CDS Middle School
March 15, 2020
From the Director
Dear CDS Community,
I would like to thank all parents and students who took time to complete the e-learning surveys we sent out last week. We truly value you insight and support. CDS teachers spent time in division meetings on Friday reviewing and discussing your collective feedback. We considered what we're doing well and should continue doing, as well as what we might do to improve in the week(s) ahead.
E-learning is new to all of us and will no doubt require some trial and error. We appreciate your patience and confidence. Teachers tell me everyday how much they miss having students in the building. We all look forward to returning to campus on Monday, March 30th following spring break.
For now, please note that synchronous e-learning will continue from 3/16 - 3/20. Students should be present online and actively engaged in CDS classes from 8:00am-12:25pm Mon-Fri.
Adventure Korea - Spring Experiential Learning Trip
I would like to remind you that our annual experiential learning trip with Adventure Korea is currently scheduled for April 29th - May 1st (2 nights and 3 days).
This important spring trip is something we look forward to each year. Experiential learning strengthens our relationships and community bonds and requires students to stretch themselves socially, emotionally, and physical while enjoying the great outdoors. For now we will move forward with our trip planning and hope that COVID-19 will not interfere. Expect further communication regarding Adventure Korea in the upcoming week.
Director of Middle School
Letter to Community - 3.11
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Letter to Community - 3.9
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Attendance Expectations for E-Learning
Click to see the e-learning schedule for your House for March 2020
Click to see assignments and expectations for each House 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
[This week around CDS MS]
Virtual Term 4 Assembly
Creating E-Books in Spanish Beginner
6th graders' Percussion Ensembles Projects
- Ms. Van Liew
6th Graders' Musical at home
- Ms. Van Liew
7th graders' writing an imitation poem in Korean class
7학년 모방시 쓰기 화상 수업
7학년은 현재 모방시 쓰기 화상 수업을 하고 있습니다. 모방시는 어떤 시의 형식 요소와 표현 방식을 그대로 모방해서 쓴 시입니다. 중학교에서 시를 처음 공부하기 때문에, 시는 무엇이고, 시에는 어떤 것들을 담을 수 있는지에 대해 먼저 알아보고 있습니다. 시가 어려운 것이 아니라 쉽고 재밌는 글이라는 것을 경험할 수 있는 활동을 하고 있습니다.
The 7th graders are currently studying how to write an imitation poem through virtual learning. An imitation poem is a poem that imitates the elements of a specific poem's form and its way of expression. Since it is our first time studying poetry in middle school, we are first looking into what poetry is and what it can contain. We are doing activities for experience that poetry is not difficult, but easy and fun writing.
- Mr. Kim
How teachers share and gather knowledge during e-learning time?
As we continue to work on e-learning, teachers have been searching for new ways to share and gather knowledge throughout the subjects. One great tool we’ve appreciated is Padlet. This week in Grade 7, while exploring and identifying exposition in novels, we used Padlet to show off both our skills and some favorite books. Through this activity, we also have a list of great books available and review by our own students. Great job, students! This activity exemplified student readership in CDS Middle School. I’m proud of you guys! Happy reading!
- Mr. Baker
Distance Learning Plan 3.16 - 3.20
[CDS MS Announcements & Reminders]
4/10 - G5-8 Math Kangaroo Competition @CDS
4/29-5/1 Experiential Learning Trips (Adventure Korea)
5/29 & 5/30 - CDS MS Musical 'Just One Heart'