PATRIOT POW WOW

12/6/15

Community 4 Pow Wow coming December 15th 6 - 7:30 PM This is a learner led informational meeting for parents to see what their learners are thinking, innovating, and creating!

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Learners getting ready for our COMMUNITY FOUR POW WOW!

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Presenting to Dr. Freeman and the PTSA to get approval for the Butterfly Garden Fundraiser

HELP COMMUNITY FOUR WITH THEIR BUTTERFLY GARDEN!

Visit Community Four's Table at the PRS Polar Express on Monday, December 7 to purchase a variety of items such as Rainbow Loom jewelry, butterfly bookmarks, butterfly ornaments, butterfly wire sculptures, butterfly magnets, butterfly watercolor paintings, and PRS Christmas tree ornaments. Proceeds will fund the PRS Butterfly Garden. Community Four Patriots will also be sharing information about the decline of our state insect and what Pike Road residents can do to help.
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THIS WEEK AT PRS...

Monday:

  • PTA Reflections Art Work Due to PRS (office) December 7 - PRS Polar Express (Winter Social for PRS families sponsored by PTSA) - see PRS Newsletter for more details
  • Board of Education Meeting at 6:00 at PRS


Tuesday:

  • 9:30 Montgomery Ballet for K-4
  • Patriots vs. Elmore County at Elmore County (5:00 Girls and 6:15 Boys)


Wednesday:

  • 9:00 Puppet Show for K-2


Thursday:

  • PRS Band Concert at 7:00 - BE PART OF HISTORY AND PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT OUR BAND!

Saturday:

  • Patriots vs. ACA at ACA (Girls at 9:00 a.m. and Boys at 10:15 a.m.)

JOIN US FOR POLAR EXPRESS NIGHT

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Working outdoors with literacy this week! We LOVE this weather!

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Our Community Four planning session about the upcoming POW WOW!

Sharing our work with others to give and receive feedback during class.

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Our PATRIOTS being curious about the world around them...#REVERSEENGINEERINGROCKS!

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COMMUNITY FOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY

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What will your C4 Learner be working on this week? 12/6

Thinking, Innovating, and Creating at PRS!

Science:

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


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


Literacy

*Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

*Use common grade appropriate affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word

*Read and comprehend literature with grades 4/5 text complexity

Kensuke's Kingdom novel study


This week, students will finish presenting their travel brochures for places visited in Kensuke's Kingdom. We will also practice decoding and comprehension as we continue with our Kensuke's Kingdom novel study.


This past week, our amazing butterfly garden fundraiser team (Gabby Hunt, Dillan Johnson, Kaitlyn Piggott, Megan Cabral, Travis Horn, and Aden Stricklin) was able to meet with some of our PTA board members and present our proposal for selling items at the next PTA meeting. Unfortunately, the next PTA meeting isn't scheduled until February. Dr. Freeman and the PTA board members suggested that we set up a table and sell items at the PRS Polar Express which is scheduled for this Monday, Dec. 7th, from 6 - 8 PM. The students have created a variety of items such as Rainbow Loom jewelry, butterfly bookmarks, butterfly ornaments, butterfly wire sculptures, butterfly magnets, butterfly watercolor paintings, and PRS ornaments to sell. We hope several learners will commit 30 minutes or more of their time to help sell items during the PRS Polar Express. Learners will also have an opportunity to share information about the decline of our state insect and what Pike Road residents can do to help. You won't want to miss out on this chance to get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping.


*Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations.

* Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

* Draw evidence from informal texts to support reflection.


During literacy this week our amazing Patriots will be considering what freedom means to them and to others. The children will be considering what freedom means through the engagement with texts that consider human rights. This leads on from our learning about the Underground Railroad.


History:

*Explain Alabama's economic and military role during the Civil War.

Examples: economic—production of iron products, munitions, textiles, and ships

military—provision of military supplies through the Port of Mobile, provision of an armament enter at Selma

*Recognizing military leaders from Alabama during the Civil War

*Comparing roles of women on the home front and the battlefront during and after the Civil War

*Explaining economic conditions as a result of the Civil War, including the collapse of the economics structure, destruction of the transportation infrastructure, and high casualty rates


At PRS learners will become more aware of the wider world whilst respecting and valuing diversity. Moreover, learners will take responsibility for their actions and we want learners to have a belief that they can make a difference. So, this week Community Four learners will continue to learn about life on the home front during the Civil War. However, conflicts often lead to huge numbers of innocent people leaving their homes to escape the threat of war and violence. This happened throughout the South during the Civil War, as a large number of the battles were fought in the South. If these people relocate to a different country they become known as ‘refugees’. If they


go to a different area in their own country they are called ‘internally displace people’. People fleeing conflict will often leave their homes in a hurry, leaving everything behind so that they can travel as fast as possible. The children will brainstorm needs and wants whilst considering what people might have needed then and today. Children will then design a product to help refugees around the world today.


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.


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! Lots of students reassessed on Friday and moved to green. CONGRATS! We will begin to put these skills to use as we plan the picnic tables and benches that will be located around the PRS campus.


Questions to ask your learner:

Which number is the quotient?

Where is the divisor?

What number is the dividend?

Could you show me how to do the standard algorithm of division?

Can you show me how to check your quotient once you have found it?

How do you use division every day?



Technology:

*Explain the influence of technology on society


December 7th-13th is Computer Science Education Week. We will explore the world of computer science by participating in a worldwide Hour of Code program. To learn more, check out https://csedweek.org/ .

If we can get some more small electrical devices such as toasters, house phones, hair dryers, keyboards, mixers, game systems, game controllers, and computers donated, we will offer another week of reverse engineering. This is the science of taking things apart, and the students love to investigate what actually makes these items work. Any devices/small appliances (NO GLASS) can be dropped off at the PRS office or sent to school with students.

Thanks!


*Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.

*Using word-processing to revise and edit.

This is a learner led informational meeting for parents to see what their learners are thinking, innovating, and creating?

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

LUNCH MENU

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BREAKFAST MENU

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • December 7 - PRS Polar Express (Winter Social for PRS families sponsored by PTSA) - see PRS Newsletter for more details and flyers being sent home with learners.
  • December 7 at 6:00 p.m. - Board of Education Meeting at PRS
  • December 10 at 7:00 p.m. - PRS Band Concert
  • December 15 at 6:00 -7:30 p.m.- C4 Patriot Pow Wow night
  • December 18 - Last day of the first semester and last student day prior to Christmas/New Year Holiday
  • November 19 at 7:00 p.m. - PTSA Meeting
  • November 23-27 - No School Due to Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 - PRS Spirit Night at No Way Jose. 10% of all sales that night will help fund POP at PRS.
  • December 1 at 8:00 a.m. - PTSA Board Meeting at PRS
  • December 7 at 6:00 p.m. - Board of Education Meeting at PRS
  • December 10 at 7:00 p.m. - PRS Band Concert
  • December 18 - Last day of the first semester and last student day prior to Christmas/New Year Holiday
  • 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.

COME SUPPORT OUR PATRIOTS

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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

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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