE »

Miquon Receives Recyclebank Green Schools Grant Award

The Miquon School is now receiving Recyclebank Green Schools grant funding. Through this program, Miquon is actively teaching students how small changes in behavior can have a big impact on energy and water conservation as stewards of the planet. READ MORE »

Dice Race and Kindergarten Math

Dice Race and Kindergarten Math Game playing is an engaging, stimulating, and essential component of our kindergarten mathematics curriculum.  Games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Engaging mathematical games can also encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning.  When children have the opportunity to play games repeatedly, mathematical ideas emerge as they notice new patterns, relationships, and strategies.  (NCTM)  Without a doubt, games are an important tool for learning … READ MORE »