This Week In Room 411
Week of December 7, 2015
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Trapezoid Tables Needed
SPECIALS SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
Sparkle and Clubs are meeting. Any questions, please call the office.Monday, December 7th
- O-Day: Computers
- Full Band
Tuesday, December 8th
- M-Day: PE/Music
- Full Band
- Hour of Code with High School Science class
Wednesday, December 9th
- E-Day: Art
Thursday, December 10th
- T-Day: Library/Counselor
Friday, December 11th
- Vocabulary Packets are due.
- Vocabulary Test
WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS WEEK
Hour of Code
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code is a statement that Starside Elementary is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.
This is a chance to change the future of education in De Soto.
See http://hourofcode.com/in for details, and help spread the word.
This week students will continue to read informational texts about European exploration in North America. We have begun reading Pedro's Journal. Our focus during the novel will be on figurative language (focus on similes and metaphors), summarizing a text, and understanding how a character responds to a challenge.
This Friday the Greek/Latin roots vocabulary packet is due as the test is this Friday.
Most days students will be able to finish their math practice in class. However, at home they could work on math facts, either through flashcards or www.xtramath.org. In addition, spend ten to fifteen minutes on www.frontrowed.com to practice our current concepts. If your child has mastered the ones for Numbers Base Ten, then move on to geometry as this is often one that interests students and one they can accomplish independently. Any time your child is requesting more math opportunities, direct them to this site. They are familiar with it.
So many parents have already signed up. Please consider doing so if you haven't already. Remember that students earn a free mechanical pencil when a parent enrolls in the messaging service.