PATRIOT POW WOW

1/5/16

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Thank you for coming out to support our learners at the C4 POW WOW! This learner led informational night allowed the learners to showcase how they are fulfilling the Pike Road Mission by thinking, innovating, and creating! #C4PARENTSROCK!

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Brodie Milstead talking about our C4 Patriot Pow Wow!

Lifesouth spoke to Community 4 about the importance of giving blood and the different parts that make up our blood.

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Mrs. Kenny received a huge group huge after she told C4 she will be in C8 for the rest of the year! She will be greatly missed! We wish her luck in C8!

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Community 4 Parents,


Hello to all! My name is Kayla Rials. Many of you already know me from fulfilling of my internship in Community 4 under the guidance of Mrs. Kenny and the other lead learners. It is so exciting to be able to return and join the Community 4 lead learners at Pike Road School. Working daily with each of your children was a special treat. I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to pick back up and continue with your learner in January. I am a strong believer in The Pike Road Way and value our mission to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.


Thank you all for welcoming me into the PRS family and allowing me to be a part of your child’s life each day. I look forward to getting to know each of you. Please feel free to get in touch with me at any time. My contact information is as follows: kayla.rials@pikeroadschools.org.


Sincerely,

Kayla Rials

THIS WEEK AT PRS...

Monday, January 4: Professional Learning Day

  • No school for learners
  • 6:00 PRS Board Meeting (School Board Appreciation Month)


Tuesday, January 5:

  • 8:30-10:30 C4 POP
  • Specials at 1:45


Wednesday, January 6:

  • Pledge - Fureigh

PRS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EQUIPMENT DRIVE

Donated items can be delivered to Coach Klinger in the Gym! - Thanks so much!!!!! Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Volleyballs, Kickballs, Yoga Mats, Wiffle Golf Balls, 14 foot jump ropes, Ping Pong Balls, Bean Bags, Hula Hoops, and Stacking Cups


*Don't forget to always wear appropriate footwear to Health and Wellness!

Math/Literacy/PE Schedule for January

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CONGRATULATIONS TO PAULA WALKER FOR BEING NAMED PTSA PRESIDENT

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Paula Walker and her husband Tyler have been married for eight years and they have three children. Avery Jean is seven years old and is in the second grade. Hartley is four years old and attends the PRS P.O.P.P.I.E. Program. Easton is fourteen months old.


Before becoming a full time mom she was part of the founding team and office manager of The Waters Realty. She worked four years as a preschool teacher at GracePointe Child Development Center. She enjoys helping with the children's ministry at her church, GracePointe and loves spending time with her family.


For the past two years, she has served as VP of Membership at her children's previous school and also served in this role at PRS for the first half of the year.

She and her husband have lived in Pike Road for more than ten years and are so excited to be Pike Road Patriots!


Paula said, "We have a wonderful school with dedicated lead learners, staff and volunteers, I look forward to 2016!"

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What will your C4 Learner be working on this week? 1/5/16

Thinking, Innovating, and Creating The Pike Road Way!

Science:

*Investigate to determine changes in energy resulting from increases or decreases in speed that occur when objects collide.


Thank GOODNESS the rain is gone! Day 3 of this project has FINALLY arrived.

REVISE, REBUILD, RETEST! I CAN'T WAIT!Get ready to put those engineering minds to work while we fulfill our PRS mission statement of thinking, innovating, and creating. Learners will engineer a device that will protect an egg when dropped from the second story of our school with ONLY the materials provided. Learners have been investigating different increases and decreases of speed to see what occurs when objects collide. They will now take that knowledge and go deeper. It's time to "show what you know." We will be working on this activity for 3 weeks during PBL time! See the Prezi below for more information.


http://prezi.com/dhohyt0ftpb0/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share


*Plan and carry out investigations to examine properties of soils and soil types (e.g., color, texture, capacity to retain water, ability to support growth of plants).Construct explanations by citing evidence found in patterns of rock formations and fossils in rock layers that Earth changes over time through both slow and rapid processes (e.g., rock layers containing shell fossils appearing above rock layers containing plant fossils and no shells indicating a change from land to water over time, a canyon with different rock layers in the walls and a river in the bottom indicating that over time a river cut through the rock).


We will investigate the following science standards in relation to our butterfly garden and school improvement projects.


Literacy

*Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


We will be writing a chapter to insert into Kensuke's Kingdom about how Michael's parents reacted when they discovered him missing. The narrative will be written from the perspective of his parents. The chapter will include sequence, dialogue, description of experiences, a variety of transitional words and phrases, sensory details, and a conclusion.


History:

*Analyze political and economic issues facing Alabama during Feconstruction for their impact of various social groups.


Math:

*Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


The main focus will be on assessing 3 and 4 digit dividends this week. Students will continue to work through the standard algorithm of division with and without remainders this week. Partner math, small group instruction, and flash card review will be utilized in class to keep learners engaged. PLEASE ask your learner to show you how to divide so you can see where they are with this standard. Keep practicing this multiplication facts!


*Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz; l, ml.

***Introduce the measurement project***

We will be working on building picnic tables, benches, and mapping out our butterfly garden designs for the next few weeks. Learners will be applying their knowledge to real-world situations using measurement. Learners will have to convert between larger and smaller units of measurement in order to design and build the picnic tables, benches and butterfly garden. It's time to get down and dirty!


Questions to ask your learner:

How did you use different measurements when you were planning to build the picnic tables and benches?


What two units of measurements did you have to convert between in order to determine what the butterfly garden would look like on the property?


Technology:


*Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.

*Using word-processing to revise and edit.

HOW CAN I BEST SUPPORT MY LEARNER AT HOME?

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*Get your child's account information and check to see what information and resources are being sent daily. Accounts to check: EDMODO/ GMAIL/ FRESH GRADE


HOW TO GET A GMAIL ACCOUNT TO YOUR PHONE:


IPHONE:http://www.imore.com/how-add-gmail-or-google-apps-account-your-iphone-or-ipad-using-app-specific-password


ANDROID https://support.google.com/mail/answer/4570255?hl=en


*Ask your child SPECIFIC questions about their learning.

Example: "I read in your email that you are learning about speed and energy, what activities did you do to learn about this? Which activity did you enjoy the most? Can you tell me how speed and energy are related?" Ask them what their "TWEET FOR THE DAY" would be if they were going to sum up their day. This is a few powerful, but brief words about their day.


*READ! READ! READ!

Find something your child is passionate about and fuel that passion by encouraging them to read about it. The more they read, the more they will learn new vocabulary words. Get the to describe what they've read to you in detail. You might even read a book together and discuss it.

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MATH RESOURCES

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is Edmodo?

Learners and Lead Learners can reach out to one another and connect by sharing ideas, problems, and helpful tips. A lead learner can assign and assess work on Edmodo; students can GET and GIVE feedback from the entire class on Edmodo. Ask your child about "Two STARS and a WISH." Think of it as a "walled garden" where collaboration and learning can take place in a safe environment.


What is Fresh Grade?

"As parents, we know everything about our children’s habits. We know what gives them nightmares and why at 4:00pm they get a bit cranky. We know it all, right? Nothing is more important to us than our child’s development, yet we have a blind spot – the classroom.

FreshGrade gives parents a window into the classroom through a secure digital portfolio for your child. Capturing their learning as it happens, and tracking their progress." It also increases communication and collaboration between parents, learners and Lead Learners through digital portfolios.


How can my child move from "not meeting expectations to meeting expectations? While we continue to support and facilitate you child's learning during the school day, you can help at home too. Work with your learner on areas where they are struggling by using the individual Lead Learner feedback (that was given specifically to you child) on Fresh Grade to facilitate their learning at home. Once your child feels they are ready to be re-assessed, just have them drop us and email.


How can I understand what the standard is asking and where can I get extra resources for the standards?

Below is a link to the Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) website that you can use to get both the explanation of the standard AND resources to go along with them. It will also help you go above and below the 4th grade standard.

http://alex.state.al.us/browseMath.php

BREAKFAST MENU

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LUNCH MENU

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • January 4 - Professional Learning Day at PRS
  • January 4 - PRS Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 5 - Learners return to school ready to think, innovate, and create!
  • January 12 - PTSA Board Meeting TBD
  • January 12 - PRS Host Alabama Association of School Board (AASB) District Meeting in the cafeteria (catered dinner and speaker)
  • January 18 - No school to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • January 19 - Called Board Meeting at 6:45 AM
  • January 22- Susan Hoitt from the Mobile Singing Children's Choir preforming for 4-8
  • January 28- Group Picture Day

COME SUPPORT OUR SPRING PATRIOT SPORTS

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Don't Forget..

*PLEASE REMIND YOUR LEARNER TO BRING HEADPHONES AND CHARGE THEIR COMPUTER EVERY NIGHT.


*Students need to be responsible for checking Edmodo and email on a daily basis. They do this at school and need to continue at home. Thanks for your help on this!


*If you are still not receiving emails via School Cast (Info@PikeRoad) or FreshGrade issues. Please let us know.


*Check your learner's Edmodo account and email daily to stay up to date.

A day in the life of a C4 Patriot...

8:00-8:30 - House keeping/Homeroom
8:30-11:30 - Literacy block: Mrs. Kenny/Mrs. Napier OR
  • Math block: Fureigh/Hardin
  • Your learner knows which lead learner they are with.
  • (PE falls in this time block)
11:30-2:45 - Project Based Learning Time (PBL)
  • (Lunch falls in this block beginning at 12:06 pm)
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CONTACT YOUR C4 LEAD LEARNERS ANYTIME!

LINK TO THE PIKE ROAD SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER

Click this button to view our SCHOOL newsletter for more school wide information.

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THE MISSION OF PIKE ROAD SCHOOLS

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership of their learning and are inspired to think, innovate and create.

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ADDRESS: 500 Avenue of Learning, Pike Road, AL

PHONE NUMBER: 334-420-5310