Stoney Creek News

January 7, 2022

From the Principal

Happy NEW YEAR!


Welcome back from a long break. We are looking forward to spending the next couple of months with your student, preparing them for the next grade. We have lots to accomplish and the lists are long, but together we can make amazing growth occur! Your student is up for the challenge and ready to rock out some amazing work.


Did you know? If they read, or listen to someone reading just 10-15 minutes each night their vocabulary will grow and so will their ability to put words together on their own to be a reader for life! Please make this a priority in your bedtime routines.


Report Cards for most classes will be coming home today! Please know that Attendance for your student might look crazy at this time, because we have had many factors for attendance and our PowerSchool portal counts 1/2 days as 1 absence. So please know that we monitor attendance carefully and if you are in jeopardy of truancy hearings we will be in touch with you way before the courts do. If you have questions regarding your students attendance, please reach out to Miss. Crystal or Mrs. Patin.


It is important to note that a score of 3 indicates that your child is demonstrating proficiency and is the standard score. The score of 4 is one that is reserved for rare instances where a child is FAR EXCEEDING classroom and grade level expectation. The learning targets that we provide for our young learners provide opportunities for students to meet expectation, but rarely for them to demonstrate complete mastery of a given standard. The grade of 0 is another addition to our report card. If there is an area where your child is putting forth no effort toward their learning we want to effectively communicate that with you as their families and this grade allows for that communication. If you have additional concerns, please email your child’s teacher. We look forward to updating their progress again in March at Parent Teacher Conferences.


As our staff works to close the many gaps caused by COVID, we have supports in place to help every child. You will get the MAP report which compares our students to students the same age across the nation. It also sets a goal for your student to achieve by the end of the school year. Our Title staff is ready to support teachers and students to make those achievements occur.


Mrs. Tiffany Jackson, Principal

Office: 254-5604

tjackson@cppschools.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

KINDERGARTEN REPORT CARD INFORMATION

RK & Kindergarten Specials Newsletter



MUSIC

During the first semester with Mrs. Hite, your RK/KINDERGARTEN music student has:

-Played instruments and beat buddies to the beat--ask me to sing, “Time for Music.”

-Differentiated between singing, speaking, whisper, shouting voice--ask me to sing, “Alligator Alarm!”

-Used dynamics with instruments and voice. Ask me to sing, “Grumpy Grizzly!”

-Developed listening skills through movement. Ask me to sing, “Tommy Thumb.”

-Demonstrated tempos through body movements--ask me to sing “Drive the firetruck.”

-Differentiated between Hi-Low and Loud-Soft in musical examples--ask me to sing, “Autumn Leaves.”

-Sang various holiday songs--ask me to sing, “I’m a Little Ghost,” ”We Cook Turkey,” “One Little Candle,” and “Christmas is Here.”

***Click here to access all kindergarten music for the year.****


ART

During the first semester with Mrs. Austin, your RK/KINDERGARTEN art student has:

  • explored a range of art materials! They have used crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, tempera paint and watercolors so far this year.

  • learned about the element of arts lines and shapes to create heart shaped collages.

  • learned about different types of lines and how to use them to draw. RK students used lines and shapes to draw polar bears while kindergarten students used lines and shapes to create mittens.

  • traced leaves found outside to make a leaf collage. We learned about geometric and organic shapes! We also learned how to use our watercolors safely and responsibly.

  • created texture to make Indian corn collages! We learned that texture is how something feels when you touch it.

  • After break, we will begin our ceramics unit!

REMINDER:

  • For more pictures and updates like us on Facebook at: @CPElementaryArt



PHYSICAL EDUCATION

During our first semester with Mr. Hamilton, your RK/Kindergarten physical education students has:


  • Developed movement skills through participation in games and skill related activities.

  • Showed appropriate behaviors and attitudes during activity.

  • Demonstrated basic activities, such as stretching, jumping on one/both feet, loco and non-locomotor skills (skip, gallop, hop, jump, slide, run, walk) from point A to point B.

    • Used these skills while practicing pathways/directions

  • Participated in low, organized games to develop social skills with others.

  • Learned multiple cooperative skills through partner and small group play.



SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

During First Semester with Mrs. VandenBerg, your Readiness Kindergartner and/or Kindergartner has:


  • Discovered and practiced Skills for Learning: Focus, Listen, Self Talk, Assertiveness

  • Focusing Attention: Using their eyes, ears, and brain to focus their attention on something

  • Repeating directions to yourself helps you to remember what to do

  • Using Self Talk (quietly talking to self or in their head) to stay on task and remember directions

  • Asking assertively when they need help from an adult and doesn’t know what to do

  • Naming feelings by looking at someone’s faces and body language

  • Empathy means feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling

  • We can have different or similar feelings as someone else about the same situations

  • An accident is when you do something you didn’t mean to do so it’s important to say so and apologize

  • Habit #1 - Be Proactive! “I’m in charge of me!”

  • For more pictures and updates like us on Facebook at: @CPElementarySEL


STEM

During the first semester with Miss Obetts, your READINESS KINDERGARTEN/KINDERGARTEN STEM student has:


  • Continued to develop mouse skills through websites and activities.

  • Discussed that technology is not limited to computers. It is used everywhere in today’s world.

  • Practiced citizenship skills and helped mentor classmates/students that may need assistance.

  • Introduced STEM activities to the students that involve sorting, counting, building, and racing.

  • Practiced alphabetical order and numbered order.

  • Learned how to make a prediction, and to test it.

  • Constructed many different things using the materials given.

  • Practice counting and comparing numbers.

  • Explored technology in different ways.


Visit our K-5 Website at https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/k-5webmix . Lots of helpful sites and videos.


Be sure to add CP STEM on Facebook for updates about what your child is doing in STEM class.


Also check out Miss Obetts’ Youtube Channel for a ton of different virtual STEM lessons!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMeU7repGZv7Bl00ahUFQQ

1st Grade REPORT CARD INFORMATION

First Grade Specials Newsletter


MUSIC

During the first semester with Mrs. Hite, your FIRST grade music student has:

-Moved between beat and rhythm on percussion--ask me to sing “Snail.”

-Used singing voice to show mastery of dynamics, tempo, and pitch--ask me to sing “Grandma’s Glasses.”

-Developed listening skills through echo singing--ask me to sing, “I Like Turkey.”.

-Demonstrated tempos through movements--ask me to sing, “Grand Old Duke of York.”

-Read and played half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests--ask me to sing, “Ho Ho Ho.”

-Analyzed a performance for concert etiquette--ask me to sing “Super Turkey.”

-Sang various holiday songs--ask me to sing: “Witch’s Cat” and “I like Santa.”

***Click here to access all 1st grade music for the year.***


ART

During the first semester with Mrs. Austin, your FIRST grade art student has:

  • explored a range of art materials! They have used crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, tempera paint and watercolors so far this year.

  • reviewed the element of arts lines and shapes to create hot air balloon collages.

  • created potato prints to make penguin bodies! They learned how to use tempera paint to add details to their penguins.

  • drew pumpkins using all their space and designed silly pumpkin faces using shapes. We practiced cutting and gluing safely and responsibly. They also created a bumpy texture with bubble wrap printmaking for their backgrounds!

  • drew cities using the element of art shape! They added lots of details to tell about their cities and fill all of their space.

  • After break, we will begin our ceramics unit!

REMINDER:

  • For more pictures and updates like us on Facebook at: @CPElementaryArt


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

During our first semester with Mr. Hamilton, First Grade physical education students has:


  • Followed specific instructions from the teacher while displaying appropriate behaviors and attitudes during activity.

  • Demonstrated motor skills of movement pattern used in a variety of physical activities, such as stretching, walking, running, skipping, galloping, tossing and bouncing.

  • Used equipment and supplies in an appropriate manner for physical education.

  • Shown experience with locomotor skills (run, skip, gallop, leap, hop, shuffle/slide), large group games, and small group activities.

  • Practiced skills for basketball & soccer (dribbling, passing, shooting, accuracy).

  • Learned new strategies for cooperative games.

  • Used all skills learned for SC Ninja Warrior



SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

During First Semester with Mrs. VandenBerg - your First Grader has:


  • Discovered and practiced Skills for Learning: Focus, Listen, Self Talk, Assertiveness

  • Focusing Attention: Using their eyes, ears, and brain to focus their attention on something

  • Repeating directions to yourself helps you to remember what to do

  • Using Self Talk (quietly talking to self or in their head) to stay on task and remember directions

  • Asking assertively when they need help from an adult and doesn’t know what to do

  • Naming feelings by looking at someone’s faces and body language

  • Empathy means feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling

  • We can have different or similar feelings as someone else about the same situations

  • An accident is when you do something you didn’t mean to do so it’s important to say so and apologize

  • Habit #1 - Be Proactive! “I’m in charge of me!”

  • For more pictures and updates like us on Facebook at: @CPElementarySEL


STEM

During the first semester with Miss Obetts, your FIRST grade STEM student has:

  • Continued to develop keyboarding and mouse skills through websites and activities.

  • Discussed that technology is not limited to computers. It is used everywhere in today’s world.

  • Made internet safety a priority.

  • Practiced citizenship skills and helped mentor classmates/students that may need assistance.

  • Developed teamwork skills by working in different groups or partnerships.

  • Constructed many different things using given materials.

  • Practiced counting, adding, and subtracting.

  • Built durable structures that could hold weight.

  • Predicted the outcome of experiments/situations.

  • Created something that could move.


Visit our K-5 Website at https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/k-5webmix . Lots of helpful sites and videos.


Be sure to add CP STEM on Facebook for updates about what your child is doing in STEM class.



Also check out Miss Obetts’ Youtube Channel for a ton of different virtual STEM lessons! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMeU7repGZv7Bl00ahUFQQ

2ND GRADE REPORT CARD INFORMATION

Second Grade Specials Newsletter


MUSIC

During the first semester with Mrs. Hite, your SECOND grade music student has:

-Moved between beat and rhythm on instruments--ask me to sing, “Whaddely Atcha.”

-Used singing voice and instruments to demonstrate mastery of dynamics, tempo, and pitch--ask me to sing “John Jacob Jingleheimer.”

-Developed listening skills through dance and echo singing--ask me to sing, “Doggie.”

-Demonstrated various tempos, dynamics, and pitch through body movements--ask me to sing “Crescendo” and “Presto.”

-Sang in solfege sol-mi songs and played xylophone accompaniment--ask me to sing, “Starlight.”

-Read and played half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rest--ask me to clap “ Icka Backa.”

-Sang various holiday songs--ask me to sing: “October Rocktober” and “I’m the Fastest Turkey.”

-Look for information about our 2nd grade show which will take place on April 28, 2021.

***Click here to access all 2nd grade music for the year.****


ART

During the first semester with Mrs. Austin, your SECOND grade art student has:

  • explored a range of art materials! They have used crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, tempera paint and watercolors so far this year.

  • reviewed the element of arts lines and shapes to create flower collages.

  • created snowmen or snowladies using the elements of art shape, color, and value. We learned how to create light and dark values using colored pencils.

  • drew pumpkins using all their space and added a bumpy texture by tracing their lines with glue. They added color with oil pastels and even learned how to blend to make lighter values.

  • learned how to use tempera paint to make a rough texture for some birch tree paintings!

  • After break, we will begin our ceramics unit!

REMINDER:

  • For more pictures and updates like us on Facebook at: @CPElementaryArt


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

During our first semester with Mr. Hamilton, your Second Grade physical education student has:


  • Displayed appropriate behaviors and attitude through participation in games and activities.

  • Used their muscles in a sequence of stretching and movement exercises. These exercises were followed by a series of locomotor movements using correct form.

  • Learned a variety of skills using a sequence, such as the overhand throw, dribbling and passing a basketball and soccer ball, push-ups, sit-ups and jumping jacks.

  • Practiced locomotor skills (run, skip, gallop, leap, hop, shuffle/slide) and large group games.

  • Skill practice for basketball (dribbling, passing, shooting).

  • Used all skills learned for SC Ninja Warrior (obstacle course)





Social Emotional Learning

During First Semester with Mrs. VandenBerg - your Second Grader has:


  • Discovered and practiced respectful skills for Learning: Focus, Listen, Self Talk, Assertiveness

  • Focusing Attention: Using their eyes, ears, and brain to focus their attention on something

  • Repeating directions to yourself helps you to remember what to do

  • Using Self Talk (quietly talking to self or in their head) to stay on task and remember directions

  • Asking assertively when they need help from an adult and doesn’t know what to do

  • Naming feelings by looking at someone’s faces and body language

  • Empathy means feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling

  • We can have different or similar feelings as someone else about the same situations, and we can respect those who feel differently than we do

  • Showing compassion by doing something kind or helpful for someone else

  • An accident is when you do something you didn’t mean to do so it’s important to say so and apologize

  • Habit #1 - Be Proactive! “I’m in charge of me!”

  • For more pictures and updates like us on Facebook at: @CPElementarySEL


STEM

During the first semester with Miss Obetts, your SECOND grade STEM student has:


  • Continued to develop keyboarding and mouse skills through websites and activities.

  • Performed Internet Site Searches- -Using toolbars and navigating websites.

  • Discussed that technology is not limited to computers. It is used everywhere in today’s world.

  • Began learning about the keyboard.

  • Realized that internet safety is a priority.

  • Practiced citizenship skills and helped mentor classmates/students that may need assistance.

  • Practiced counting and writing.

  • Followed specific instructions given to complete a task.

  • Introduced graphing and how to answer questions from them.

  • Worked with tangrams to determine different shapes.

  • Practiced adding and subtracting.

  • Predicted the outcome of experiments/situations.

  • Decomposed numbers in multiple different ways.

  • Introduced to graph paper and learned how to create a floor plan.

  • Constructed many different things using given materials.


Visit our K-5 Website at https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/k-5webmix . Lots of helpful sites and videos.


Be sure to add CP STEM on Facebook for updates about what your child is doing in STEM class.


Also check out Miss Obetts’ Youtube Channel for a ton of different virtual STEM lessons! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMeU7repGZv7Bl00ahUFQQ

School Calendar

January 3, 2022- School Resumes

January 21, 2022- 1/2 Day of School (we dismiss at 12:05 pm)

February 9, 2022- COUNT DAY

February 21, 2022- NO SCHOOL Mid Winter Break

March 11, 2022- 1/2 Day of school for students for Staff Professional Development

April 1-8, 2022 SPRING BREAK

April 11, 2022- School resumes

May 30, 2022- NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

June 2, 2022- 1/2 Day for students

*June 3, 2022- 1/2 day of school- The Last Day of School

*subject to change if snow days exceed the limit

FIELD TRIPS

***Safety Concern***

We are trying to include some field trips this year, but we need to remind you that it is very important that volunteers are careful NOT to take pictures of other children and post them on Social Media. We, as a school, know which students have authorization to post pictures of and if you are accompanying us on a trip you may only take photos of your own child. Thank you for helping to keep all our students safe, at all times, including fun field trips.