The Anneliese Journal

Aliso Campus

K1 Students Enjoy Fine Motor Activities & Number & Letter Recognition

Students in Ms. Rocio’s K1 class at our Aliso Campus focused on fine motor activities and number and letter recognition last week. Activities involving small objects – like sorting and organizing – help children in this grade level to hone their fine motor skills. Ms. Rocio’s class also worked on fun projects that encourage critical thinking. She says, “One of the students used the board to analyze how things work when they are linked together.” In Eiko Sensei’s K1 class at

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Anneliese Journal

K1 Students Celebrate Diwali at Willowbrook

Willowbrook students in Ms. Sam’s K1 class recently celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and a holiday celebrated in India. “Our class learned about Diwali from one of our students, Riya, and her mother, Nidhee,” Ms. Sam shares. “Diwali is an important way Riya and her family celebrate their Indian heritage. We enjoyed seeing photos of Riya and her family celebrating at home by cleaning their house, hanging up and turning on many lights, and even lighting sparklers! Riya

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Aliso Campus

K1 Aliso Students Have Fun Scarf Dancing

Students in Ms. Shanon’s K1 class at Aliso had fun scarf dancing in class recently. The creative activity blended color and sensory exploration for the children. Ms. Shanon shares, “I hung scarves in various vibrant colors from the ceiling and invited the children to come explore. As they enjoyed weaving in and out of the scarves, they began to put the fabric on their faces and discovered they could see the world in different colors and shades. I then put

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Handcrafts, Landforms Studies, Animal Observation & More: January Scenes from Willowbrook

Students at our Willowbrook Campus have jumped right back into the swing of their studies and other aspects of campus life following the winter break: including handcrafts, landforms studies, animal observation and more. The third graders worked on creating Native American ceremonial sticks in their handcrafts class with Ms. Elisabeth as part of their Native American culture studies this semester. Students in Ms. Joanna’s 2nd grade class presented 3D models to their parents to represent what they’ve learned in their

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3rd

French Language Classes Practice Vocabulary Through Baking

Intensive French Language classes joined together to celebrate “La Fête de La Baguette” with Chef Jake, who taught our students how to knead and shape a baguette. Culture is an important aspect of World Language classes, and opportunities to review vocabulary and learn the culture of the countries where a language is spoken makes the learning more meaningful. Next week they will celebrate “La Tour Eiffel,” the iconic tower that is the symbol of Paris. Madame Odile shares, “Chef Jake

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