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  • C and K rules!

    Kindergarten was learning about the letter k and the phoneme /k/! They have already learned that the letter c can also make the /k/ sound. The teachers were introducing that letters a, o, and u often come before c with the cat graphic and letters e and i often come before k with the kite graphic! The c and k rule is important when spelling words that begin with the /k/ sound!

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  • 4th grade energy!

    4th grade scientists tested out what they’ve been learning in class - How does the speed of an object affect how far it travels? Using a race car and ramp, students released the car from different heights and measured the distance they traveled. They identified patterns and made a conclusion. What they learned in class about potential and kinetic energy was proven!

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  • Sign of the Beaver

    3rd grade readers in Mrs. Salazar's class tried their hand at bartering goods to survive in the wilderness! Each team had to strategize together and discuss with other teams to make wise trading choices on their quest to secure food, clothing, and shelter. This hands-on experience built background knowledge to prepare them for our new extended text, "The Sign of the Beaver."

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  • Winner, Winner!

    Noah won Bonnie Plant’s 3rd Grade Cabbage contest for the state of Arkansas this past year! Check out her cabbage! Her teacher, Mrs. Salazar led this project, and Noah was selected as the winner and received a $1,000 scholarship!

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  • Read Aloud with Mrs. Lane

    Read Aloud is one very important part of our literacy block each day! This is a time used for leaning new vocabulary and background knowledge! Mrs. Lane’s class is reading, What Would You Do With Animal Teeth? They will use their new new knowledge of animal teeth to create an animal power suit! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud

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  • Highly Effective Schools Accreditation

    Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School announced today that it has earned Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School’s commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality. Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework. PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC at Work process call upon educators to: (1) focus on learning, (2) build a collaborative culture, and (3) create a results orientation. The complementary HRS framework serves as a long-term strategic planning tool that guides school improvement in five key areas: 1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture 2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom 3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum 4. Standards-Referenced Reporting 5. Competency-Based Education Cameron L. Rains, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Solution Tree and co-author of Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability SchoolsTM: Cultures of Continuous Learning, explained, “In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for students. We commend Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School for achieving this designation and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve.”

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  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

    5th grade students have spent the beginning of the week building background knowledge for their upcoming novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins. On the first day, students had to build a canoe or raft to gain understanding of what the main character will face throughout the story. The background knowledge continued to be built when the students read the true story of the Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island, who Island of the Blue Dolphins was based on. The students used the instruction strategy JigSaw to make inferences and identify the main idea and supporting details. They made collaborative posters with their home groups to teach the new information to their peers! It’s been a jam packed few days of learning!!!!!

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  • Theme Song

    Ms. Martinez and her class are exploring Theme! It has been a focus recently and today they put their skills to work! Students where given a theme and they had to write lyrics to describe it! Last they had to choose a song to perform their lyrics to! Tomorrow the other groups will try to guess the theme based on the performance! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud

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  • Phonics with Ms. Dather

    🔦Ms. Dather’s second graders are learning about the trigraph igh! They were using flashlights to find pictures around the room that used igh in the spelling! After finding each picture they had to dictate the spelling in their phonics notebook!

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  • Jigsaw with Mrs. Daniels

    During PROWL this week, we are using strategies that both educational researchers, Marzano and Hattie, agree on. Mrs. Daniels and her PROWL group are seen here working on the jigsaw method. The jigsaw method involves reading a passage and then dividing up the reading to create experts of each section of the passage. Then, they come back together and share out the information they have learned.

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  • Vocabulary and Root instruction

    Mrs. Isom and Mrs. Langley were working on vocabulary and root instruction! These two components are essential in teaching the science of reading! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud

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  • Pumpkin dissection!

    A note from Mrs. Berry: “We dissected a pumpkin today! We learned about all of the parts, discussed how it felt, tasted, and smelled, and even labeled our own pumpkin model! ”

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  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week is always the second week of October. We learned the history of the Great Chicago Fire, how firefighters thought about fire safety after the tragedy, a unique meeting place for their family if their house were to catch fire, and exits out of their rooms. Our standards are to identify people & resources that promote health & safety and we want to thank the Conway Fire Department for letting Eastside PE use the equipment for our students to do the kids' firefighter challenge. #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud

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  • Student Legend of the Week

    Today was a busy day! Mrs. Whitney was selected as our staff legend of the week! She works in the face and voice of the office! She keeps everything working like a well-oiled machine! Our student legend of the week is Kole Gagnard! Kole is new to Greenbrier and has been an excellent addition to our school! We started the morning with Gracie's joke and celebrated kids from the PRIDE board!

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  • Legendary Limo Rides!

    Eastside’s legendary limo rides!! Ms. Edwards and Mrs. Barnett ‘drove’ some exceptional kiddos to lunch in the Eastside limo! One kid from each grade was chosen by their teachers for working hard, having a positive attitude and leading in the grade level! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud

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  • Off to Paris

    OFF TO PARIS 5TH GRADE WENT!!!! Today students were HOOKED with croissants and cappuccino to build background knowledge for our new book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. During the day students also went on a virtual tour of Paris and learned about the film maker, George Melies. They are now ready to begin reading our next extended text!! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud

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  • Problem Solving Math Instruction

    Ms. Fletcher and her students had observers from Arch Ford! These teachers are learning how to teach cognitively guided instruction through math problem-solving strategies! Ms. Fletcher’s class enjoyed showing off their math skills!

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  • Legend of the Week

    Coach Wilcox has been chosen as our staff legend of the week! She creates engaging lessons and challenges that get everyone up and moving, students and staff! She is also the leader of the school's wellness team, where she facilitates physical and mental health challenges to keep staff at their best!

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  • Coffee Shop

    Mrs. Salazar's 3rd grade writers kicked off their first 5 paragraph essay of the year by visiting the coffee shop. Calm vibes and a cup of hot chocolate gave us the boost we needed as we outlined paragraphs and stretched sentences to add details!

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  •  Kindergarten Guru Night!

    KIndergarten Guru Night!

    We enjoyed having our kindergarten parents out last week for our second annual Guardian Guru night! Parents walked away with parenting tips from Dr Benish and the elementary principals. They also won a board game to play with their family. We appreciate Mojos and First Service Bank for providing the dinner! We enjoyed having the high school volunteers that provided child care!

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