Student POLs, Presentations of Learning, will take place next week. Please be on time and plan on staying for the full hour. Students need to dressed in Exhibition Style Attire; therefore, you will want to bring school clothes to change afterwards...don't forget their closed-toe shoes. Take time this weekend to choose what you will wear for your presentation to make sure you have everything you need. Boys need to wear a tie and tuck in their shirts. No tennis shoes or sandals, please.
Please note: Students will have regular school days next week for Core 3. If your student is presenting on Monday or Tuesday in the afternoon, they will be presenting to the parents and the entire class for their POL since it is at the end of our school day.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE this weekend! I prefer that you don't use note cards; however, if you need to use them, follow these suggestions: If using note cards, try not to read directly from them. Use them as a guide to remind you of what to say to keep your presentation moving. To avoid showing that you are using note cards, keep them hidden behind one of your artifacts. Also to avoid turning pages, make a one-page word outline using a few words to remind you what to explain next instead of complete sentences. That way, you can just glance at the word and get back on track. Use the kitchen timer set for 10-12 minutes (max) and practice answering questions about your presentation. Project your voice and be confident of your growth!
I am excited to hear how each student has made growth this year! I look forward to seeing you all next week!
- Poetry Slam: Wed, May 25 from 12-6 @ Del Amo Barnes & Nobles (Core 3 will present from 1:30-2:30)
- Parent Report Card Reflections: 100% Parent Participation, please! Due Friday, May 27 by email. (250 word max) I have one report card reflection so far!!!! If you get it done by May 27th, then you can have a relaxing long weekend!!
- NO SCHOOL: Monday, May 30- Memorial Day
Testing: We have completed the MAPS test for ELA and MATH this week. If your student did not finish the test, I will provide time during class to complete next week. Scores will be posted on your report card and I will send home the results soon.
Maker space: Students worked in teams to build a pre-constructed circuit without a schematic drawing using an enlarged breadboard, motors with black/red wires, switch, sound, battery compartment, and springs. Students had to discover how to put the wires into the springs, noting like colored wires tend to be placed together. This was a great problem-solving, collaborative task.
Students also used magnet kits purchased through Donor's Choose and Chevron to self discover how magnets work. Students were able to explain and learn vocabulary words like repel and attract. They were able to explain their discoveries about magnets, metal objects, and the force provided from the magnet. Students experimented with different materials magnets could attract through.
POL Practice: Students had two days of practicing their POLs and receiving feedback from students and teachers. We discussed what makes a great presentation and areas of growth for students to improve before their presentation day.
I am very impressed and excited about the depth of learning happening during homeschooling! Each presentation was unique, thoughtful, and interesting. I enjoyed listening to students share their challenges and goals because it showed how reflective they can be about their own learning and knowing what works for them helps them advocate their needs.
I am so honored to have been a part of your family's educational journey. It has been an amazing year! I have learned a lot about you, your student, and the needs of each class. Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and appreciation this year! I look forward to spending time with you celebrating our successes this year during the END of the Year Celebration on JUNE 1 at South Park! Look for a signupgenius link in your email.
Just 2 Full weeks and 2 days left of school!