News from the Social Studies Department (By David): In social studies we are learning about the 5 themes of geography. We have had lots of worksheets. That's what we have been doing is social studies!
News from the Math Department (By Jayden): This week in math, we are working in our first three lessons of the year. We worked a lot with estimating. We also worked a bit We worked the last couple days on algorithms for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. And today division algorithms and parts of a expression!
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Ayden): In ELA this week, we were reading a book called Ravine. The person who wrote this book was 72 years old. That's what we been reading about in ELA.
News from the Music Department (By Hope): In music we are learning how to play guitar. It is sick, it is super fun.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Kalvin): We are still learning everything. We have just been playing soccer games.
News from the Art Department (By Carter): This week in art we finished up our dragon eye. After our dragon eye we started drawing a still drawing and finished that.
Free Choice Area (By Joey): At recess a lot of people were playing lava monster. I mostly avoided people coming at me.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Our first full week is in the books. We had a busy week, capped off with a visit to the STEAM lab to begin our first project of the year.
This week we started our ALICE training. Below is a list of what we did for the training. Click on the links if you want to see the video and presentation from this week. Each week I will put this information in the newsletter.
Lesson Goal: Understand the concepts of ALICE.
Lesson Recap: The last two options in ALICE were introduced and then ALICE was reviewed in its entirety. Students worked with a partner to discuss different ways they could counter (distract techniques only) and evacuate from the building. Then partners teamed with others to discuss similarities and differences with their answers under teacher facilitation.
Click here to see the second half of the video from lesson one. This clip was shown during this lesson.
You can reinforce the concepts of ALICE at home by asking your student to describe each of the ALICE components to you. Then, talk about using ALICE in any public place like the mall, church, movie theater, fare, hospital, ….. Anywhere this knowledge may come in handy.
We continued our short 5 lesson series from Class Dojo on mindset by doing the second lesson on making mistakes. This week I sent a small sheet home with your students to get them talking with you about having a good work ethic and the ability to believe you can do anything. Please follow along with those activities so we can make sure that all students know they can achieve. Also, with Class Dojo, please make sure to sign up. We are at 62% of families registered. If you need the code again, let me know.
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Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.
BONUS: Each week I will put a challenge on here for any parent or student to try. All you have to do is give a response by Monday in the assignment notebook for me to see. If the answer is correct the student will receive $50 towards their checking account. Good Luck!
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