Comet Chronicle, Jr.
October 9, 2020
Homecoming Spirit Week!
- Students may not wear masks or have their faces covered as part of their costumes (face masks are still required per our health protocol).
- No blood or gore.
- No costume weapons.
Late Start Wednesday
If you have a child from birth to 4 years old you are eligible to win a gift basket worth over $100 from the Berrien RESA! It includes books, art supplies, toys, and a $20 gift card to Walmart. To enter follow the link below:
Art Room Update
Hello Comets! We have been super busy the last couple of weeks in the Art Room. Third grade is reviewing painting techniques by turning their name into a line design. Kindergarten has been learning about painting procedures and drawing people out of basic shapes. First and Second grade have been working hard on drawing people that look like they are moving or playing a game. This week we also started on our whole school Art collaboration, hopefully we will have pictures soon :)
We have had a great start to the year. Students have been moving in the gym and working on many procedures. In October, I will be implementing my first KAGAN strategy for classbuilding called PAIR SHARE. Students will be paired up and execute an activity to get to know one another while moving. We will continue working on locomotor skill development, underhand toss, catching, hand-eye coordination, along with flee & dodge activities. Station work will start up this month as well. During warm-ups in 2nd and 3rd grade, we will have weekly student leaders. Student leaders will demonstrate and lead the class in stretches. This allows each student the opportunity to develop leadership skills and build self-confidence.
As the weather gets colder please remember to have your child pack shoes for Physical Education class. Our schedule rotates on an (A,B,C) schedule. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creativity abounds with our music-making this fall! Second and third graders have been learning about body percussion and found sounds and reviewing rhythms. Recently, they started using these tools to play rhythms they read, and they will be doing small-group projects where they write their own rhythms and layer them together using their choice of found sounds and body percussion! First graders and kindergarten have been focusing on steady beat and opposites in music, like fast and slow and loud and soft. If you have a 1st grader, see if they can sing “Grizzly Bear.” If you have a kindergartener, see if they can sing “Apple Tree.” Our Young Fives class did a fall unit with songs, poems, activities, and art projects and now has moved on to a Halloween theme. All grade levels are also reviewing or learning our Coloma Fight Song this month! Have a wonderful October, everyone!
- Come ready to learn
- Always respectful
- Exceptionally safe
A Common Question
One of the most commonly asked questions is: “How long will someone have to quarantine if there’s a case of COVID-19?" Our response is:
“The health and safety of our students, families, and staff is and will always be our primary concern. We have been working diligently over the past several months to prepare for the safe return to school for our students and staff—implementing sanitization and social distancing protocols across the district. In the event of a COVID-19 situation in one of our buildings or classrooms, we will work with the Berrien County Health Department to assist in contact tracing to determine who needs to quarantine and for how long as every COVID exposure is unique. Ultimately, the BCHD will provide specific guidance related to quarantining and isolation.”