CHA Specialists’ Newsletter

March 30, 2018

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

Kindergarten

This week at Art, Kindergarten students started working on our Leadership Day project. Each student will paint a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The rocks would then be used to create a colorful stone-lined path outside the school. They had so much fun decorating their rocks! On Leadership Day, the students will add details to finish up the project.

This week in Library, students visited the Library in between the trips to KPC. 

This week in Music, students had the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  It’s most likely something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the staff, parents, and students for supporting this valuable and memorable experience.  It simply wouldn’t be possible without the entire CHA community contributing their time, talents, and resources!

This week in PE, the Kindergarteners played a fun game of “Line Tag”, also know n as Pac-Man. It took self-control to stay on the lines and to walk instead of run, especially when a chomper was on your tail. On Friday, they played a new game inspired by the 1st grade musical. “Pound Puppies had everyone scrambling to avoid the dog catcher.

This week in Spanish, Kindergarten continued to work on their shape pizza. The students added triangles for cheese slices and rectangles for bell peppers. They also reviewed all the shapes they learned and also went over their feelings in Spanish.

This week in Kindergarten Technology, students continued to explore our school’s subscription to Starfall. Starfall is an educational website where students have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration and play. The program teaches through positive reinforcement to ensure students become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful. You can visit Starfall from home through the computer lab website.

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First Grade

This week at Art, First Grade students started working on our Leadership Day project. Each student will paint a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The rocks would then be used to create a colorful stone-lined path outside the school. They had so much fun decorating their rocks! On Leadership Day, the students will add details to finish up the project. 

This week in Library, students visited the Library in between the trips to KPC. 

This week in Music, students had the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  It’s most likely something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the staff, parents, and students for supporting this valuable and memorable experience.  It simply wouldn’t be possible without the entire CHA community contributing their time, talents, and resources!

This week in PE, the First Graders worked on some volleyball skills with a fun game called “Eclipse Ball”. On Thursday, they played a new game inspired by their musical. “Pound Puppies had everyone scrambling to avoid the dog catcher.

This week in Spanish, First Grade continued to work on their family flowers. The students were able to cut out the flower and stem and add it to a construction paper. Under each petal some students were able to add the English word of the Spanish word that was on each petal. They also added some artistic details to their flowers.

This week in First Grade Technology, Mrs. Hayes met with Ms. Wilcox and Mrs. Greiger’s classes. Students continued to work on their word processing skills through Microsoft Word. They practiced how to copy and paste images and text using keyboard shortcuts. Students practiced using their CTRL C and CTRL V shortcuts.

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Second Grade 

This week at Art, Second Grade students started working on our Leadership Day project. Each student will paint a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The rocks would then be used to create a colorful stone-lined path outside the school. They had so much fun decorating their rocks! On Leadership Day, the students will add details to finish up the project. 

This week in Library, students visited the Library in between the trips to KPC. 

This week in Music, students had the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  It’s most likely something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the staff, parents, and students for supporting this valuable and memorable experience.  It simply wouldn’t be possible without the entire CHA community contributing their time, talents, and resources!

This week in PE, the Second Graders had musical practice on Wednesday. On Friday, they had a blast playing a modified volleyball game called “Eclipse Ball”. Hit it again, was the phrase of the day.

This week in Spanish, Second Grade started working on paper dolls. The students made two cut outs of a boy and girl paper dolls. They added the two dolls to a paper construction paper. The students also added summer clothes to each doll. Next week they will start added labels to each clothing item.

This week in Second Grade Technology, students explored the online version of Scratch. They viewed games and animations submitted by other coders. Students enjoyed playing these and taking a peak inside the game to view the code. Students now know how to access Scratch from home.

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Third Grade 

This week at Art, Third Grade students started working on our Leadership Day project. Each student will paint a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The rocks would then be used to create a colorful stone-lined path outside the school. They had so much fun decorating their rocks! On Leadership Day, the students will add details to finish up the project. 

This week in Library, students visited the Library in between the trips to KPC. 

This week in Music, students had the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  It’s most likely something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the staff, parents, and students for supporting this valuable and memorable experience.  It simply wouldn’t be possible without the entire CHA community contributing their time, talents, and resources!

This week in PE, the Third Graders playing a modified volleyball game called “Eclipse Ball”. Hit it again, was the phrase of the day. The rallies were intense but a ton of fun.

This week in Spanish, Third Grade added the last two sentences to their rough draft. The students added were their favorite animal eats and drinks. Some students also started their final draft. Next week the students are going to add an animal art piece to their final draft.

This week in Third Grade Technology, Mrs. Hayes only met with Mrs. Setting’s class. This class was given a special assignment to create posters for our upcoming Leadership Day using Publisher. Take a look around the school to view their wonderful work.

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Fourth Grade 

This Week at Art, Fourth Grade students started working on our Leadership Day project. Each student will paint a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The rocks would then be used to create a colorful stone-lined path outside the school. They had so much fun decorating their rocks! On Leadership Day, the students will add details to finish up the project. 

This week in Library, students visited the Library in between the trips to KPC. 

This week in Music, students had the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  It’s most likely something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the staff, parents, and students for supporting this valuable and memorable experience.  It simply wouldn’t be possible without the entire CHA community contributing their time, talents, and resources!

This week in PE, the Fourth Graders playing a modified volleyball game called “Eclipse Ball”. Hit it again, was the phrase of the day. The rallies were intense but a ton of fun.

This week in Spanish, Fourth Grade worked on comprehension questions from their latest episode of Eres tu Maria. The students also finished their adjective clouds and any work they hadn’t finished.

This week in Fourth Grade Technology, students are completing the beginning phases of their Lego animation projects by developing their backdrops. Students chose backgrounds to go with their story maps. Some of these backdrops include canyons, schools, bedrooms, cities, and racetracks. Students are excited begin building their sets next week.

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 Fifth Grade 

This week at Art, Fifth Grade students started working on our Leadership Day project. Each student will paint a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz. The rocks would then be used to create a colorful stone-lined path outside the school. They had so much fun decorating their rocks! On Leadership Day, the students will add details to finish up the project. 

This week in Library, students visited the Library in between the trips to KPC. 

This week in Music, students had the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  It’s most likely something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the staff, parents, and students for supporting this valuable and memorable experience.  It simply wouldn’t be possible without the entire CHA community contributing their time, talents, and resources!

This week in PE, the Fifth Graders playing a modified volleyball game called “Eclipse Ball”. Hit it again, was the phrase of the day. The rallies were intense but a ton of fun.

This week in Spanish, Fifth Grade reviewed conjugations rules by filling out a worksheet with different verbs. They also watched a Spanish mystery episode from Mi Vida Loca and worked on some comprehension questions about the episode.

This week in Fifth Grade Technology, Mrs. Hayes did not have the opportunity to meet with 5th grade classes due to musicals.

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