****As part of our Expedition, K/1 is in need of a total of 120 toilet paper rolls, to make our own binoculars. Please save your toilet paper rolls, and send them in with students. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS SO FAR!
On Fridays we leave the building for Community Circle at 8:25. It would be so helpful if you can have your child here by that time.
April 23-27- Outward Bound
May 17- Field Work Experience to Joslin Gardens (be on the look out for a Sign up Genius for drivers ONLY for this experience!)
****MAY 23 SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Final Culminating Event for our final Expedition
May 25th – Teacher Workday
Executive Director’s Reminders:
Calendar Update for 2018-2019: The first day for students will be August 15th. Charter school funding is impacted by student attendance. Each student must be in attendance on the first day of school to be considered “enrolled.” Students are expected to be in attendance each day thereafter, barring illness or emergency situations. The full calendar is expected to be approved by the board at the end of February.
YEARBOOKS FOR SALE Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; It’s not too late! They are $40.
EOG Proctor Sign Up It’s that time of year where we are starting to plan for administering EOGs this spring. If you are Exploris Veterans, you’ve heard this all before. If you are a newbie, now’s the time in which we tell you that we rely heavily on volunteers to serve as proctors during EOGs. As a proctor, YOU ARE NOT responsible for administering the tests. The state requires two adults to be in the room during the test and as a proctor, you will be that second person. Many parents take off work to help out, so we like to give you as much notice as possible. If you are willing and able to help at either the middle or elementary campuses, please click on the sign up genius to sign up! You may sign up to help at any grade. In fact, it’s probably better if you sign up for a grade in which you do not have a child, as you will not be assigned to a room in which your child is testing. K-2 parents, you can help too, even though your children don’t take EOGs yet, they will some day! There will be a short training in May (date/time TBA) in which you’ll learn all you need to know once we get closer to the testing window! Thank you in advance for your help. The support of our families is one of the things that makes Exploris so amazing! ~ Jill
Language Arts and Writing:
This week we will begin our integrated curriculum of local birds. Each ELA crew will be reading Fiction and Non-fiction books about birds. Students will also be writing different facts about birds. Each week in “word work” your child is participating in appropriate lessons that support their practice of letter sounds, short vowel word families or irregular patterns/long vowel word families.
We hope that you have enjoyed your bag of take home books. Please make sure to return the books each Tuesday morning in order to get a new set of books Tuesday afternoon.These books are to be read aloud by parents. Students can then answer the questions that go along with each book bag. These take home bags will allow students to hear authentic reading, and answer comprehension questions. The bags will come home on Tuesdays, and don’t need to come back to school until the following Tuesday.
This week we will combine both addition and subtraction. Students are working to become fluent in math facts (partners or fact families) through 10.
Students are finishing up learning about different species of ants. As part of our work with the Citizen Scientist program, students have been participating in Ant Picnics. We use the data from the Ant Picnics to determine what types of food ants in our school area like best. We will continue working with ants, before moving into our study on the similarities and differences between our local birds. We will have a Field Work Experience at Joslin Gardens on May 17th to enhance our study of birds. Keep an eye out for a sign up to help transport our crews!.