All summer school students gathered in the dining room for our first curriculum assembly this past Wednesday. Students in the Sewing and Knitting Magic shared their beginning projects -- a hand-woven neck scarf and neck lei made on a knitting "knobby." Older students are learning how to knit and have already mastered the challenge of "purling," which creates a knitting pattern. One of the Reading and Writing Workshop classes of entering first and second graders read their collaborated story using the technique of a recurring line, which is one way of organizing a piece of writing. Students are learning to improve their writing by considering several aspects that contribute to the quality of writing -- ideas, organization or design, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and writing conventions. Students in a Math Adventures class displayed their work on math "sentences" (e.g., 14 + ____ = 8) and number combinations of a quantity (e.g., 14+4 = 18; 12+6=18; 10+8=18, etc.). Children can manipulate Cuisenaire rods to visually represent how they are solving a math problem, such as number combinations. The next assembly is June 25 at 9:00am and at 2:00pm for the Afternoon Camp students. Parents are welcome to attend. Please check the teachers' weekly blogs for detailed information on this week's highlights. We are enjoying your children!