The Jungle Beat
February 5, 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-Happy Valentine's Day! Our celebration time is Friday, February 12th at 1:20-2:05. I will send an email with a list of names of the learners in our family should you want to let your child participate in a valentine swap. I encourage you to let your child write the names. This is a great opportunity for an authentic need for writing. While doing this with your child, consider encouraging him/her to only capitalize the first letter of names and write the remaining letters lowercase. In addition to passing out valentines, we will be enjoying a frozen yogurt bar and a game on the day of our celebration. Mrs. Ingram has volunteered to come on Tuesday to do a special keepsake with the learners as well. In the What's Coming Up section of the newsletter is a link to a Sign Up Genius for a list of needed supplies for our celebration. Also, in this section is a list of dress up days for the PRS Random Act of Kindness Kickoff sponsored by community 8. Thank you for all you continue to do to make our days at PRS a success.
Ball Project Update
Think + Innovate + Create = Stay Tuned!
Yes We have a playground!
Learning Areas Support Project Learning and Provide Practice for Standards
A Slinky? In the Ball Pump Station?
What's Coming up?
*Parents I have added resources in FreshGrade for the standards I listed that we will be working on this week. Click on the standard and then "show" for the resources. I have included them here as well since this is something I have not been doing. My desire is for the resources to be there to help you either provide support to move your child toward their next level wether that be mastery or beyond. Also in resources may be a single picture of an activity that would apply to all children to further support the standard. I will be more intentional about this as I add evidence to your child's portfolio. There has been an upgrade to the way FreshGrade looks. I have included a snap shot of a memo explaining the new information.
High Frequency Game Ideas and Song:
PRS RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK
To gear up for National Random Acts of Kindness Day which is celebrated February 17th, our community 8 Respect Diversity Project Group is sponsoring a PRS Random Acts of Kindness Spirit Week next week, February 8th - 12th. We hope you will join us by spreading kindness throughout the Pike Road community!
K- Kickoff Random Acts of Kindness Week MONDAY
(Showing support for your favorite sports team.)
I- Inspire someone to by kind TUESDAY
(Dress as your favorite superhero and inspire others to be Kindness Superheroes.)
N- Neon bright WEDNESDAY
(Make the world a bright place by sharing kindness.)
D- Dive into kindness THURSDAY
(Dress in your favorite tropical wear or sea life as we dive into kindness.)
Friendly FRIDAY Twins Day
(Pair up with a friend and dress alike.)
Please be sure that you stay within our dress code guidelines throughout the week.
- Feb. 10th and 11th - Our soccer ball expert Mr. Stinson will be joining us.
- February 12th: PTSA Classic Cookie Fundraiser Due
- February 25th at 6:00 P.M.: PTSA General Membership Meeting/Multicultural Event (PRS Cafeteria)
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