Education Director's Newsletter
A message from the Director
Each year, the Idaho State Department of Education conducts student, parent, and staff engagement survey for each school. Students will take their surveys in class next week. Parents, please click here to access your survey. These surveys are required as part of Idaho’s accountability system. Thank you in advance for completing this survey.
Reports Cards Will be Sent Home on Monday
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's report card, please do not hesitate to reach out to their teacher.
Dr. Seuss Week
Classroom March Happenings
ELA - Students will be finishing up their weather narratives and sending home videos of the students sharing their story. They will celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America with lots of fun activities and will complete their monthly Istation assessment.
Math: Students are wrapping up the chapter on Numbers to 20.
Skills Block: Students will work on/review CVC words and short vowels
High frequency words: at, has, is, it, was, his, for , or, by, by, are, with, and will.
Students are looking forward to starting their next module on Trees Are Alive!
First Grade: 1st Grade will be finishing their narrative poems and paintings about "What the sun sees" to complete their Sun, Moon and Stars module and then will dive into Module 3. In this module, students build their literacy skills as they engage in an in-depth study of birds’ bodies. The module focuses on big ideas derived from the Science Standards: Animals have physical features that help them survive; and animals behave in ways that help them survive.
Second Grade: Second grade is finishing up their module 2 on paleontology. Students have loved studying fossils, dinosaurs and famous paleontologists. Students will wrap up their learning by writing a narrative from the perspective of a paleontologist discovering a fossil for the first time. Students worked on peer editing and revising with their writing partners.1st Grade will be finishing their narrative poems and paintings about "What the sun sees" to complete their Sun, Moon and Stars module and then will dive into Module 3. In this module, students build their literacy skills as they engage in an in-depth study of birds’ bodies. The module focuses on big ideas derived from the Science Standards: Animals have physical features that help them survive; and animals behave in ways that help them survive.
Math In math we will look at the order of operations, and how it can be applied to real-life scenarios.
English Language Arts/Science
In both English Language Arts and science we will be reading and learning about biodiversity in the rainforest. Our science portion is filled with science experiments and activities.
Students will examine the causes of the Civil War. This unit is filled with hands-on learning experiences as we look at the challenges our nation faced during this time.
Mrs. Lawson's Sixth Grade Math: Mrs. Lawson's 6th grade math is beginning a project to write a book about fractions. Students have chosen jobs they feel they could be considered an expert consultant on: writing, putting ideas into words, art and graphics, layout and design, research, and project management. They will be beginning this project on March 1 with an anticipated completion date of March 25. The book will be written for a 5th grade audience and published upon completion as a contribution to the HCC Library.
Music: K-2 is continuing to learn and work on singing together and alone, differentiating beat and rhythm, and learning the note names on the staff.
3rd grade has begun working on the piano and learning note names!
4th grade is continuing to work on the piano and has been improvising pentatonic melodies.
5-8 all have been assigned a melody composition assignment, which will be presented this week.
Students are peer editing and revising their narratives with their writing partners.
First Grade Maker Space
First graders are busy working together to build an assigned structure.
Mrs. Lawson's 7th Grade Math Class
Mrs. Lawson’s 7th grade math is beginning to work with algebraic expressions. This introductory lesson is using sorting tiles with various terms that have different variables, signs, and powers.
Fifth Graders create winter themed projects
The fifth graders have had a wonderful time exploring outside in winter and -creating winter-themed art projects
4th Grade Music
A group of fourth grade students practice their violins during music class.
More 4th Grade Music
The fourth graders are enjoying the piano lab!
Fifth Graders create winter themed projects
HCC Foundation and Parent Crew News
HCC Annual Gala Updates
- The next Gala Planning Committee meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 2 at 6:30 at the school. If you would like to join us virtually, please email email@example.com for the link
- Class Gala Baskets: To help make this year’s Gala & Auction a success, each class will be putting together a basket with a fun, unique theme to be raffled/auctioned at the Gala. Information about these class baskets will be coming home this week!
- For more information or to purchase tickets to the Gala on April 15, please visit haydencanyoncharter.org/gala
Parent Crew Meeting
Parent Crew's next virtual meeting will be held on Monday, March 8 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to join! To receive the link to the meeting and be notified of future meetings and volunteer opportunities, please email Parent Crew at HCCParentCrew@gmail.com and/or join us on Facebook in the HCC Parent Crew group.
Calendar of Events
March 4- Module Presentation Videos sent home, ( you may have already received a video).
March 8- Report Cards sent home.
March 29-April 2- Spring Break