G/T News & Celebrations
Week of November 9th - 13th
Hot Springs National Park Field Experience
Christmas for Kids - Toy Drive
Researching our notable people during ISP.
Focused and learning Math with Khan Academy.
A little fun with a social-emotional lesson during Advisory time!
What we are learning/doing:
2nd Grade: Discovering Our National Parks: Students are completing their research on their individually chosen national park.
3rd & 4th Grade: Students should be taking simple notes 2-3 words (not plagiarizing). They only have 2 more weeks in class to research before Christmas because it will take them 2 weeks to get their clues fixed and ready for "Night of the Notables." I have advised students that if they still need a lot of information, then they need to come for free flow or work on it at home. The goal was for everyone to be finished with researching by Christmas break.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade: Each student is working and progressing in Khan Academy. Students can see their progress and work at their own pace. I am right there to teach different strategies to them if they still don't understand after watching the video, or if I see students struggling on a skill, I will pull them over to the side and do a small lesson on the skill. Students are to work their way through 3 or more activities each math session.
2nd Grade: Social-emotional lesson- When words or actions are said and done, a person can apologize but can't erase/make the scars go away because they are there forever.
3rd Grade: Review The Dog Poop Initiative (it is a kick-off to our 'Go Green' unit - reduce, reuse, recycle). Work on and get the Christmas for Kids posters ready to be hung.
4th Grade: Learn about drones and practice Carol of the Bells that they will sing with the Harding University Choir (for our trip on Thursday!). We will go over everything that we will be doing on the field experience Thursday. Students will need to dress in layers for the field experience because it will be kind of cool. A Remind 101 will be sent out Wednesday night as well as a reminder letter on Wednesday.
I thought this might be something good to share with you on how to help your child(ren) deal with the Holiday stress:
Wednesday- Veteran's Day Breakfast & Celebration
Thursday- 4th grade G/T field experience to Harding University
Friday- K Kids food drive kick off
November 16th-December 11th - "Christmas for Kids" toy drive
Thursday, November 19th - Picture Retakes
Thursday, November 19th - Fall Hoedown
November 23rd-27th - Fall Break
Thursday, December 10th - Family Night & "Night of the Notables"
Friday, December 18th - Last day of 2nd Nine Weeks
Monday, January 4, 2016 - Return to school