PATRIOT POW WOW
A HUGE THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE PARENT VOLUNTEERS THAT CAME IN SO THAT C4 LEAD LEARNERS COULD GO TO THE TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH! THANKS TO PTSA FOR PROVIDING THIS AMAZING MEAL!
C4 had a great visit from the Secretary of State, John Merrill!
LEARNING- THE PIKE ROAD WAY
May 10th BISCUITS GAME (Optional Field Trip) - Cost: $25 (ticket/food) $10 (parent ticket)
May 19th Field Trip to LANARK (rescheduled from April 1st rainout)- Cost $19
May 20th Tuskegee Airfield - Cost $10
MAY 26th Last day for Learners
What will your C4 Learner be working on this week? 5/9/16
*Obtain and communicate information explaining that humans have systems that interact with one another for digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, control, coordination, and protection from disease.
*Describing how technological advancements brought change to Alabamians, including the telephone; refrigerator; automobile; television; and wireless, Internet, and space technologies
• Relating Alabama's economy to the influence of foreign-based industry, including the automobile industry
*Reassessing: Compare and contrast the treatment of different themes.
*With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)
*Writing a narrative from the point of view of a character.
*Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
*Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
*Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant. descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly and at an understandable pace.
* Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
Take a moment and ask your learner what he or she is focusing their Genius Hour on!
What is Genius hour you might ask?
Genius hour allows learners to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Learners are then challenged to explore something to do a project over that they want to learn about. They spend several weeks researching the topic before they start creating a product that will be shared with the class/school/world. Deadlines are limited and creativity is encouraged. Throughout the process the Lead Learner facilitates the projects to ensure that they are on task. Last, the learner presents to the class and is the "GENIUS" during that hour.
Math/Literacy/PE Schedule for May
Lunch Menu for MAY
CARPOOL BEGINS AT 7:30 A.M.
We need your help. Please do not drop your child off before 7:30. If you need to utilize our early morning drop off program, it is available beginning at 7:00. The cost is $40 per month. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure your child's safety.
CHECKING OUT PRIOR TO DISMISSAL
COME JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST ON FRIDAYS!
Pike Road Papas
This is an opportunity for Dads to get involved in the lives of our students. In conjunction with Pike Road Papas, we are inviting families to breakfast every Friday morning. You can eat with your children and with others who tend to gather around visiting Dads and Moms. Come share your family's love with the Pike Road Family.
Breakfast for adults costs $2.50 and breakfast for learners cost $2.00.
*PLEASE REMIND YOUR LEARNER TO BRING HEADPHONES AND CHARGE THEIR COMPUTER EVERY NIGHT.
*Students need to be responsible for checking their 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 email daily to stay up to date.
HOW CAN I BEST SUPPORT MY LEARNER AT HOME?
HOW TO GET A GMAIL ACCOUNT TO YOUR PHONE:
*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.
THE MONTGOMERY MUSIC PROJECT - SUMMER CAMP
The Montgomery Music Project Summer Camp Registration is open now through May 15th. The Summer Camp is a two-week intensive day camp open to all current and new participants throughout Montgomery and the River Region. A variety of courses and activities aim to reinforce concepts learned during the school year, explore new topics, perform publicly, and provide a safe, educational environment for children during the summer.
This year's summer camp will run Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm, July 11-July 22, 2016. They will be meeting at First United Methodist Church (2416 W Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106).
Tuition for the camp is $400 for the first child, $300 for each additional sibling(s).
Scholarships covering up to 95% of tuition are available.
Registration and a non-refundable deposit of $15/child are due no later than May 15th.
Enrollment will be capped, so apply today!
A day in the life of a C4 Patriot...
8:30-11:30 - Literacy block: Ms. Rials/Mrs. Napier OR
- Math block: Fureigh/Hardin
- Your learner knows which lead learner they are with.
- (PE falls in this time block)
- (Lunch falls in this block beginning at 12:06 pm)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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.
2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR
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