This Week at Albion

Check out below for the topics we will be covering this week

Autism Awareness Month

We will be promoting Autism Awareness Month at Albion Middle School this April. Approximately 1 in 68 children are diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. Autism effects an individuals communication, social/emotional skills, and behavior. The cause of autism is unknown. We will be promoting awareness this month by creating posters, handing out facts, and lighting it up blue!

Friday April 15th: Wear Blue to Support Autism Awareness

Friday Aprils 22nd: Autism Awareness Poster Contest

Friday Aprils 29th: Find an Autism Awareness Fact Contest

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The Week of April 11th-15th

Language Arts:

New Standards we will cover this week:
L.68.4c Select a picture or object that matches the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., rainy day, delicious food).
SL.68.6b Communicate multiple ideas or information specific to the purpose or audience

Previously addressed standards we will continue to refine:
SL.68.5c Choose drawings, objects or other visuals to enhance a presentation.
W.68.6c With guidance and support, use technology, including the Internet, to compose a simple sentence.

Math: Unit Fractions

Cooking: Breakfast (Blueberry Muffins and Omelettes)

Transition: Internet Safety

Music: Review Music Genres

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Art: Artist Study: Edvard Munch

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SeaWorld Interview

Friday, April 22nd, 9pm

11109 Webster Road

Strongsville, OH

We will be participating in a Skype Interview with SeaWorld .

The topics we go over are as follows:

· Adaptations (characteristics that help killer whales survive)

· Husbandry (medical procedures that help the trainers to care for the whales)

· Training (how to train, why it’s important)

· Enrichment (toys and positive reinforcement)

· Q & A (student questions)

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Early Release Day

Tuesday, April 26th, 2pm

11109 Webster Road

Strongsville, OH

Busch Gardens Cheetah Encounter

Monday, May 16th, 9pm

11109 Webster Road

Strongsville, OH

We will receive an opportunity to meet cheetah trainers through an interactive, virtual field trip. Through Skype, students will get the opportunity to ask questions about feeding, growth, habitats, etc.