Options Program | June 2022
A Word From Dr. Aviva Ebner, Acting Director of Options Learning
It has been my privilege to directly work with the Options coordinators, supervising teachers, and many families while serving as Acting Director. I have seen first-hand the hard work our education partners put in, whether it is coordinators providing support for staff and families, supervising teachers providing resources and support for families, or families working closely with staff and long hours with their scholars. I will use that experience to help drive continuous improvement and support for our fabulous Options Program in my continued role as Assistant Superintendent & Chief Academic Officer. After a rigorous process, we hired a new Director of Options Learning and will share “all things Compass” with him over the summer. I am excited to see so much growth in our scholars this year.
We look forward to a successful close to this school year. Enjoy your summer!
Loud and Proud,
Dr. Aviva Ebner,
Acting Director of Options Learning Program
What's Been Happening in Options?
It has been a successful final quarter of the school year for Compass scholars and staff. We are proud of all the amazing work done throughout the year and look forward to an amazing 2022-23 school year. We hope you all enjoy reading about our Compass family in the articles and pictures shared below and celebrate all that has been accomplished this year.
Middle School scholars of Mrs. Marroquin have been using multiple ways of demonstrating their learning objectives.
Zoe G, a kindergarten scholar of Mrs. Perea, has been working on the layers of the ocean and studying what is along the ocean floor. She created and wrote her ocean art to demonstrate her learning.
A scholar finds ways to explore living things in real-life exploration. This high school scholar enjoys studying the lifecycle of a butterfly, observing and raising them through their cycle of living. Extending his learning outdoors has been a real adventure for him.
Lexie E., a 3-grade scholar, and Lomax E., a first-grade scholar of Ms. Fowler, have been learning about tables and graphs to represent typical weather conditions for a given season. They worked to develop the ability to describe climates in different regions. They created a weather station to track all of their learning, as shown in this work sample.
Sunny T., a 4-Grade scholar of Mrs. Kasper, has been learning about the qualities of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. He described in this work sample two qualities that they each possess. Sunny discussed changes in the Earth’s landscape over time using evidence found in rock formations and fossils in rock layers.
Scholars in Mrs. Lee’s Daily TK-2 homeroom class are almost the end of the alphabet (W!) this week and last. They are also learning stories and types of weather with Ms. Rebecca, and they did some graphing how often they have been experiencing weather in the past week with Ms. Danielle. Since we are all over California, the results are far more interesting than doing it in one place!
A first-grade scholar of Mrs. Kasper has loved learning songs from Harry Potter and The Mandalorian. She's had two recitals and is practicing for her third! Here she is practicing the violin!
Mrs. Jacob’s scholars have been busy this month! They have looked at topics ranging from igloos to rainforests and lots of others in between. In addition, her 4 and 5 graders finished the novel “Pax,” and her younger group finished “I Survived the American Revolution.” She has such enthusiastic scholars this year; they are making tremendous progress!
Audrey has been learning about the layers of the rainforest with Ms. Rebecca and Ms. Danielle.
Dr. Harris’ scholar, Terrence H., has been working diligently this school year. In addition to completing all his 7-grade courses, he is also taking Middle School Electives like Animation and Coding (MS Technology). She has watched him navigate through obstacles, as well as his Mother overcoming health issues. Terrance is doing exceptionally well, and Dr. Harris believes his motivation and excitement to learn is a beacon of light and hope for not only his Mom but also his supervising teacher. He recently created a game in his Coding class. His teacher watched him build this game from beginning to end as he submitted work samples and scratch markups during the semester and school year. It is inspiring to see the final outcome as well as play it! Dr. Harris is very proud of Terrence and can’t wait to see what he comes up with in the coming years!
A first-grade scholar of Ms. Marroquin is studying grouping or classifying animals.
My name is Denise Dotres, and I’m the mother of two wonderful daughters, Camila (5) and Andrea (almost 2). Camila is in the TK Options Program with Compass, and we couldn’t be happier! She loves dancing, singing, doing science experiments, and playing with her little sister.
Deciding to homeschool was nerve-wracking, but Compass made it easy. Our supervising teacher, Ms. Abi, has always been there to answer questions, reassure me when I was doubtful, and make this experience enjoyable. Our greatest joy is having a front-row seat in her learning. The time we spend as a family is something we will always cherish. Thank you, Compass!
Meet Jeanne Richardson, Options Supervising Teacher!
My name is Jeanne Richardson, and I am an Options Supervising Teacher. I have been part of the Compass Family since January 2020. After years of teaching online and homeschooling my own five children, Compass was a perfect fit for me when I returned to full-time teaching. After more than 30 years of teaching in every modality, I would like to remind learning coaches to keep their eye on the big picture. The goal of molding a contributing member of society is more about character than curriculum or academics. It has been my experience that good character facilitates the best learning.
I have a large family, and I come from a large family. I have five sisters and 45 nieces and nephews. I love to cook and bake, and I am proud that all of my kids caught my same love for making great food. We often have the privilege of serving at Camp JOY which serves foster children in the San Diego area. I usually bake 4,000+ chocolate chip cookies a year for the campers!
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