Eagles' Voice Newsletter
Clayton Ridge Schools: April 2020
Where Excellence is the Tradition
Resources for CR Families
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
2020-21 Preschool Application/Registration
Due to the COVID19 issue, we were unable to hold our annual Preschool Application process on-site this year . Application forms have been mailed out to parents who have called to register their child this past week. If you did not receive the application through the postal service, please e-mail Mrs. Balk, email@example.com. We would like all applications to be returned no later than May 15th.
As most of you know we were unable to hold our Kindergarten Registration processes last month due to our current circumstances. Parents of prospective kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year can expect a packet of information and forms to be sent out the week of April 27. Please take the time to review the information and return the necessary paperwork. We ask that this paperwork be completed and returned by May 15. If you know of someone who has an upcoming kindergarten student that did not receive a packet, please have them e-mail Mrs. Balk, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive a packet please do not hesitate to e-mail or call the school and leave a message.
CR Class of 2020
River Park Cruise for Seniors
Celebrate our senior class by cruising River Park Drive & checking out the senior photos. Please leave the signs until further notice. More plans are in the works. Feel free to add balloons or your special touch by your signs. We would like to thank Fidelity Bank for making this possible. We appreciate it so much!
Light Up Iowa
Optional Activities for Enrichment
Hello CR parents and families!
As students are currently taking a break from the classroom we would like to make you aware of the many free online resources (such as ebooks, activities and more) that are available to your student, should you choose to use them at home. This list is purely OPTIONAL, but your student is probably familiar with many of them from prior use at school. Many of these websites are fun, interactive and provide feedback to guide the learning process.
Access all of these resources with this link: https://tinyurl.com/CRresources20
Note* the Keystone Online Resources are purchased by Keystone AEA 1 and provided to students and schools in the AEA1 area at no cost.
Teacher Websites (In alphabetical order)
Mrs. Cano's Suggested Websites
Spanish stories or Spanish songs daily on Google Classroom for students to practice.
Use the following websites for practice:
senorwooly.com (they have accounts)
garbanzo.io (see Google Classroom for sign up instructions)
http://iculture.emcp.com, pick the corresponding language, and enter the password ICULTURE4U
Mrs. DeGidio's Suggested Websites
Grammar and Paragraph Practice - http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/index.htm
Grammar Practice - https://chompchomp.com/menu.htm
Vocabulary Practice - https://freerice.com/
Vocabulary Practice - https://playknoword.com/
Review of ANY concept - http://www.braineos.com/search/decks
Fun Trivia on ANY topic - https://www.sporcle.com/
Mrs. Connelly and Mrs. Palmer's 3rd Grade Suggested Websites
First in Math: https://www.firstinmath.com/
Student's user names and passwords are in the front of their planners.
Type to Learn: http://www.claytonridge.k12.ia.us/en/elementary_school/
User name: student last name + their lunch #
Password: Their lunch number
Spelling City: https://www.spellingcity.com/users/kconnelly
Mrs. Mackey's Suggested Websites
Middle School Social Studies websites for online learning:
Social Studies Games - http://interactivesites.weebly.com/social-studies.html
Mr. Mueller's Suggested Websites
Mr. Pfaffly's Website
Mr. Radcliffe's Suggested Websites
Ms. Streich's Suggested Websites
IXL for Math (Science and Social Studies are now free as well)
Mrs. Werges' Suggested Website
My Access - an online writing activity.
Username is first name last name, no capital letters. EX: john smith Password is lunch code.
All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have used this and know how to use it for improving writing skills. Mrs. Werges has assigned a prompt to work on for extra practice
Iowa Immunization Law Requirements
2020-2021 District Calendar
Earth Day Celebrations
Do you know what every human being has in common? The Earth! Happy Earth Day 2020!!!
Clayton Ridge teachers challenged CR students with an optional Earth Day project. The challenge included researching Earth Day and then completing a project or activity celebrating the earth with your family. Students were encouraged to document the activity with a photo or video and send it to their teacher to be posted and shared on CR Facebook.
We posted a few of the submissions yesterday, here are lots more! We'll continue to add to the post as submissions are received. Way to celebrate Earth Day Clayton Ridge! We are so proud of you!
Natalie’s Earth Day activity - creating a “nature person."
Ellie created her own "Nature Person" on Earth Day 2020!
Kaja and Kena with lots of help from their dog Kona are celebrating Earth Day by picking up garbage by their creek.
5th Grader Ashlyn making pine cone feeders to celebrate the Earth!
Tyler and Abby picking up litter on the roadside ditch. Thank you for keeping the earth clean!
Mrs. Connelly's preparing to get her yard ready for spring and Earth Day 2020!
Earth Day activity for Mrs. Lawrence - planting squash seeds!
Tyler and his mom keeping the earth clean on Earth Day 2020!
Third-grader Lainey created a fun "Nature Face" on Earth Day 2020!
The Thomas girls along with Mrs. Thomas cleaned up one of their favorite places to fish and kayak on Earth Day 2020.
Avery's Earth Day "Nature Person" was lots of fun!
Third-grader Jonah created a "Nature Person" as a fun Earth Day activity!
Addison made a "Nature Person" complete with a dress, arms, and legs to celebrate Earth Day. She and her family also made bird feeders and planned an indoor starter garden to plant outside when the weather gets warmers.
Sofia's "Nature Person" for Earth Day 2020!
Delaney created a "Surfer Girl" nature person for an Earth Day activity.
Digital Learning and Iowa History
Mrs. Mackey's social studies classes have been exploring Iowa history the past three weeks using online learning, and 7th grader Zean Pik found this unbelievable picture! The caption reads: "A tornado producing high winds turns a large barn on its side in 1931. Iowa ranks sixth in the United States for tornado frequency." Here is the website in case you would like to explore more Iowa history pictures: http://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/artifacts
3rd and 4th Grade Virtual Field Trip to Iowa Dairy Center
The Clayton Ridge third grade classes usually go to the Iowa Dairy Center in Calmar for an end of the year trip. Since they were not able to attend this year in person, they were invited to a virtual field trip on April 24. Fourth graders enjoyed the trip so much last year, that they were also invited. Many 3rd and 4th grade students “attended” online today. #EaglesLearning #EaglePride #UdderlyAwesome
Comments from students:
"Natalie and I liked watching how the sprayer worked to clean the cows before they are milked. We laughed when it sprayed Mariah."
"Tate said: 'Love seeing those cows, but wish we could see them for real!'"