Conference time is fast approaching. If you would like to schedule a conference, please visit the google docs page I have set up with appointment slots. (You may need a google docs account to access it. This is easy to set up and you can use any email address for it.) You can scroll to the date you want and schedule for Thursday, November 10 or Tuesday, November 15. The time slots are between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Each slot is 20 minutes long. Report cards will be given to parents at the time of conferences. If you don't feel the need for a conference, please let me know so that I do not remind you to sign up. If you are not a part of conferences, your child's report card will be sent home on Friday, November 11.
I am asking for volunteers Wednesday afternoon (any time around 1:30) to help build classroom composters out of 2 liter bottles. We will have 6 groups of students that will need to build the composter and then decide how to teach another class in the building about composting. Adult help would be very valuable with this activity. We need adults to cut with a blade, then punch holes with a nail. Anyone that can help will also be needed to keep the students on task since they have such vivid imaginations. Please let me know that you would like to help out by posting a comment or emailing me.
For those of you that have been collecting newspaper for us, please send it in to be used for this activity. Thank you so much!
Thank you to everyone that is donating time or items for our festival! Here is an updated list of our help. I won't add any new posts as more information is added, I will simply edit this post. That way all the information stays in one safe and organized spot!
Morning activity volunteers: Andrea Burke, Brandi Meyers, and Sherri Houghton
Afternoon volunteers before party: Andrea Burke, Julie Castello, Brandi Meyers, Quinzea Chilton, and Sherri Houghton
Party Volunteers: Angie Broshar, Jessica Mason, Brandi Meyers, Sherri Houghton, Shelly Bell, Chantel Carlisle, Julie Castello, and possibly Melissa McKenzie
Napkins: Stacy Hogan and Veronica Knorr
Cups: Debbie Brown
Cider: Melissa Kirk and Debbie Brown
Pumpkin Seeds: Stacy Hogan
Candy Corn: Andrea Burke, Linda Krause, and Veronica Knorr
Chex mix: Lori Vernikoff
Sliced apples: Lori Vernikoff
Caramel for apples: Melissa McKenzie
Caramels: Chantel Carlisle
Bottled Water: Angie Broshar
Cookies: Angie Broshar, Shelly Bell, Andrea Burke
Popcorn Hands: Julie Castello
If you would like to still help out, please submit an RSVP form from the other Fall Foliage Festival post or comment on this page. Also, if I got something wrong here, please let me know. Thanks!
I have posted a video and some photos from the NED Assembly we had last Thursday. It was a lot of fun and the students are loving to learn how to use their yo-yo's.
Our Fall Foliage Festival is right around the corner! We will be celebrating the fall season on Friday, October 28th at 2:00 starting with a parade through Summit High School. Your child may wear a "STeMmy" costume for the day. Please make sure it is comfortable and STeM appropriate. We will probably be doing fall STeM activities throughout the day. You are invited to join us any time during the day. Come watch the parade, eat snacks, and maybe play a game. We are in need of (peanut free) snacks and drinks. Please help us out any way you can so that we will have a very enjoyable day!
We had a very eventful day that did not follow our regular routine. The students did a famous job with the different expectations. We learned about slogans and began our first day of commercial work. We formed groups based on interest and started brainstorming ideas. We began thinking about our own slogans. We also went for an extensive walk around the campus to get ideas for the scenery of our commercials. We did not get to math today so we will work on Lesson 2.5 Monday.
Interims came home today. I personally put them in the child's folder. Please keep in mind that we have had little time to give formal assessments and everyone here is growing and changing. Since we are very hands-on, many grades will come from observations. Some things marked may disappear as concerns by the end of the nine-weeks due to more data and observations. Some things not marked, may not have had enough information to report on. I hope that they are helpful. I am not too worried because we have such a great group of students and they are all adjusting well to the new school. Please continue to work on the homework every night and focus on the comments/suggestions I may have made on the interim.
Have a fabulous weekend!
I have added new photos! I posted additional pictures of Garbology and put the wetlands from Friday as well as our assembly yesterday. Enjoy!
I know that we have some October birthdays coming up, so I wanted to send this information out ASAP. We have many things to accomplish during the school day and usually have more to do than we can actually get finished in our time constraints. If your child has a birthday, we will always acknowledge it, maybe sing a song, give an extra high five, etc., but please do not plan "party" activities at school. When a child brings in birthday treats, 30 minutes of our day is gone. Multiply that by 25 students and we have lost too much time in the year. Treats are still welcome, but please have them packaged to be taken to lunch or to be taken home. In the spring, we will have a classroom birthday party where we can all celebrate each other's birthdays and learn about birthdays in general. Thank you for your understanding!
I have added a new drop-down section to the Parent Information pages. If you would like to volunteer, please submit the electronic form! I have seen many of you coming in to help with duties and to help us in our room, but I don't want to exclude anyone or miss out on seeing you involved! You can volunteer in any capacity that you would like. It is very relaxed, no pressure on you, and hopefully enjoyable just being near your child!
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