- Engage NY update: If you were following the plan for the Engage NY lessons, you may have noticed there were no lessons mapped out for last week. For the rest of the learning period, please feel free to complete the remainder of home and class lessons. Students will be working on other tasks for the remainder of the learning period.
- Sign up for an SLC slot: Please be sure to sign up for a group SLC time slot. You can find the sign up here: 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. The Group Conference sign up is all the way at the bottom of the list...so Keep Scrolling Down!
- Individual Parent-Teacher Conferences begin this Friday morning. I will not be able to check in with parents before or after school due to scheduled conferences.
- SLC checklist and goals: I have attached a checklist that most students used on M/T to prepare their documents from the binders for their conference with you. If you feel that you and your student may need more time to fill out the goal sheet, it is attached at the bottom of this RADAR section. Feel free to download, fill out, and bring it on your SLC day to turn into me. That's your ticket to leave and celebrate your student! Remember, SLC is a time to CELEBRATE your kid's successes and make plans to tackle their challenges. Keep a positive mindset when you enter our classroom.
- REMINDER: We have regular school on Monday, 10/3
- Reminder- NO enrichment classes 10/4 or 10/6: These are ‘homeschool days’ due to SLC’s, so don't forget to add your lessons on the work journal! Also, talk with your student about what they will share with me about homeschooling projects/lessons/games, etc.
- Regular Enrichment classes held on Wednesday, 10/5
- Homework for Writing Class: Students will be working on their "Music Passion Project" in class starting Oct. 10. I need them to come back to class ready with their topic of focus. I will be sending home instructions for students to think, ponder, and choose a topic. We will brainstorm some topic ideas and I'll add them to the instructions for reference. All I'm asking is for students to already have a topic to research when classes resume.
- Work Journal 1: Due- Tue, Oct. 11 by 4:15 pm
- PICTURE DAY: Thu, Oct. 13 & Fri, Oct. 14 (Read DVIA's Weekly Newsletter for more details)
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Art with Mr. Mason: Gustav Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. Students used colored construction paper and corrugated cardboard to paint the structure of the Eiffel Tower, using the wavy side to paint. We folded the paper into a grid pattern to help guide the width of the Eiffel Tower.
Art with Cordula: Students finished the Aesop Fable, The Pitcher and the Crow by finishing the background with colored pencils, shading in the pitcher with pastel colors, and creating a collage with the drawn crow, pitcher, and pebbles.
Project: We reviewed the origin of Jazz and I introduced BLUES by listening to W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" and "St. Louis Blues." Students made connections of places they might have heard his music being played: during a black & white film without words, Tom & Jerry cartoons, Loony Tunes, carnivals, saloons, and during fight scenes. The students were surprised that the first "Blues" didn't sound "blue," but more upbeat and fun. We also watched a video of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews play for President Obama, Michelle Obama, and other guests at the White House. Students were surprised that this concert happened in 2016...as if Jazz and the Blues no longer existed today!
Then I read aloud a few pages in, I See the Rhythm, highlighting how the Blues began. We discussed and took notes on historical facts to place on our timeline:
- Beginning of the Civil War 1861
- 13th Amendment & Emancipation Proclamation with President Lincoln
- End of Civil War 1865
- Why segregation began in the southern states
- What role the Blues played during these times
Afterward I read aloud, Trombone Shorty and how Troy began his music career.