Please make sure you have labeled any coats, jackets, or extra clothing items you send to school. Our Lost and Found is VERY full and none of it is labeled. If have a chance please come by and take a look through the items that have been lost but still not found.
K/1 is collecting pennies for the Ronald McDonald House. Donations will be taken to the house on February 14th.
PLEASE REMEMBER: OUR LEARNING DAY STARTS AT 8:30AM, AND THE TIME SPENT ON MORNING WORK ALLOWS FOR STUDENTS TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, AND EASE THE TRANSITION INTO THE SCHOOL DAY. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILDREN ARRIVE AT SCHOOL PRIOR TO 8:30AM.
January 23- K-3 Field Experience to the NC Symphony at 10:30AM (Sign up Genius coming)
January 25 – Substitute Teacher Training @ 4:00
February 19- No school; teacher workday
Executive Director’s Reminders:
YEARBOOKS FOR SALE
Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; deadline to purchase for $35 is February 23.
REPLAY IT APP – Parents and students, can you please download the replay it app to your phones or use the website to submit pictures for yearbook! Thank you!
Language Arts and Writing:
Work in our ELA blocks is humming right along! Each crew teacher has been working hard to develop a classroom structure and engaging lessons that support your child at their developmental reading, writing and spelling stage. We continue to have whole group mini-lessons, small group instruction, read alouds, Handwriting Without Tears and word work.
Last week in writing, students started their How To writing unit. They will learn about an opening and closing sentences, and using transition words between each step. Students will then use those skills to write their own How To piece, with an opening and closing sentence, and transition words between each step. ELA groups will also be doing a mini unit book study on the book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. We will be reading different variations of ‘The Mitten’ and comparing and contrasting each book.
This week we will continue work in our Geometry unit. In the Geometry unit, students will be learning about attributes of shapes, 2d and 3d shapes, putting shapes together to make a new shape, and partitioning circles and rectangles into equal parts (one fourth/one third).
We are continuing to highlight the Core Values and what our core values look like and feel like in our learning community. We are beginning to shift our focus to how can we support our community as we search for ways that students can do service in our learning community. This week we will begin working in crews to discuss problems and brainstorm solutions for the specific areas of lost and found/hallway, garbage/recycling/compost and bathroom areas. Please ask your student about the area of concentration they are working on.
As We Grow!
Grade Level: K/1
Driving Question: How can we be learners that support our community as it grows and changes?
Summary: Students will explore and assess how their school community is changing. Students will collaboratively design solutions to the problems they identify. Students will be design committees and research innovative ideas and implement positive changes to the identified areas around the school. Students will access experts in the community and parent volunteers to support their learning. Families and our community will be invited to a celebration that highlights the changes made to our school community. The celebration will illustrate how students helped support the community as it has grown and changed.
Ways You Can Help:
- Volunteer to work with a committee in gardening/landscaping or woodwork.
- Volunteer to present about your expertise in gardening/landscaping or woodwork
- Share information related to the content we’re learning