Alder Weekly Update

Week of October 4, 2019

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Ms. Wenzel and Ms. Eichinger's Social Studies Classes

Students in Mrs. Eichinger and Mrs. Wenzel played a Social Studies review game called, Trashketball. We had a great competition today that ended with a tiebreaker question about the Columbian Exchange.

Ms. DelGaizo's Science Classes

This week, Mrs. Del Gaizo's Science classes participated with the Incredible Journey of the Water Cycle-ACTING AS A WATER MOLECULE adventuring to lakes, rivers, glaciers, groundwater, soil, plants, and animals, but ALL LANDED IN THE OCEAN!

Ms. Wood's Social Studies Classes

On Thursday, Ms. Wood's students went on a virtual field trip to Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Tenement Museum in NYC. This is introducing them to city life as an immigrant in the early 1900's, which is the next chapter, "The Industrial Revolution."

Ms. Marshall's Math Classes

Ms. Marshall's math students worked in groups to built the largest structure they could using spaghetti, one marshmallow, tape, and string. The students enjoyed the challenge. This was an activity used to help students build relationships with each other, as well as Ms. Marshall.

Ms. Murphy's Science Classes

Ms. Murphy's 6th grade classes were on a rescue mission to Save Sam! This lesson was an introduction to the scientific method process and included a collaborative challenge activity, team building, and problem solving. In addition to being a lot of fun, the students were hands on, and had to be creative to save this gummy invertebrate. (No worm was injured in the performance of the activity.) Special shout out to Mrs. Battersby for sharing this lesson!

Ms. Crean's English Classes

Mrs. Crean's 6th grade English classes engaged in a lesson on identifying theme and connecting it to society and the world around us. Students worked diligently completing a chart to compare 3 different stories with common themes. They shared themes, connected it to themselves, and then society. Making these connections makes learning relevant and more memorable!

CLIMATE and CULTURE

Chris B. Williams Comes to Alder

On Friday, October 11, Chris B. Williams will be coming to Alder to speak to students and join in the pep rally with them!
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Week of Respect

Next week, October 7-11, Alder will celebrate and promote the Week of Respect, as part of Violence Awareness Month. Please consider participating and support the message to stop violence!
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Heavenly Hats Fundraiser

Alder Green Team is sponsoring a Heavenly Hats Day Fundraiser on Friday, October 11th. Heavenly Hats collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those heroes of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or many other medical conditions which may cause hair loss.

Green team members will be coming to homerooms to pre-sell wristbands. The cost to wear a hat is $1.00. The wristbands will be used to help us keep track of the students that actually paid to wear a hat on October 11th. Wristbands will be delivered during homeroom on Friday, October 11th. Only students wearing wrist bands will be able to wear a hat.

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COMMUNITY PRIDE

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