BOONE SCHOOL FAMILY NEWSLETTER
Dear Families and Friends of Boone School,
Congratulations--we have made it through the first quarter of the school year! Over the last 10 weeks, students have been hard at work to make the most of this quarter, and I hope you have had the opportunity to come in for a Parent Morning or other event to connect with your students' learning experiences.
We have a wonderful month of celebration and community engagement events coming up. I hope you will join us for Parent-Teacher-Student Conference Day on 11/14/18, as well as join us in celebrating the many talents of our students at the Boone Variety Show in the evening of 11/19.
November also has a way of filling us with gratitude, and I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on all for which we have to be thankful. I hope you have a wonderful Fall, and thank you for your continued support!
Jackie Delaney, Principal
EXPRESSIVE ARTS SHARING DAYS
Throughout the year our students will be performing and sharing what they are learning in our Expressive Arts classes. These dates are also listed on our Boone Google calendar on our website. Your students’ performance will take place at their regularly scheduled Expressive Arts time. Check in with any of the ExArts teachers for more details closer to each upcoming show date: Nov 28, Jan 23, Mar 13, May 6, June 6
- Kindergarten students learned the three tools of an actor (body, voice, imagination) through games, exercises, and songs.
- They acted out the story of The Gingerbread Man with guided instruction from Mr. Hines
- Second grade students practiced using the three tools of an actor (body, voice, imagination) through games, exercises, and songs.
- They participated in a mini-audition process to be cast for the character they wanted to play.
- Students acted out the story of Strega Nona, rehearsed, and presented for Sharing Day.
- Fourth grade students were introduced to the elements of tableau and practiced creating them in small groups throughout the class.
- Several tableaux were created to tell the life cycle and were enhanced by providing music along with stylized movement.
- Fifth grade students were introduced to the basics of improvisation and developed an understanding of the tenets of performing improvisation.
- Students were coached on how to present themselves on stage using the concept of stage presence to start their scenes.
- Students were introduced to the concept of using their diaphragm to project there voices on stage without the use of a microphone.
- Kindergarten dance is an introduction to the elements of dance: body, space, time and energy.
- Student dance focuses on the importance of teamwork in dance through a unit on square dancing.
- Student dance focused on using emotions in dance performance and beginning choreography skills, through the study of Lester Horton and Alvin Ailey.
- Student dance focused on dance composition techniques and the study of the pioneers of modern dance.
- Kindergarten music focused on using four different voices: whisper, talking, shouting, and especially singing! Students also focused on being performers by singing songs in front of an audience.
- Second grade music explored the pentatonic tone set, matching vocal parts to accompaniments on percussion instruments, and singing traditional American patriotic music.
- Fourth grade music explored improvisation on the recorder. Students created a dance to go with a silly song, then added instrument parts to match the song. Students also focused on teamwork by learning a version of a Maori Clapping Haka.
- Fifth grade worked on singing vocal music with various harmony parts and learned basics on the Ukulele.
- Students created and conceptualized drawings of animals, friends, balloons, cats, and traced leaves.
- They drew real sunflowers and created beautiful still life designs, just like “Sunflowers” created by the artist Van Gogh.
- Students built community through their drawings of a soccer ball, “ALLS ABOUT ME.”
- They shared their images proving we have more in common than what makes us different.
- Students used their imaginations to produce colorful cityscapes and created sketches for the mosaic grant.
- Students created an “ALL ABOUT ME “ drawing of a tee shirt which highlighted their commonalities.
- They submitted illustrations for the Boone Mosaic grant.
- They focused on the elements of art and started a new design for a multi medium fantasy forest painting.
VISUAL JOURNALISM….MS HEINICHEN
- Students conducted themselves as news media and told their stories in front of a camera. Using video, images and audio, they gave meaning to what they experienced within a square mile of their neighborhood.
- Technology students learned Microsoft Word and continue to practice typing through activities.
- Technology students received their google accounts and explored the Google apps through various assignments / activities.
- Technology students created a destination web page using html Tags in Notepad.
- First and third grade students have fun learning computer programming in a creative and imaginative way.
“WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA….”
Just imagine you’re learning to read….windows to the world outside have opened, you now have a place to go and a safe place to dream. The First graders at Boone Elementary are in this magical place. They are learning that reading helps you understand and to feel understood. They want to share their ideas.
MS GRAMATIS’ CLASS
MS SORO’S CLASS
Good storytelling starts with ourselves...
MS MARTINEZ’S CLASS
Shining Light on their ideas through a poetic rhythm…
ARTS INTEGRATION... Science meets Dance
Students have been exploring the functions of the systems in the human body. They have specifically explored the organs in each system and how they work together to maintain homeostasis within each system. Some of the systems that were explored with the Arts lesson were respiratory, skeletal, circulatory/cardiovascular, integumentary, and the nervous system.
MS SPEARS - Dance
Students were challenged to create a movement phrase or dance that demonstrated their understanding of the body system and how it functions.
KIDS AND KITES FESTIVAL Sunday, November 4th
Attend the Kids and Kites Festival on Sunday, November 4th ! Warren Park's Advisory Council is hosting their first annualkite fly in the park's field at the corner of Pratt and Western. Buy, design, and bring your kites to the park ($2.00 beginner kite) ; We'll all be flying from 11:00am-3:00pm.
PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT CONFERENCE DAY Wednesday, November 14th
The CPS elementary school Parent-Teacher-Student Conference Day (formerly known as "Report Card Pick Up Day) is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/14/18. Students do not attend classes on this day. Please note that the hours will be 11:30-3:00PM, and 4:00-6:30PM. Teachers will NOT be available from 3:00-4:00 PM. We hope to see you there!
PICKET PAINTING PARTY - Wednesday, November 14th
Boone’s 7th and 8th Grade Students are going to Washington, DC in the Spring!!
In order to help defray the cost of the trip, Boone is having a special fundraiser. We will be selling individual pickets for our PICKET FENCE FUNDRAISER! Students, Families, Community Members can purchase a picket and join us for our First Annual Picket Painting Party on Wednesday, November 14! The Painted Pickets will be displayed around the Boone Playground. Join us for a fun, memorable, and an expandable fundraiser that will last for years and years.
Pickets are $10 each. Students will receive a fundraiser form from their teacher.
WINTER IS COMING....
Please be sure to have students dress warmly and wear coats, hats, scarves, and mittens as necessary once the winter weather arrives. Students all have daily outdoor recess unless there is rain or the temperature or wind chill drops below 20 degrees.
SEND A SHOUT OUT....
Is there someone at Boone who you would like to recognize for their hard work, kindness, or other awesome quality? Please click here on the Boone Community Shout-Out form to take a moment to acknowledge that person. Your message may appear in the next newsletter or on a bulletin board in the school!
PHYLLIS BARBER - School Nurse
Nurse Barber is here with us at Boone working as a full time assistant to Nurse Dennis through December. In January she is going to school to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. When she isn’t at school taking care of us, she is spending time with her 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Nurse Barber, an avid Church-goer, also enjoys watching suspense movies in her free time.
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Below are some important events that are coming up. You can also always check for updates with our Boone Google calendar that is found on our homepage at www.boone.cps.edu.
Nov 1 - Last Day of 1st Quarter
Nov 2 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workshops)
Nov 6 - Election Day, REGULAR SCHOOL DAY (Polling in Gym)
Nov 7 - BAC/PAC Meeting, 8:30AM
Nov 7 - LSC Meeting, 4:30PM
Nov 12 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans’ Day
Nov 14 - NO Classes for Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Day: 11:30AM-3:00 & 4:00-6:30PM
Nov 14 - PICKET PAINTING PARTY: 11:30AM-3:00 & 4:00-6:30PM
Nov 16 - 5th/6th Grade Parent Celebration, 1:30PM
Nov 19 - Boone Variety Show, 5:00PM
Nov 21-23 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 - ExArts Sharing Day (K-6)
Dec 5 - Science Fair (6th-8th grade)
Dec 11 - International Show, 5:00PM