Archive for October, 2015

Halloween

Halloween

Highlights: The Ks had a wonderful day wearing their costumes, watching everyone at the costume contest, participating in the Carnival activities, making bats and ceramic saucers, and playing outside.  They were so happy and proud of their costumes. Language Arts:  The Ks acted out and recited Halloween poems and learned to read new books. In Writer’s Workshop, they continued to work on their true stories by adding details to their illustrations and their words. Math:…

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Announcements: No school Veterans Day, November 11th. Next week’s snack person is:  Kellar Gratitude: Thank you Mason and family for the delicious nutritious snacks!   Thank you Tullars for the hand sanitizer! We will celebrate wrapping of our 1st Units of Study with a Pajama Party on Monday! Writing: Wow! Students are publishing their 1st pieces in both 3rd and 4th grade. Students are working hard while moving through the entire writing process. They are doing a fantastic job…

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Sci Fi Grading Rubric

Parents-   As promised, here is the Sci Fi Project Grading Rubric (forgive formatting changes).  Students will be working with this document as they progress through the project.  They will each have a hard copy. Live Long & Prosper, Ted   Rubric for Science Fiction Project 10/26/15 (5 = outstanding, 3 = good but can improve, 0= not attempted.)   A. Written Component –Short Story, Series of Stories, Screenplay (Students with fewer than 40 points…

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Science Fiction- Composition & Scheduling

  Sci Fi Project Composition & Scheduling     Dear 7 & 8th Parents-   This week students have been honing their ideas in conferences with me- there are some excellent ideas out there!  Please ask them about their ideas- they need as many sounding boards as possible to sharpen the focus of their plots, characters, settings, etc.   Today I completed conferencing with all students.  They are fleshing out their ideas so that they…

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A Successful Schooloween!

A Successful Schooloween!

Happy Friday, everyone! We are happy to report that WE MADE IT through another fun ACS Halloween celebration! Your first and second graders put so much creativity into their costumes, and they navigated the day quite nicely. Thank YOU for all of the effort that went on behind the scenes. We know those costumes didn’t sew/build/purchase themselves. Besides gearing up for today’s activities, we’ve also been focused this week on some pretty intense academics. Both…

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