- Grammy Museum Fieldtrip: Wed, Sep. 28th from 9:30-3:00 Remember to fill out the fieldtrip form and pay in the office by Fri, Sep. 23 Here is the link: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9aa22a6ff2-september/12200509
- Core 3 MAPS testing will begin Sep. 26th
- Pizza & Spirit Day:
- Student-Led Conferences (SLC): Tue, Oct. 4 & Thu, Oct. 6- These are Homeschool Days, but no Enrichment classes. Go to this link: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da8a72fa02-slcs3 to sign up. Reminder: Group Conference is a MUST and an individual conference is optional
- NO School/Homeschool: Fri, Oct. 7 (PD Day)
- Work Journal 1: Due- Tue, Oct. 11 by 4:15
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Math with Megan: This week students will be using grocery store ads for a mini project in Math. It would be great if you could have your student check the mail for grocery ads or pick them up at the store this weekend. Please send them to school next Monday/Tuesday.
Thanks for your support!
Megan Johnson| Core 3Teacher
DA VINCI Innovation academy
P: 310-725-5800 | http://mjohnsondavinci.weebly.com/
We began reading a picture book, The Color of Home by Mary Hoffman. This is a story about a boy from Somalia who migrates to America to escape the violence and fighting in his country. While I read, students write down how they are feeling throughout the story, what wonderings they have, and predictions they make. Students are asked to provide evidence in the story that led to their thinking. Some of the evidence isn't spoken, but it's shown in the background pictures. Students are practicing making inferences and drawing conclusions.
We have discussed what it means to be rich or poor in another country and how what we perceive to be poor may not look the same in other countries. Students are opening their lens to different perspectives.
Students worked in small groups to sort and match words or pictures with definitions. Each group discussed the meaning of the words and predicted what the story, Anca's Journey might entail.
This week, students will read the story, stopping to discuss comprehension questions and make predictions.
ART with Mr. Mason: Students used straw blown painting to add branches, balled up tissue paper for the cherry blossoms to complete the Cherry Blossoms project.
ART with Cordula: Referencing the fable, The Crow and the Pitcher, students sketched a crow using geometry shapes.
We began our Music Genre lessons, starting with Jazz! At the beginning of each Jazz lesson, students will listen to jazz music and draw and color how that music makes them feel. We listened to Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Take the A Train."
Then we began reading, The Sound that Jazz Makes by Carole Boston Weatherford. During this reading, students will practice taking notes using bullet points, key words, drawings and labels. Then, students will add their key words and drawings to their Jazz book of feelings drawn during the music listening portion.
Students will have opportunities to learn the genres that Megan is teaching when we switch classes during Project Time.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK OF LEARNING AND GROWING!