- Book Club #3 with Michelle
Thurs 10/27 and Friday 10/28, 9:15-10:15 am in the Collab Lab
- FAN Spirit Day/Pizza Lunch FUNdraisers!
FAN is offering the opportunity to prepay for pizza lunch for the entire year at a discounted price! Take advantage of this opportunity by submitting your form and payment to the front office by Monday, October 24th!
- Pizza/Spirit Day #1 WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME, BUT LEAVE THE WEAPONS and Scary Masks AT HOME!
Mon 10/31 and Tues 11/1
- P.E.C. #2: Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 9:15-2:15
- No School: Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day
- Exhibition: Mon, Nov. 14 & Tue, Nov. 15 from 5:00-6:30 pm (Look for a signup genius link soon)
- Give yourself time each day to practice mindfulness or some other form of relaxation that grounds you. This can be done during homeschooling time as well! We use Inner Explorer at school (they have a home edition at the bottom of their site) and some free mindfulness clips can also be found here.
Writing: Students continued their research for their Music Passion Project. Students are either working in a group, with a partner, or independently. Using timeline graphic organizer, students organized their notes by numerical order on the timeline. Also, students are practicing citing their sources and saving websites on the bookmarks bar. Teams have learned to "Divide and Conquer." They have assigned jobs within their team so that everyone has a specific task to complete instead of everyone watching one person do the work. The different jobs are: Creating the timeline; Writing a Description including an image with parts labeled/defined and explanation why their topic is important; showing the migration of that topic through maps of the countries it had the most influence.
Many thanks to all the families who helped their student add more information during your home school time this past week! With your support at home, students were able to begin typing up what they've learned about their music passion. If your student didn't finish researching, please make time on Monday for them to research and take notes on their Music Passion Project.
I added some resources about WJ 2 Informational Writing under Parent Resources: Writing. Go check it out! What will your student be researching during this work journal 2 period?
Reading: We began reading a story from Reading A-Z, The Story of Immigrants. We discussed the waves of immigration and why people wanted to migrate to the United States. Students took turns reading aloud while deciding which facts were most important in each paragraph to highlight. The goal is NOT to highlight the entire paragraph.
Math with Megan: Students took a post assessment of Place Value. Students discussed what is multiplication and practiced showing ways to represent multiplicaton: arrays, area models, repeated addition, drawings, use of manipulatives.
Project with Megan: The students have been exploring classical music by using the website ‘Classics for Kids’ www.classicsforkids.com/. Students have gone on scavenger hunts on the website to identify different components of classical music: periods, composers, vocabulary, instruments, and components of an orchestra. Students will present their findings and create flip books to show their learning. We also have been listening to Peter and the Wolf to help us identify instruments and styles of classical music. In the story, each character is played by a particular character and musical theme.
Project with Darlene: Megan's class listened to these famous Blues artists: W.C. Handy's 1912 "Memphis Blues," Trombone Shorty, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, and B.B.King Students drew in their blues book how the music made them feel or think of while listening. Then we took notes and read I See the Rhythm and Trombone Shorty. Students took notes about the history of the Blues. Students summarized what they learned about Jazz and Blues. We will begin learning about Rock-n-Roll music next week on this website: pbskids.org/chuck/index.html#/jazz
Art with Mr. Mason: Kokopelli: Southwestern Native American Legend
-plays an instrument to change the seasons
-represents the spirit of music
-hunched back & wild hair
Draw and cut out on black paper
Art with Cordula: Students continued working on their house from the fable, The Country Mouse and The City Mouse. Students outlined their country house with sharpie and then colored the outside interpreting what a country house may look like. Then students cut out the house and traced it on another sheet and began drawing the inside, sectioning it off into different rooms. Students glued the house over the inside so it flips opened from the right.
Please continue to make time in your home schooling schedule for keyboarding practice. I'm noticing that many of the students need more practice with their keyboard skills. We are using this link in class: www.typingclub.com/typing-qwerty-en.html
I look forward to seeing you all at PEC 2 on Wed, Nov. 2! Don't forget to make arrangements to attend now!!