The Jungle Beat
January 15, 2016
Our mission is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.
News and Notes
Hey Parents-Welcome Caroline Clark! She is our intern from Troy Univeristy and will be with us until March. After another week of observation, Ms. Clark will begin assuming the role of Lead Learner for different portions of our day. Ms. Clark has already begun working with children one on one and in small groups. Please see Ms. Clark's letter below. Attached to the letter is a media release form. We need one for all students in our class. Ms. Clark will need to attach pictures as documentation to her portfolio of the work she is doing. A copy of this letter was given out on Friday. Please return the signed release on Tuesday, January 19th. Ms. Clark shows great initiative and is an enjoyable addition to our family.
Welcome Ms. Clark to our family. Please take a few minutes to read her letter. Be sure to return a signed media release form that is at the end of her letter.
Ramps and Pathways Update
We've Got Mail-Ramps and Pathways Supplies Delivered to our Room
Questions From Students
Please be mindful that is is perfectly ok that not all learners had a question. These questions will guide our learning as we begin this project.
Caroline: How do balls bounce?
Madeline: How do we get balls?
Ean: How do footballs bounce?
Ben: How do soccer balls get hard?/How to get air in balls?
Sam: How do volleyballs bounce?/How to hold a football?
Zaylon: How do they make balls?
Olivia: How do basketball bounce?
Jake: How do they make balls?
Carl: How to make balls?
Madilynn: How do balls get deflated?
Jessie: How to make balls?
Cate: How to hit a volleyball?
Adiel: How to deflate a football?
Ismael: How to make ball?
Bailey: How do you throw a football?
Ball Project: Think + Innovate + Create
Learning Areas-Transitioning to Support Project Work
*Please consider donating any supplies for a construction site and small balls for the children to experiment with air pressure. We could also use a supply of pump needles and another hand pump.
Reading in Small Groups/Project Work
Writing: Persuasive Writing
Mrs. Collins Shares Snow Cone Activity
What's Coming up?
More information to come about 100th day activities. *We are in need of solo cups. We will be building cup towers and sculptures with 100 solo cups. We need enough cups to be able to have multiple groups.
-books about balls
-ice cream ball that you kick to make ice cream
-balls that can be used for various projects
-any construction items; including foam blocks, small hammers, hats, vest, etc
-a couple of golf balls
-small hand ball pump
-ball pump needles
Below is a link to an Amazon wish list that contains items to help us with our Ball Project
High Frequency Words.
This is an ongoing standard. The words accumulate. Consider looking at the link for ideas of ways to work with High Frequency words during the two week break. We will begin a new set of words when we return in January.
Already introduced: a, am, can, go, I, me, my, play, the, to, you, and,
blue, for, went, is, it in, little, red, yellow, look
Words Currently Working On:
-big, help, come, make, not, one, two, three, we, see, said
-where, jump, they, what, up, down, here, he, she, have, like
Ideas for High Frequency Word games to play with your learner at home.