CHA Specialists’ Newsletter

June 02, 2017

Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade

Kindergarten

This week at Art, Kindergarten students enjoyed earned free choice time. Each week, a given class can earn a star for the week by working together, working hard, following classroom rules, and following classroom safety rules. If they earn 10 stars for the 10 weeks in the trimester, they earn a free choice day and students can each pick a treasure from the treasure chest. If a class earns 8 to 9 stars in the 10-weeks period, they enjoy a free choice day.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the creative CHA students, who participated in the annual art show, and to those of you taking the time to come and celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of our students. I would love to keep all the beautiful work of our students in the hallway, as long as we can, but as the school year is coming to an end, it is time for the art pieces to be returned to their creators. If your child had a submission, please pick it up from the table next to the front desk, no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The art work that students have worked on, in Art class, will be delivered to their classroom teachers, and they can take it home.

This week in Library, Kindergarten students enjoyed “grading Mrs. Lodwick”.  We had good discussion about our time in Library and what we should continue and improve for next year.  If your student has any outstanding materials checked out, final late notices were sent home in Friday folders.

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were vocal and rhythmic repertoire.   Students had fun choosing this week’s activities from the past year.  We spent time reviewing games, songs, and dances of their choice performed throughout the year. 

This week in PE, the Kindergarteners had to wait until Friday to play the game that their PE Teacher of the Day chose.  Ian Archer chose a great game called “Cops and Robbers”.  They got plenty of exercise as they collected gold while trying to avoid being caught by the sheriff.   

This week in Kindergarten Technology, students continued their word processing skills with Microsoft Word. Students typed sentences about their summer plans and completed their writing with an illustration in KidPix! 

This week in Spanish, Kindergarten was introduced to the word y(and). This allowed the students to be more descriptive about their drawings. They also had free choice and watched the Spanish animated series “Perro y Gato”. 

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First Grade

This week at Art, First Grade students enjoyed earned free choice time. Each week, a given class can earn a star for the week by working together, working hard, following classroom rules, and following classroom safety rules. If they earn 10 stars for the 10 weeks in the trimester, they earn a free choice day and students can each pick a treasure from the treasure chest. If a class earns 8 to 9 stars in the 10-weeks period, they enjoy a free choice day.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the creative CHA students, who participated in the annual art show, and to those of you taking the time to come and celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of our students. I would love to keep all the beautiful work of our students in the hallway, as long as we can, but as the school year is coming to an end, it is time for the art pieces to be returned to their creators. If your child had a submission, please pick it up from the table next to the front desk, no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The art work that students have worked on, in Art class, will be delivered to their classroom teachers, and they can take it home.

This week in Library, First Grade students enjoyed “grading Mrs. Lodwick”.  We had good discussion about our time in Library and what we should continue and improve for next year.  If your student has any outstanding materials checked out, final late notices were sent home in Friday folders. 

This week’s objectives in 1st Grade Music were vocal and rhythmic repertoire.  Students had fun choosing this week’s activities from the past year.  We spent time reviewing games, songs, and dances of their choice performed throughout the year. 

This week in PE, the First Graders got a chance to try out floor hockey.  Mark Hernandez was the PE Teacher of the Day on Tuesday.  Normally students must wait until 2nd grade to play floor hockey.  Great choice Mark!  They did great!  On Thursday, they played some wild games of “Sinking Ship”.  Students did a great job of following the rules and playing safely on both days.  Awesome job almost 2nd Graders!

This week in Spanish, First Grade had free choice after finishing the family lesson. The students were able to watch the bilingual series “Maya and Miguel”. 

This week in First Grade Technology, Ms. Carver’s class continued with ABCya Story Maker. They typed messages to their dads and completed their writing with an illustration. Students are excited to share their writing on Father’s Day. Mrs. Greiger’s class enjoyed a free choice day for their last day of technology in 1st Grade!  

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Second Grade

This week at Art, Second Grade students enjoyed earned free choice time. Each week, a given class can earn a star for the week by working together, working hard, following classroom rules, and following classroom safety rules. If they earn 10 stars for the 10 weeks in the trimester, they earn a free choice day and students can each pick a treasure from the treasure chest. If a class earns 8 to 9 stars in the 10-weeks period, they enjoy a free choice day.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the creative CHA students, who participated in the annual art show, and to those of you taking the time to come and celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of our students. I would love to keep all the beautiful work of our students in the hallway, as long as we can, but as the school year is coming to an end, it is time for the art pieces to be returned to their creators. If your child had a submission, please pick it up from the table next to the front desk, no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The art work that students have worked on, in Art class, will be delivered to their classroom teachers, and they can take it home.

This week in Library, Second Grade students enjoyed “grading Mrs. Lodwick”.  We had good discussion about our time in Library and what we should continue and improve for next year.  If your student has any outstanding materials checked out, final late notices were sent home in Friday folders.

This week’s objectives in 2nd Grade Music were vocal and rhythmic repertoire.  Students had fun choosing this week’s activities from the past year.  We spent time reviewing games, songs, and dances of their choice performed throughout the year. 

This week in PE, the Second Graders had Addison Wingard as their PE Teacher of the Day on Wednesday.  She chose Kickball.  Another class had earned a free-choice day and they played “Nervous Wreck/Sinking Ship”.  All three classes played safely and with fantastic sportsmanship.  On Friday, the weather was perfect for outdoor PE.  Steal the Chicken was in order.

This week in Spanish, Second Grade had free choice after finishing the clothes lesson. The students were able to watch the bilingual series “Maya and Miguel”.

This week in Second Grade Technology, Mrs. Fox’s class discovered how to edit a template in Microsoft Word. They spent time picking out the perfect Father’s Day card template and making it their own. Students are excited to share their creation on Father’s Day! Mrs. Duffina’s class enjoyed a free choice day for their last day of technology in 2nd Grade!  

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Third Grade

This week at Art, Mrs. Peter’s class had a wonderful time working on the Stacked Shape drawing project. We first drew 2 shapes in an AB pattern and added a circle to the inside of each shape. Then we drew shadow line on the outside edge of each shape and inside the circle. By adding shadow lines, we turned simple shapes into 3D forms. Mrs. Morman’s class and Mrs. Shamsen’s class didn’t have art class in observance of Memorial Day and the Field trip.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the creative CHA students, who participated in the annual art show, and to those of you taking the time to come and celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of our students. I would love to keep all the beautiful work of our students in the hallway, as long as we can, but as the school year is coming to an end, it is time for the art pieces to be returned to their creators. If your child had a submission, please pick it up from the table next to the front desk, no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The art work that students have worked on, in Art class, will be delivered to their classroom teachers, and they can take it home.

This week in Library, Third Grade students enjoyed “grading Mrs. Lodwick”.  We had good discussion about our time in Library and what we should continue and improve for next year.  If your student has any outstanding materials checked out, final late notices were sent home in Friday folders. 

This week’s objectives in 3rd Grade Music were vocal and rhythmic repertoire.  Students had fun choosing this week’s activities from the past year.  We spent time reviewing games, songs, and dances of their choice performed throughout the year. 

This week in PE, the Third Graders had Evan Camps as the PE Teacher of the Day.  He chose Soccer out on the field.  The games were competitive but remained friendly.  Great job Third Graders!

This week in Spanish, Third Grade had free choice after finishing the animal lesson. The students were able to watch the bilingual series “Maya and Miguel”.

This week in Third Grade Technology, students completed their state Glogsters. All glogs showcase a state through text, graphics, images, and video. Students enjoyed taking a “gallery walk” of all the glogs 

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Fourth Grade

This week at Art, Fourth Grade students enjoyed earned free choice time. Each week, a given class can earn a star for the week by working together, working hard, following classroom rules, and following classroom safety rules. If they earn 10 stars for the 10 weeks in the trimester, they earn a free choice day and students can each pick a treasure from the treasure chest. If a class earns 8 to 9 stars in the 10-weeks period, they enjoy a free choice day.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the creative CHA students, who participated in the annual art show, and to those of you taking the time to come and celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of our students. I would love to keep all the beautiful work of our students in the hallway, as long as we can, but as the school year is coming to an end, it is time for the art pieces to be returned to their creators. If your child had a submission, please pick it up from the table next to the front desk, no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The art work that students have worked on, in Art class, will be delivered to their classroom teachers, and they can take it home.

This week in Library, Fourth Grade students enjoyed having a read in and working on their book trailer projects. If your student has any outstanding materials checked out, final late notices were sent home in Friday folders. 

This week’s objectives in 4th Grade Music were vocal and rhythmic repertoire.   Students had fun choosing this week’s activities from the past year.  We spent time reviewing games, songs, and dances of their choice performed throughout the year. 

This week in PE, the Fourth Graders had Elysse Williams as their PE Teacher of the Day.  Her class tried out a new game called “Hungry Hungry Hippos” They did a great job with it, and it was fun to watch.  On Thursday, we pulled out all the stops and played some fantastic games of “Barrier, Hospital, Ambulance, Medic, Dodgeball”.  It was AWESOME!

This week in Spanish, Fourth Grade watched a documentary on Cinco de Mayo. The students also discussed how the United State Civil War and The Battle of Puebla were very similar. They discussed that it was during the same time and both presidents had similar backgrounds. 

This week in Fourth Grade Technology, Mrs. Setting’s class put the final touches on their Lego animations. Ms. Warenkiewicz’s and Ms. Jarvis’ class celebrated all their hard word this semester with their Lego animation viewing party! Students enjoyed popcorn while they watched all of the 4th Grade animations on our YouTube channel. Please take time to take a look at their hard work. Mrs. Setting’s class will be available next week.  

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 Fifth Grade

This week at Art, Fifth Grade students enjoyed earned free choice time. Each week, a given class can earn a star for the week by working together, working hard, following classroom rules, and following classroom safety rules. If they earn 10 stars for the 10 weeks in the trimester, they earn a free choice day and students can each pick a treasure from the treasure chest. If a class earns 8 to 9 stars in the 10-weeks period, they enjoy a free choice day.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all the creative CHA students, who participated in the annual art show, and to those of you taking the time to come and celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of our students. I would love to keep all the beautiful work of our students in the hallway, as long as we can, but as the school year is coming to an end, it is time for the art pieces to be returned to their creators. If your child had a submission, please pick it up from the table next to the front desk, no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The art work that students have worked on, in Art class, will be delivered to their classroom teachers, and they can take it home.

This week in Library, Fifth Grade students enjoyed having a read in and working on their book trailer projects.   If your student has any outstanding materials checked out, final late notices were sent home in Friday folders. 

This week’s objectives in 5th Grade Music were ensemble work and vocal repertoire.  5th grade classes combined this week to rehearse both of their Moving Up Ceremony pieces.  They’re excited to share them with you!

This week in PE, the Fifth Graders had to wait until Friday for their PE Teacher of the Day.  Hayden Melling chose Basketball.  It was a pleasure to watch the friendly competition as the hoopsters got their chance to shine.  

This week in Spanish, Fifth continued to watch the Spanish series “Mi Vida Loca”. While the students watched the episode they answered comprehension questions.  

This week in Fifth Grade Technology, students completed their PowerPoints for the 4th Graders and will be adding to it with Office Mix in their final week in technology.  

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