CHA Specialists’ Newsletter

February 16, 2018

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

Kindergarten

This week at Art, Kindergarten students are studying one of America’s great painters, Wayne Thiebaud and his artwork of desserts! the students had fun learning how to draw cupcakes and colored with oil pastel. Their cupcakes look delicious! 

This week in Library, Kindergarten students enjoyed listening to a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice. This is an entertaining story about a rather unruly young lady. As the students and staff return from break, there will be some fun activities planned to honor Dr. Seuss. Check out days are as follows: Wednesday: Bernal, Hawron. Thursday: McInerney, Newell. Due to ski season, check out days are flexible.

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were vocal repertoire, steady pulse, and rhythm patterns. Kindergarteners continued to learn more songs from their Spring Musical Tikki Tikki Tembo. They also learned the popular circle game Circle Round the Zero and a rhythmic chant called Heartbeat for Valentine’s Day.

This week in PE, the Kindergarteners played a game called “Shooting Stars” on Monday. This game was a fantastic opportunity to practice using good sportsmanship. Students learned the importance of being honest and following the rules, even when they disagreed with the decision made by the referee. On Thursday they completed the first of their two make-up ski days. The weather was worth the wait, and many students were able to graduate further up the mountain.

This week in Spanish, Kindergarten was introduced to shapes circle (circulo) and square (cuadrado). The students discussed how the word cuadrado is very similar to words that they already know like cuartro (four) and cuaderno (notebook). They worked on a worksheet where they had to find all of the circles and squares.

This week in Kindergarten Technology, students took their STAR reading and math tests.

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First Grade

This week at Art, First Grade students are studying one of America’s great painters, Wayne Thiebaud and his artwork of desserts! We are drawing cakes! the students learned how to turn a cylinder into a cake and they have done a great job with this project! 

This week in Library, First Grade students enjoyed listening to a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice. This is an entertaining story about a rather unruly young lady. As the students and staff return from break, there will be some fun activities planned to honor Dr. Seuss. Check out days are as follows: Tuesday: Grieger. Wednesday: Carver. Thursday: Wilcox. Due to ski season, check out days are flexible.

This week’s objectives in 1st Grade Music were vocal repertoire and movement. 1st graders reviewed the music and choreography to the first three songs of their Spring Musical Arf!. They also reviewed Lean on Me for Friday’s assembly.

This week in PE, the First Graders played a game called “Shooting Stars” on Tuesday. This game was a fantastic opportunity to practice using good sportsmanship. Students learned the importance of being honest and following the rules, even when they disagreed with the decision made by the referee. On Thursday they completed the first of their two make-up ski days. The weather was worth the wait, and many students were able to graduate further up the mountain.

This week in Spanish, First Grade reviewed the articles the (el/la). The students discussed that when a word ends in –a then la needs to be added. When in words ends in anything else besides –a use el. They applied these rules in a farm book that they had to fill out and draw pictures.

This week in First Grade Technology, students created artwork for their upcoming musical, Arf!, using KidPix. You’ll find their wonderful work on the musical posters, tickets, and programs.

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Second Grade 

This week at Art, Second Grade students are studying one of America’s great painters, Wayne Thiebaud and his artwork of desserts! They had fun drawing cakes with oil pastel. They also used tinting and shading technique to create 3D illusion in their cake drawing. They have done a fantastic job with their art!

This week in Library, Second Grade students enjoyed listening to a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice. This is an entertaining story about a rather unruly young lady. As the students and staff return from break, there will be some fun activities planned to honor Dr. Seuss. Check out days are as follows: Wednesday: Duffina. Thursday: Fox, Morman. Due to ski season, check out days are flexible.

This week’s objectives in 2nd Grade Music were vocal repertoire and movement. 2nd graders reviewed the music and choreography to the first three songs of their Spring Musical Lemonade. They also reviewed Lean on Me for Friday’s assembly.

This week in PE, the Second Graders played a game called “Shooting Stars” on Wednesday. This game was a fantastic opportunity to practice using good sportsmanship. Students learned the importance of being honest and following the rules, even when they disagreed with the decision made by the referee. On Thursday they completed the first of their two make-up ski days. The weather was worth the wait and many students were able to graduate further up the mountain.

This week in Spanish, Second Grade reviewed the articles el/la (the). They were also introduced to the indefinite articles un/una (a). The students discussed that both articles have the same rules. When a word ends in –a then la/una needs to be added. When in words ends in anything else besides –a use el/un.

 This week in Second Grade Technology, students created artwork for their upcoming musical, Lemonade, using KidPix. You’ll find their wonderful work on the musical posters, tickets, and programs.

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Third Grade 

This week at Art, Third Grade students are finishing up with the Doodle 4 Google project.

This week in Library, Third Grade students enjoyed listening to a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice. This is an entertaining story about a rather unruly young lady. As the students and staff return from break, there will be some fun activities planned to honor Dr. Seuss. Check out days are as follows: Wednesday: Peters, Watkins. Thursday: Setting.

This week’s objectives in 3rd Grade Music were vocal repertoire and movement. 3rd graders reviewed the music and choreography to the first three songs of their Spring Musical Goal!. They also reviewed Lean on Me for Friday’s assembly.

This week in PE, the Third Graders learned a new game on Monday called “Hunger Games”. On Wednesday, they let it loose with a fantastic game of our classic “Hospital Dodgeball”. Throwing and catching, dodging and ducking, they played safely and respectfully and had a blast.

This week in Spanish, Third Grade reviewed for their test by playing a game of Eggspert. The students are split into two teams and each team sends a team member to go against the other team. Once the question is given the first student to press the button has ten seconds to answer the questions correctly. If they don’t answer it on time or correctly the other player has a chance to answer it and steal the point. The students also took their test and had some free choice after.

 This week in Third Grade Technology, students created artwork for their upcoming musical, Goal, using KidPix. You’ll find their wonderful work on the musical posters, tickets, and programs.

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Fourth Grade 

This week at Art, Fourth Grade students are finishing up with the Doodle 4 Google project.

This week in Library, Fourth Grade enjoyed listening to a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice. This is an entertaining story about a rather unruly young lady. As the students and staff return from break, there will be some fun activities planned to honor Dr. Seuss. Check out days are as follows: Monday: Shamsen, Warenkiewicz. Thursday: Springer.

This week’s objectives in 4th Grade Music were vocal repertoire and movement. 4th graders reviewed the music and choreography to the first three songs of their Spring Musical What Kind of Band Are You?. They also reviewed Lean on Me for Friday’s assembly.

This week in PE, the Fourth Graders learned a new game on Tuesday called “Hunger Games”. This elimination game with a twist, kept everyone involved in the action, and got their competitive juices flowing. They played safely and respectfully and had a blast.

This week in Spanish, Fourth Grade went over word order. In Spanish, adjectives come after nouns unlike in English the adjectives come before the noun. The students applied this rule by unscrambling sentences and placing them in the correct order. They were also given sentences of what students like to do and based on that they had to write a description. The students also worked on a worksheet on their OneNote account using their Surfaces.

This week in Fourth Grade Technology, students got into the Valentine’s Day spirit by making heart shaped word clouds. These hearts were filled with people, places, and things that they love!

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 Fifth Grade 

This week at Art, Fifth Grade students are finishing up with the Doodle 4 Google project. 

This week in Library, Fifth Grade students enjoyed listening to a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice. This is an entertaining story about a rather unruly young lady. As the students and staff return from break, there will be some fun activities planned to honor Dr. Seuss. Late notices are sent home in Friday Folders. Check out days are as follows: Tuesday: Taylor Wednesday: Carpenter.

This week’s objectives in 5th Grade Music were vocal repertoire and movement. 5th graders reviewed the music and choreography for their group numbers in Annie. They also started to break off and work individually on solos or small ensemble music. Students also reviewed Lean on Me for Friday’s assembly.

This week in PE, the Fifth Graders learned a new game on Monday called “Hunger Games”. This elimination game with a twist, kept everyone involved in the action, and got their competitive juices flowing. They played safely and respectfully and had a blast. On Friday, they let it loose with a fantastic game of our classic “Hospital Dodgeball”.

This week in Spanish, Fifth Grade worked on a pizza greeting card. The students added messages on each slice and drew their favorite topping. The students also watched another Spanish mystery episode and answered comprehension questions on their OneNote account using their Surfaces.

This week in Fifth Grade Technology, students continued with the creation of their animal research websites using Wix. Students customized the design of their site by adding images. They discussed the importance of recording their sources on a separate page of their site to give authors and photographers credit.

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