The Ashley Bryan School

The Ashley Bryan School
Serving Children in Grades K-8 from the Cranberry Isles

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Guest Artisit: Susan Webster!

"Be prepared for a mixed-up day!" was the message of morning meeting.  Our usual schedule was flipped all around for our very special guest, Susan Webster!  She came to our school to teach us how to make prints using gelatin blocks.  Susan is our very first guest artist brought to us by the RLL Fund.  We had a great time making beautiful prints.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Monhegan Loves Ashley, and So Do We!

Ashley came to visit again this week.  This time he brought with him a collection of books donated to our school by his friend Nikki Giovanni.  We invited the rest of the TLC to join us and together we enjoyed listening to Ashley perform some of Nikki's poems.  Click here to visit Monhegan's blog and read more about the event.   

Guest Artist--Barb Fernald!

For two weeks we have been so lucky to have Barb Fernald join our art classes to help us make jewelry.  Here are her blog posts about her visit:

Visit One
Visit Two

Sure was fun!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Older MIddle Math Update

These super smarty pants continue to master new math skills! 

The older students have been working on solving problems involving linear and non-linear relationships by creating tables, graphs and equations to represent the problems. 

In the middles group, students are working on three different sets of skills.  Some students are learning about the coordinate plane and are beginning to make tables and graphs to show rate of change problems.  Some students are learning about order of operations and learning to simplify expressions using order of operations.  Still other students are learning all about polygons and angles.  Those students are learning to use protractors to measure and make angles. 

Last but not least, this group of middles is working on memorizing their multiplication facts!  They are so close.  So far they know all of the x1, x2, x3, x5, x10, and x11.  This week they began learning their x4 facts by looking at patterns on the number line, by learning a fours skip counting song, and playing a math game called Math Dash.