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From the CSA
There will be a 1:00 dismissal on February 13 and no school on February 16. Enjoy the extended weekend!
Monthly Board of Education Meeting
The monthly Board of Education meeting will take place on February 17 at 7:00 in the LAC Library. The agenda will be posted on our website.
PARCC Parent Night
Join Superintendent Eitner on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 in the LAC Library for a Parent PARCC night. The basics and some sample questions will be covered.
Monthly Board of Education Meeting
In Ms. Arrizon's Class...
PK – 2ND grade students learned to read aloud in Spanish. PK is continuously singing, reading, and writing syllables. Kindergarten - 2ND students are reading the magazine Let’s Find Out in Spanish. Students also listen to Spanish music while they are dancing, playing, and working. All the videos we watch and dances we do are on the virtual classroom. When the class reaches 10 stickers on their sticker chart, they get to play beísbol inside the classroom, or they get to try a snack from a Spanish-speaking country- most recently it was Quinoa.
3RD & 4TH grade students created Google presentations about a Spanish-speaking country. While learning about the countries they selected, they also gained and applied their knowledge of: researching skills, inserting videos, copyright policies; shortcuts for: adding and deleting slides, adding and deleting text boxes, dragging and dropping images, scrolling using the mouse and the arrow keys, and basic steps to solving problems with technology as they arose. Sample presentations are on the teacher webpage; just click the 3RD – 5TH Grade tab.
5TH grade students created Google presentations and recycled instruments from Spanish-speaking country. At the beginning of the marking period the class discussed their options and decided, unanimously, that they would like to explore instruments from their Spanish-speaking country. The class watched a video about the Landfill Harmonics from Perú. Then, they researched their instruments and created them out of everyday objects. Sample presentations, the picture of the instruments, and the “jam session” video are on the teacher webpage under the 3RD – 5TH Grade tab.
6TH- 8TH grade students created Fakebook pages about a historical person from the Spanish-speaking country they chose. Each week their DO NOW was to guess the gender, place of birth, and five things the historical person did. Then, they had to look up, discuss, and write down actual facts about that person. Some of the historical people were: Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar “El Cid”, Salvador Dalí, and Rigoberta Menchú. Sample Fakebook pages are on the teacher webpage under the 6TH – 8TH Grade tab.
In Ms. Williams' Class...
In Math, third grade and fourth grade have been working hard to memorize their multiplication facts. Each student is building his or her own ice cream cone to track their progress. As the students master each times table, they get to add to their individual ice cream cone. Once every student in class has built the entire ice cream cone, we will have an ice cream sundae party to celebrate their accomplishment!
In Science, third grade has been learning all about animals and how they depend on their environments and each other in order to survive. The students are currently working on creating a food chain. Fourth grade has been discussing potential and kinetic energy. They experimented on different sports balls to see which ball had the greatest kinetic energy.
In Mrs. Sherman's Class...
In 5th grade, students are studying the Earths parts. They certainly had fun creating their "Earth Apples". 6th grade is working on landforms and writing about the life cycle of their PET Rock. Some of the stories are just precious. 7th grade is working on Osmosis and Diffusion . They seem very shocked to see the permeable tea bag gets Darker everyday. As for 8th grade They are learning about clouds not the ones in the sky but ELECTRON CLOUDS. They are finding out that there are so many elements in their body and the clouds are amazing.