Updates about ALPHA from Mrs. Casey
News from ALPHA
We have had a fabulous start to the New Age of Exploration~~Sailing to Innovation. I hope by now you've heard about some of the fun activities we have done so far. I thoroughly enjoyed as students shared out their "explorer-flies" as most students put forth a lot of creative and thoughtful effort during the project.
Our focus right now is exploring ancient civilizations to discover their innovations. Examples have been the Mesopotamians (Sumerians) and their contribution to writing, math, and technology. ALPHA innovators even examined soap and discussed ways we could possibly make it better. There were unique and innovative ideas floating around.
Now our focus turns towards the Mayans. Students will begin discovering the Mayan contributions to innovation. We'll be creating Mayan hieroglyphics and discussing their innovative ways of using corn.
San Antonio Missions Archaeology Day
Archaeology Day, 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mission San José hosts free hands-on activities, exhibits, and demonstrations for the whole family. Activities will emphasize techniques, information learned from digs/artifacts found at the missions, importance of preservation, and future archeology planned for the park.
Co-sponsors are the UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures and Legacy Program, Southern Texas Archeological Association, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Office of Historical Preservation, Texas Historical Commission's Casa Navarro, San Antonio River Authority, and Southwest Texas Archeology Society, as part of Texas Archeology month.
See flyer below:
This is our ALPHA schedule:
8:00-11:00 4th Grade
11:00-12:30 3rd Grade
8:00-11:00 5th Grade
11:00-12:30 3rd Grade
12:30-2:30 1st/2nd Grades
8:00-10:30 1st/2nd Grades
11:00-2:30 5th Grade
8:00-11:00 3rd Grade
11:00-2:30 4th Grade
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Supplies for ALPHA Class
1 1/2" or 2", 3 ring binder
(I have binders, but you are welcome to use your own)
5 tab dividers
(I have tab dividers, but again, you are welcome to use your own)
Pencil pouch to fit in binder rings
3 sharpened pencils
After the first class session, students will receive "Good Karma" stamps on their cards which I keep in class. They will receive one "karma" stamp for having their binder, one for having sharpened pencils ready to go, and one for having a parent signature on their "Captain's Log" newsletter. Once the whole class has a "Good Karma" card completed, they will get rewarded with a Discovery School related video.
How to Contact Me
Mondays/Tuesdays/some Fridays: Kay Franklin
Wednesdays/Thursdays/most Fridays: Scarborough
I can be reached the quickest via email:
Or you may call me at:
Kay Franklin 210-398-1740 x3102