Lakeview Family Newsletter - September 27
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New this year!
Science - Our new science curriculum (known as Amplify) has started. This curriculum challenges our students to be scientists and persevere to solve a problem in each unit.
For the first unit of the year, here are the problems your students will confront as they learn:
5K - Needs of Plants and Animals - the central problem is "Why aren't there any monarch caterpillars in the Mariposa Grove community garden since a vegetable garden was planted?"
1st - Animal and Plant Defenses - the central problem is "How do we get Spruce the Sea Turtle to survive in the ocean?"
2nd - Plant and Animal Relationships - the central problem is "Why aren't any new chalta trees growing in the Bengal Tiger Reserve in India?"
3rd - Balancing Forces - the central problem is to solve "Why a floating train rises, floats above the track, and then later falls back to the track?"
4th - Energy Conversions - the central problem is to "Figure out why Ergstown has frequent blackouts."
5th - Patterns of Earth and Sky - the central problem is to "Figure out why different sections of an ancient artifact show what the sky looked like from one location and depict different stars."
Word study - This change is only in our first and second grade classrooms this year. We have shifted to a phonics word study program that closely aligns with our Teacher's College Units of Study for Reading and Writing. Our students are already becoming "word professors" as they discuss things like digraphs and r-controlled vowels! Our students (and teachers) have been very excited about this work already.
Pets before and after school
We need YOU!
#1 - Grandparent's Day - click here for the list of items we need. Grandparent's day is October 18th, but donations would need to be dropped off by October 17th.
#2 - Book Fair (Oct 9 & 10) - click here to volunteer for a shift
Monday, October 7 - Amigos Spanish Enrichment Class begins
October 9th & 10th - Parent/Teacher conferences from 4-8 p.m.
If you have not signed up, please contact your child's teacher immediately. We value the chance to sit and talk about your child face-to-face, especially early in the year.
Friday, October 11 - No school
Thursday, October 17 - PTO meeting and set-up for Grandparent's Day from 6-7 p.m.
Friday, October 18 - Grandparent's Day starting at 9 a.m.