From the Eagles Nest

Week of Sept 27th, 2021

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The Present - OFFICIAL

STEAM - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING,ARTS, MATH

We are still looking for donations for the WB STEAM lab to include, Q-tips, rubberbands, popsicle sticks, straws, string, paper plates, Zip-lock bags, etc.

Welcome to White Bluff’s LEGO Lab.

Currently, students in grades 1-2 are invited to the LEGO Lab at the recommendation of their teacher during Flex Time twice a month to engage in instructional LEGO builds. Master Builders in Grade 3 meet twice a month for large ongoing builds. In the photos, first and second graders learned about fire hydrant safety as we prepare for Fire Safety Month in October. Then students used picture directions to create a LEGO fire hydrant. Coming soon: Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to “get their brick on” beginning in January.

President's Education Awards Program (PEAP)

On September 17, 2021, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona congratulated the 2021 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients from 3 public schools in Chatham County. White Bluff is proud to announce that 22 White Bluff students received the Silver President's Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Two White Bluff fifth graders received the Gold President's Award for Academic Excellence over their entire elementary careers and demonstrating themselves as school leaders. Congratulations once again to the following:

Silver Recipients

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Gold Recipients

Zarius Walker

Nate Diah

What are we learning this week?

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PSI

Theme: All About Me!

Math Focus: Color- blue, Shape- square

Reading Focus: Letters Aa, Ff

AAC Core Words: go, where, in, on

Fine motor skill: puzzles

American Sign Language: sit, stand, on, where

Pre- Kindergarten

Math: Make a group of 3 and match the numeral to the number of objects in a group. Look at a numeral and count the number of objects in a group;How Many Questions with 4 or 5 objects

Reading: Nursery Rhymes, rhyming words, matching pictures of rhyming words

Social Studies:Finding similarities and differences between yourself and your family or others.


We've made 2 months in Pre-K!

Kindergarten

Math Topic H

MGSEK.CC.3 MGSEK.CC.4 MGSEK.CC.5

Lesson 33 I can match numbers to pictures of 10-1.

Lesson 34 I can count 10-1, by taking one less.

Lesson 35 I can arrange number towers from 10-1.

Lesson 36 I can model 1 less.

End of Module Assessment

ELA

Communities and Relationships/ Being a Friend

Reading

ELAGSEKRL1/RL4/RL7 ELAGSEKRI1/RI4/RI7

Quarter 1 Weeks 1‐10 Getting Started (WK 8)

-Monday – Mentor Text, The Pidgeon finds a Hot Dog! / Independent Writing

-Tuesday – Shared Writing, Thank you note / Conventions: Punctuating Powerfully

-Wednesday – Focus Lesson, What is the writing process? / Independent Writing, What

happened today?

- Thursday – Mentor Text Reread, comparing characters/ independent or Guided Journal Writing, story response

- Friday – Interactive Writing, The Pidgeon Finds a ___ / Whole Class Reflection

Reading wk 8

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

Traits writing p94-102

Writing

Practice writing letters

Name writing, sight words

Phonics- Unit 1 Week 8 Pp, Jj

Alphabet exploration, vowel letters

Letter- keyword- sound- drill

Skywrite- echo letter formation

Consonant vs vowel

SCIENCE

I can sort items according to their attributes. 2. I can observe, explore, describe, and compare the properties of objects and materials. 3. I can describe objects using their properties such as color, size, shape, weight, sinking, floating, magnetic attraction, flexibility, and the material the object is made out of.

Physical Attributes/Motion/ Force

What is is made of?

What is it made from?

First Grade

Math -Eureka Module 1, L24, 25, 26,27,28

Reading- Small groups, evaluate independence

ELA- Writing: Unit 1, W2

Read Aloud: My Truck is Stuck /

Wilson: Unit 2, Wk 2 / Spelling -ig

Science- Sources of Light/Shadows & Sources of Light

Second Grade

Math: Place Value

Reading :Asking and Answering Questions and Narrative Writing

Social Studies : Economics


Make sure your child arrives to school on time. Make sure your child's mask fits correctly and they wear it daily. MAP test results will go home this week.

Third Grade

Reading: Learning Target : RL3- Understanding what characters are like, and why they act the way that they do, can help you see how they drive what happens in a story./ Ask and Answer questions. What are strong questions? Using text to find the answer.


Math: Solve mixed word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters given in the same units./ Mid-Module assessment over Kilograms, Grams, Liters, Milliliters, time on a clock and number line.


ELA: Irregular Plural nouns, pronoun antecedent, concrete nouns, and abstract nouns.


Social Studies: American Indians of the Southwest and Plains region.


Science: S3E2 - Explain how fossils form and identify the requirements for a fossil to form.

Fourth Grade

Math

Students will be working on multiplication and division with a focus on solving word problems involving multiplicative comparisons. Students will also practice solving multistep word problems with whole-numbers using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Students are continuing daily practice of multiplying a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Students will Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


Reading

We will continue with the same reading standard but add this language standard to it.
ELAGSE4L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. d Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns(e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).


Science

This week students will be learning about what causes the seasons to change. Students will work to be able to construct an explanation of how the Earth’s orbit, with its consistent tilt, affects seasonal changes.


Please contact Mrs. Smith in the media center to check out a chrome-book for your scholar. Also please make sure that your child has school supplies everyday.

Fifth Grade

Math - This week we will focus on multiplying multi-digit whole numbers. There will be a quiz on Friday

Reading - Inferences from informational texts

Science - Animal Classification

Social Studies - Inventors


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All work can be accessed through Google Classroom

Gifted Education

Please have second grade gifted students wear or bring an old uniform shirt on Tuesday as we will be working with oil based crayons to create a Panamanian Mola for Hispanic Heritage Month.

If your child is in the gifted program at White Bluff, please click on his or her itsLearning gifted page to complete the student information sheet located in the right column.

From the Learning Commons

We are still accepting permission forms for students to be able to take home devices if,and when, necessary.


Scan the qr code to pull up the digital form. (I can send you that qr code since this form won't accept it). https://forms.gle/7te6zkjqXBZHYWeT9


Students with fines will need to pay their fines before we can issue them another device. Fines can be paid by going to our school website at the School Cash Online link.

IMPORTANT DATES

October 8 - Fall Break (Staff and Students)

October 11- Staff Planning - No School for Students

October 30- Science, Math, Health Fair

ArtsNOW and Georgia Tech CEISMC are presenting STEAM Saturdays for students in grades 4 through 8.

Our first STEAM Saturday is October 9th, 2021 from 9 am to noon on the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. Registration is now open! Animal Superheroes is the STEAM theme for the day and students will create their own Animal Superhero incorporating coding, dance, and visual arts to bring their animal to life.

For more information about STEAM Saturday, here is the link to Georgia Tech’s CEISMC website.

Home | Georgia Tech - Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing - Savannah Campus (gatech.edu)

In addition, here is the link to the Georgia Tech registration page for STEAM Saturday on October 9th.

https://apps.ideal-logic.com/ceismc?key=KJM2-8KRCD_WPG5-2H2G_f2072457

Looking forward to seeing your child(ren) at STEAM Saturday! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Covid Process

In order to keep up with all of the new information, we regularly adjust our COVID response process . We want to make the response process as simple and efficient as possible for our families. We also want to ensure that important information does not get lost in the shuffle the opportunities for important information to get lost in the shuffle. As a result, we are implementing the use of a new form. Please ensure you utilize this form as necessary. Please do not send your children to school if they are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms.
White Bluff Elementary Covid -19 Reporting Form

Covid - 19 Reporting for Families

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to first grade teacher, Mrs. Carter, our September Teacher of the Month.

Student of the Month

Congratulations to fifth grader, Brianna Hernandez - Bello, our September Student of the Month.

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Medication and Over the Counter Products

Parents and guardians are to bring ALL medication to the school. Students may never bring medication of any kind, including over-the-counter products, to school. (With a current doctor's order on file, Nurse may permit students to carry their Epi-pen or inhaler after checked in by the parent.)


Supply List

Please find our 2021-2022 Supply List


Uniform Guidelines

Please follow this link to find our Uniform Requirements.


Join PTA

Your voice is important, especially in these times when the world is changing moment to moment in the blink of an eye. The PTA is a strong voice that influences educational legislation. https://whitebluffpta.memberhub.com/store


FYI - GMAS Schedule

We are providing this information now so you will know. Please do not schedule any doctors appointments or vacation trips during this time.

All Eagles will take the GMAS this year and we are looking forward to receiving and using the data. Please ensure your child will be in school on these days.

Mathematics April 26

Reading and Writing April 27

Language Arts April 28

5th Science April 29

Makeups May 2

Apply for Lunch Benefits Today

Apply for Lunch Benefits Today

We are encouraging 100% participation for completing the lunch application before the deadline. Applications are ready to be completed: Click HERE for the lunch application