Alder Weekly Update

Week of December 8, 2019


Ms. Dilks' Hispanohablantes Classes

Students from Ms. Dilks' 8th-grade Hispanohablantes class worked on writing high-level sentences using character traits studied in past lessons. They illustrated them using the add-on app of Pear Deck for Google Slides. Ms. Dilks used this activity as a Formative Assessment while students had fun been inventive.

Ms. Kurtz's French Classes

The 8th grade French classes (& the 7th grade Honors French class) have pen pals from France this year that they will be writing back and forth with practicing their French and helping their corresponding class learn English. Their pen pals are in a middle school in the outskirts of Paris. Here is a picture of the Red Team with the first letter they received.

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Mr. MacNeill's Robotics Classes

Students in Robotics are building attachments for their robot to hold a marker. Then, students are coding their robot to create a Spirograph design.

Ms. DelGaizo Mallett's Science Classes

Students in Purple team Science classes are learning about the Layers of The Atmosphere by creating a Flat Stanley or Flat Sheila. They presented to their groups a SUPER HERO with facts and creativity on the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Ionosphere, and Exosphere.

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

No one was bored in the Board room on Thursday! Students on Green Team were able to experience life as a colonial child through play and STEM activities. They rated each activity and will later compare and contrast colonial games to games and activities played.


Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week Themes:

Monday 11/16- holiday pajama day

Tuesday 11/17- team spirit day (wear team colors OR school spirit wear)

Wednesday 11/18- ugly sweater day (and staff contest)

Thursday 11/19- holiday hats and accessories

Friday 11/20- holiday colors

Community Pride

Student Council Food Drive

Thank you to all who donated to the food drive, and those who promoted it! We have enough food to donate to several families this season!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held January 7-11. Please check the letter that was sent home with instructions on how to sign up for conferences.

Winter Sports Update

Winter Sports are under way!! Come support the teams!