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Thinking, Innovating, and Creating The Pike Road Way
Learners engaging in literature circles and exploring how landforms are the result of constructive and destructive forces.
C4 has been learning about measurement!
THIS WEEK AT PRS...
- 6:45 a.m. – Called Board Meeting in the conference room
- 8:30-10:30 - POP C4
- 9:30 Susan Hoitt from the Mobile Singing Children’s Choir performing for 4-8
PRS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EQUIPMENT DRIVE
*Don't forget to always wear appropriate footwear to Health and Wellness!
CHECKING OUT PRIOR TO DISMISSAL
Math/Literacy/PE Schedule for January
MAYOR'S MARATHON CHALLENGE (MONTGOMERY)
The City of Montgomery, Montgomery Multisport and Publix are partnering to bring
the Publix Mayor’s Marathon Challenge to the Montgomery Marathon on March
12th at Riverwalk Stadium. Each student who wants to participate will run a cumulative 25.2 miles during their PE class or at home and then run the last one mile of the marathon on March 12th in downtown Montgomery finishing inside Riverwalk Stadium. Each participant will receive a shirt, personalized bib and a finisher’s medal commemorating their marathon accomplishment. Each student will have their face on the big screen as they run inside Riverwalk Stadium to the finish line in centerfield!
Registration fee is $15 and due to Coach Klinger by February 8th. Please make cash payment. Parent/Guardian must sign a waiver to participate.
What will your C4 Learner be working on this week? 1/19/16
We will investigate the following science standards in relation to our butterfly garden and school improvement projects.
*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).
*Analyze and interpret data to determine effects of weathering and rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, and vegetation using one single form of weathering or erosion over time.
*Formulate and evaluate solutions to limit the effects of natural Earth processes on humans.
Literacy - We will be finishing up our narratives and reading Kensuke's Kingdom (HOPEFULLY). Reading standard 17. Explain how an author uses reason and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Over the next two weeks Mrs. Napier's literacy group will be writing opinion pieces that support their views on recycling. The students felt these could be a way of encouraging others to recycle at PRS.
W.4.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
W.4.10. Write routinely over an extended time frame.
W.4.1.a. Introduce a topic or text clearly.
W.4.1.b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
W.4.1.c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases.
W.4.1.d. Provide a concluding statement.
W.4.2.d. Use precise language to inform or explain.
R.1.4.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support.
*Analyze political and economic issues facing Alabama during Feconstruction for their impact of various social groups.
This week learners will be educating their audience about the group's research question using images and create an oral Presentation: Students must create a game show, skit, song, rap or other creative medium to educate the class about their research topic.
*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!
Link to the Measurement Project that we discussed last week:
TIMELINE OF DUE DATES:
*Note: Feel free to submit this BEFORE your due date J!
Individual Deliverable (this document) due: January 12th
Digital Presentation posted to Edmodo by January 15th to receive 2 stars and a wish
Final DIGITAL product due: January 19th
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?
Why do we have different measurement units?
*Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.
*Using word-processing to revise and edit.
PTSA COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER
The PRS PTSA has many great things planned for the remainder of the year! As you know, our Polar Express was a FUN success and we would like to have more evenings like it. To do these events, we need to continue our fundraising efforts. Friday, your student received a brochure for cookie dough sales. We are asking you to look through the brochure, call Grandma or Grandpa, and see how you can help support our PTSA!
Please be sure to take the payment for anything you sell. We are accepting cash and checks- made out to "PRS PTSA".
All orders and money must be turned in Feb. 12th.
The cookie dough will be available for pickup Thursday March 3rd. YOU MUST COME TO THE SCHOOL TO PICK UP YOUR ORDERS! We will not allow any student to take the dough home on the bus. We will be sure to sure to accommodate as many families as possible with pick up times. If you have any questions, please email Summer Rice at email@example.com
Thank you so much for your continued support of Pike Road's PTSA!
UPDATE ON MODULAR CLASSROOMS
The Town Council approved the purchase of a modular building (nine pieces that are assembled to become one building). All classrooms, restrooms, and offices are under one roof, which is a plus. We anticipate having modular classrooms onsite the end of January. Our hope is that they will be ready to occupy mid-February. Community 7 and 8 will be moving to these learning spaces.
COME JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST ON FRIDAYS!
We are in the beginning stages of launching Pike Road Papas. This is an opportunity for Dads to get involved in the lives of our students. In conjunction with Pike Road Papas, we are inviting families to breakfast every Friday morning. You can eat with your children and with others who tend to gather around visiting Dads and Moms. Come share your family's love with the Pike Road Family.
Breakfast for adults costs $2.50 and breakfast for learners cost $2.00.
Community 7/8 is hosting our first ever Pike Road School’s Career Day. This is a student organized project. The goal for Career Day is for students at Pike Road School to get a better understanding and to be inspired by possible career options. In the morning, we will have speakers who will share about their careers. If you are interested in sharing about your career, please click this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16U2hrLanLQ1QBrvVH7aWfKPIoqn65yA4gOHGH7QSdms/viewform?usp=send_form and share your information.
We are also looking for volunteer college students (not freshmen) or recent college graduates to speak at this event. They will share about college life and their major. If you are interested or know of college students who might be interested in being apart of this event, please click this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16U2hrLanLQ1QBrvVH7aWfKPIoqn65yA4gOHGH7QSdms/viewform?usp=send_form and share your information.
We will follow up with you once we review all the information. Thank you.
Community 7/8 Career Day Project Team
*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.
HOW CAN I BEST SUPPORT MY LEARNER AT HOME?
HOW TO GET A GMAIL ACCOUNT TO YOUR PHONE:
*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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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.
- January 18 - No school in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- January 19 - Called Board Meeting at 6:45 a.m. in the conference room
- January 22 - Susan Hoitt from the Mobile Singing Children’s Choir performing for 4-8
- January 28 - Group Picture Day
- February 1 – School Board Meeting at 6:00 P.M. in the conference room
- February 15- Professional Learning Day for Lead Learners- no school students
- February 16- 18 Book Fair
4th Annual Pike Road Father Daughter Dance
COME SUPPORT OUR SPRING PATRIOT SPORTS
A day in the life of a C4 Patriot...
8:30-11:30 - Literacy block: Ms. Rials/Mrs. Napier OR
- Math block: Fureigh/Hardin
- Your learner knows which lead learner they are with.
- (PE falls in this time block)
- (Lunch falls in this block beginning at 12:06 pm)
CONTACT YOUR C4 LEAD LEARNERS ANYTIME!
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