CHA Specialists’ Newsletter

June 08, 2018

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

Kindergarten

This week at Art, most of the classes earned a ‘free choice day’. 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. Popular free choice day activities for the younger grades include free drawing, coloring pages, and building with Play-Doh. 

This week in Library, the students enjoyed a presentation about the summer reading program sponsored by the King County Library System. The Children’s Librarian from the Bellevue Public Library was here to share some book recommendations and incentives for reading. More information has been sent home in the Friday folder.” *All Library books are due back by June 8th. If your student has an outstanding book checked out, you will receive a notice via email on Monday, June 11th. The replacement cost of the book will be listed on the email. Replacement books need to be ordered through our Library vendor to ensure proper binding, quality, etc. Thank you!

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were annual review and free play. Kindergartners reviewed activities that were learned throughout the year to reinforce concepts they acquired. Students also earned their final free day in class for outstanding behavior.

This week in PE, the Kindergarteners played a combination of games that included Spy, Hawk, Pac Man, and an obstacle course! The students enjoyed learning new games and practicing positive sportsmanship. Everyone is looking forward to our Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. We are still in need of parent volunteers. If you would like to help out please sign-up here.

This week in Spanish, Kindergarten listened to a story called Cactus Soup. They learned how a town in Mexico didn’t want to share their food with the soldiers that were passing buy. At the end of the story they all shared a soup made from one cactus thorn.

This week in Kindergarten Technology, students used one of their last technology classes to create a word search filled with Kindergarten words. Students typed a list of words and had the opportunity print and solve their own puzzles.

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First Grade

This week at Art, most of the classes earned a ‘free choice day’. 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. Popular free choice day activities for the younger grades include free drawing, coloring pages, and building with Play-Doh. 

This week in Library, the students enjoyed a presentation about the summer reading program sponsored by the King County Library System. The Children’s Librarian from the Bellevue Public Library was here to share some book recommendations and incentives for reading. More information has been sent home in the Friday folder.” *All Library books are due back by June 8th. If your student has an outstanding book checked out, you will receive a notice via email on Monday, June 11th. The replacement cost of the book will be listed on the email. Replacement books need to be ordered through our Library vendor to ensure proper binding, quality, etc. Thank you!

This week’s objectives in 1st Grade Music were annual review and free play. 1st Graders reviewed activities that were learned throughout the year to reinforce concepts they acquired. Students also earned free time in class for their outstanding behavior.

This week in PE, the First Graders learned a new game called Bear, Salmon, and Mosquito. The students had fun reviewing the concept of a food chain, while also burning off energy! Everyone is looking forward to our Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. We are still in need of parent volunteers. If you would like to help out please sign-up here.

This week in Spanish, First Grade turned in their final drafts that can be found in their end of the year portfolios. The students also worked on a word search that had family vocabulary.

This week in First Grade Technology, students completed their Creature Feature PowerPoints. Students researched and took notes on a specific animal in their homeroom classes. This week, student continued to add photos and change the background of their presentation. These will be featured in their portfolios at the end of the year.

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Second Grade 

This week at Art, most of the classes earned a ‘free choice day’. 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. Popular free choice day activities for the younger grades include free drawing, coloring pages, and building with Play-Doh. 

This week in Library, the students enjoyed a presentation about the summer reading program sponsored by the King County Library System. The Children’s Librarian from the Bellevue Public Library was here to share some book recommendations and incentives for reading. More information has been sent home in the Friday folder.” *All Library books are due back by June 8th. If your student has an outstanding book checked out, you will receive a notice via email on Monday, June 11th. The replacement cost of the book will be listed on the email. Replacement books need to be ordered through our Library vendor to ensure proper binding, quality, etc. Thank you!

This week’s objectives in 2nd Grade Music were steady pulse and ostinato. 2nd Graders explored characters in a circus and shaped those characters to a song called Friend in the Circus. They also added mallet parts to a song called Hello Sir. 2nd graders also earned free time in class for their outstanding behavior.

This week in PE, the Second Graders earned their free choice day at the end of the week. As a class, students voted on their favorite games to play. Dodgeball and Steal the Fish were the chosen activities. Everyone is looking forward to our Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. We are still in need of parent volunteers. If you would like to help out please sign-up here

This week in Spanish, Second Grade studied for their test by completing a study guide. The next day the students took their test.

This week in Second Grade Technology, Mrs. Morman’s class used PicMonkey to edit a secret project for Father’s Day. Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Duffina’s class enjoyed a free choice day for their last day of Technology!

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Third Grade 

This week at Art, Third Grade students enjoyed our annual paper airplane contest. We learn about the science behind paper airplane, think about the designs for the paper airplane that could fly farthest. Then we went outside, and test flied our paper airplanes. 

This week in Library, the students enjoyed a presentation about the summer reading program sponsored by the King County Library System. The Children’s Librarian from the Bellevue Public Library was here to share some book recommendations and incentives for reading. More information has been sent home in the Friday folder.” *All Library books are due back by June 8th. If your student has an outstanding book checked out, you will receive a notice via email on Monday, June 11th. The replacement cost of the book will be listed on the email. Replacement books need to be ordered through our Library vendor to ensure proper binding, quality, etc. Thank you!

This week’s objectives in 3rd Grade Music were steady pulse, repertoire, and canon/rounds. 3rd graders added body percussion to a Mexican Folk chant called Bate, Bate. They also added movements in groups to a round called Sally Go ‘Round the Sun. Lastly, students earned free time in class for their outstanding behavior.

This week in PE, the Third Graders learned a new game called Bear, Salmon, and Mosquito. The students had fun reviewing the concept of a food chain, while also burning off energy! Everyone is looking forward to our Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. We are still in need of parent volunteers. If you would like to help out please sign-up here

This week in Spanish, Third Grade learned how a town in Mexico didn’t want to share their food with the soldiers that were passing buy. At the end of the story they all shared a soup made from one cactus thorn.

This week in Third Grade Technology, students enjoyed a free choice day for their last day of technology!

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Fourth Grade 

This week at Art, Fourth Grade students enjoyed our annual paper airplane contest. We learn about the science behind paper airplane, think about the designs for the paper airplane that could fly farthest. Then we went outside, and test flied our paper airplanes. 

This week in Library, the students enjoyed a presentation about the summer reading program sponsored by the King County Library System. The Children’s Librarian from the Bellevue Public Library was here to share some book recommendations and incentives for reading. More information has been sent home in the Friday folder.” *All Library books are due back by June 8th. If your student has an outstanding book checked out, you will receive a notice via email on Monday, June 11th. The replacement cost of the book will be listed on the email. Replacement books need to be ordered through our Library vendor to ensure proper binding, quality, etc. Thank you!

This week’s objectives in 4th Grade Music were ukulele technique and repertoire. 4th graders finished their ukulele unit and assessment. Students also earned free time in class for their outstanding behavior.

This week in PE, the Fourth Graders got to play outside in the cool Washington weather. The students enjoyed playing Steal the Fish with their classmates. Each class showed respect and positive sportsmanship throughout the week, which earned them a free choice day for their last day of PE next week. Everyone is looking forward to our Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. We are still in need of parent volunteers. If you would like to help out please sign-up here

This week in Spanish, Fourth Grade worked on their interpretations of Diego Rivera’s paintings. The students had to work as a class to figure out color schemes and if the lines were in the correct area.

This week in Fourth Grade Technology, students put the very final touches on their Lego Animations. These will be uploaded to YouTube and shared with students during the last week of school.

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 Fifth Grade 

This Week at Art, Fifth Grade students enjoyed our annual paper airplane contest. We learn about the science behind paper airplane, think about the designs for the paper airplane that could fly farthest. Then we went outside, and test flied our paper airplanes. 

This week in Library, the students enjoyed a presentation about the summer reading program sponsored by the King County Library System. The Children’s Librarian from the Bellevue Public Library was here to share some book recommendations and incentives for reading. More information has been sent home in the Friday folder.” *All Library books are due back by June 8th. If your student has an outstanding book checked out, you will receive a notice via email on Monday, June 11th. The replacement cost of the book will be listed on the email. Replacement books need to be ordered through our Library vendor to ensure proper binding, quality, etc. Thank you!

This week’s objectives in 5th Grade Music were ensemble technique and repertoire. 5th graders put the finishing touches on their Moving Up performance piece. They also earned free time for their oustanding behavior.

This week in PE, the Fifth Graders learned a new game called Hunter Hawk. In Mrs. Taylor’s class, Elysse  filled in as “PE Teacher of the Day”. After a few rounds of Hunter Hawk, Mrs. Taylor’s class played Pac Man and Ms. Carpenter’s class played dodgeball. Each class showed respect and positive sportsmanship throughout the week, which earned them a free choice day for their last day of PE next week. Everyone is looking forward to our Field Day on Wednesday, June 13th. We are still in need of parent volunteers. If you would like to help out please sign-up here

This week in Spanish, Fifth Grade took their last Spanish test of the year. They also watched episodes of the Spanish mystery   and they also answered comprehension questions.  

This week in Fifth Grade Technology, students enjoyed a free choice day for their last day of technology!

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