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Specialists' Newsletter 6.4

Choose Grade here -  Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade

Kindergarten

This week at art, Kindergarten students celebrated their hard work by watching Virtual art show. Thank you to all the parents who uploaded photographs of their children’s artwork on Teams. They had a great time watching their creations on the big screen. The video will be shared with you on Teams next Tuesday.   

This week in Computer Science, kindergarten students celebrated the end of the school year by having free choice time on the computers. Students could choose an activity from the Tech Lab WebsiteClever, or my Bitmoji classroom to enjoy on their last day of Technology classes. Ms. Gorski is very proud of all that her students have learned and achieved this year! 

This week in Library, Kindergarten students discussed what they take pride in and what makes them special and unique. Kindergartners listened to the story “Pink is for Boys” by Robb Pearlman. This story invites and encourages children to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Kindergartners also listened to the story “My Shadow is Pink” by Scott Stuart. NOTE: please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were vocal repertoire, deep listening, steady pulse, call and response, and review.  Students explored the objectives through these songs, games, and activities: Mole Music, A Listening Walk, A Sailor Went to Sea adding chop, knee, tap and oowatchiwa, Wise Old Owl, and Catch Him Crow.   

The week the Kindergarteners objectives were cooperation and teamwork. The students enjoyed using the giant parachute and were set a variety of different tasks to complete. All students had to synergize and work together to complete each goal. The giant parachute also works on upper body strength ad conditioning.   

This week in Spanish, kindergarten students learned about Cuba. Cuba is a Spanish speaking country. Students have heard about Cuba all year long since Ms. Suarez’s family is from Cuba. Students have been very curious all year long, so this week students learned about Cuba and their culture. Students learned about typical foods, animals, and customs that are found in Cuba. Students looked at pictures and were able to ask questions in class about Cuba. Students were really interested in the crops and animals found in Cuba (many lizards).           

Work Being Sent Home: Summer Crown and Bracelet Packet + Coloring Sheet  

*Please have students place their classwork in their Spanish folder so they are ready for class.     

Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week. 

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First Grade 

This week at art, First grade students celebrated their hard work by watching Virtual art show. Thank you to all the parents who uploaded photographs of their children’s artwork on Teams. They had a great time watching their creations on the big screen. The video will be shared with you on Teams next Tuesday. 

This week in Computer Science, first-grade students celebrated the end of the school year by having free choice time on the computers. Students could choose an activity from the Tech Lab WebsiteClever, or my Bitmoji classroom to enjoy on their last day of Technology classes. Ms. Gorski is very proud of all that her students have learned and achieved this year! 

This week in Library, First Grade students discussed what they take pride in and what makes them special and unique. First Graders listened to the story “Sparkle Boy” by Leslea Newman. This story is about a little boy who loves everything that glitters. While most of his family is supportive, his sister finds it odd that he likes "girl things.” It is a story about acceptance, respect, and the freedom to be yourself.   NOTE: please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objective in First Grade Music was composition using blocks of quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests.  Students colored and cut out blocks of notes and rests to create their own unique rhythmic composition.  Once completed, students added lyrics to fit their compositions.   

This week the 1st graders continued their basketball unit. The objectives were dribbling with control and correct shooting form. Students had the opportunity to play basketball tag and a fun fast paced shooting game which they really seemed to enjoy! 

This week in Spanish, first grade students had their “La Familia Checkpoint”. This was their last checkpoint this year. A checkpoint is a classwork assignment that includes all words and topics covered in a unit of words. This checkpoint focused on family members, adjectives, and writing sentences to describe family members. Students had both Spanish classes to complete their checkpoint. Students also had their “La Familia Reading Check”. A reading check is when students are given a list of words to read in Spanish individually with Ms. Suarez listening for fluency and pronunciation.        

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Summer Crown and Bracelet Packet  

Work to Turn-In: La Familia Checkpoint 

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Second Grade 

This week at art, Second grade students had a great time adding a golden moon and a ladder to their, Papa Please Get the Moon For Me, project. Additionally, we celebrated their hard work by watching Virtual art show. Thank you to all the parents who uploaded photographs of their children’s artwork on Teams. They had a great time watching their creations on the big screen. The video will be shared with you on Teams next Tuesday.   

This week in Computer Science, second-grade students celebrated the end of the school year by having free choice time on the computers. Students could choose an activity from the Tech Lab WebsiteClever, or my Bitmoji classroom to enjoy on their last day of Technology classes. Ms. Gorski is very proud of all that her students have learned and achieved this year! 

This week in Library, Second Graders discussed what they take pride in and what makes them special and unique. Second Graders listened to the story “The Invisible Boy” by Patrice Barton. This is a story about a boy named Brian who seems to go unnoticeable by anyone in his class. However, something changes in his classroom, and Brian finds a way to stand out.  NOTE: remote students only – please return your dictionary game assignment in your Friday folder so I can grade them. Also, please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objective in Second Grade Music was composition using blocks of quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests.  Students colored and cut out blocks of notes and rests to create their own unique rhythmic composition.  Once completed, students added lyrics to fit their compositions.   

This week the 2nd graders continued their basketball unit. The objectives were dribbling with control and correct shooting. Students had the opportunity to play basketball tag and a fun fast paced shooting game which they really seemed to enjoy! 

This week in Spanish, second grade students continued working with their next unit of words: La Ropa (Clothes). The goal of this unit is for students to be able to identify what they are wearing and write sentences to describe what they are wearing or what someone is wearing. This week students learned about the word “es” and worked on using the word “es” to write sentences to describe clothing. Students worked on their “Colorful Clothes” classwork and then checked it in class together.           

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Free Choice Paper Option         

Work to Turn-In: Colorful Clothing 

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Third Grade 

This week at art, Third grade students finished up with their dragon’s eye project. Additionally, we celebrated their hard work by watching Virtual art show. They had a great time watching their creations on the big screen. The video will be shared with you on Teams next Tuesday. 

This week in Computer Science, third-grade students celebrated the end of the school year by having free choice time on the computers. Students could choose an activity from the Tech Lab WebsiteClever, or my Bitmoji classroom to enjoy on their last day of Technology classes. Ms. Gorski is very proud of all that her students have learned and achieved this year! 

This week in Library, Third Graders discussed what they take pride in and what makes them special and unique. Third Graders listened to the story “Just Ask!” by Sonia Sotomayor. This book was written by Sonia Sotomayer who is also the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. In this inclusive book, she illustrates how some kids feel different because of the diverse medical challenges they face. Sotomayor reveals her own challenges by being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes as a child.  NOTE: please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objective in Third Grade Music was composition using blocks of sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and quarter rests.  Students colored and cut out blocks of notes and rests to create their own unique rhythmic composition.  Once completed, students added lyrics to fit their compositions.     

This week the 3rd graders continued their basketball unit. The objectives were dribbling with control and correct shooting form. Students had the opportunity to play basketball tag and a fun fast paced shooting game which they seemed to really enjoy! 

This week in Spanish, third grade students moved on to their next unit of words: Los Animales (The Animals). This unit of words will be more for fun since we will not have time to complete the whole unit. This week students wrote down their new words and colored their animal pictures. Students also learned about cognates and how to use cognates to help them in Spanish class. While writing down their new terms, students identified cognates and made sure to label them. Some classes were able to move on to learn about new adjectives that focus on describing animals.  

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Free Choice Paper Option + Sheet Protectors          

Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week. 

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Fourth Grade 

This week at art, Fourth grade students apply ceramic glaze to the bisque fired ceramic rattle. Additionally, we celebrated their hard work by watching Virtual art show. They had a great time watching their creations on the big screen. The video will be shared with you on Teams next Tuesday. 

This week in Computer Science, fourth-grade students celebrated the end of the school year by having free choice time on the computers. Students could choose an activity from the Tech Lab WebsiteClever, or my Bitmoji classroom to enjoy on their last day of Technology classes. Ms. Gorski is very proud of all that her students have learned and achieved this year! 

This week in Library, Fourth Graders discussed what they take pride in and what makes them special and unique. Fourth Graders listened to the story “Just Ask!” by Sonia Sotomayor. This book was written by Sonia Sotomayer who is also the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. In this inclusive book, she illustrates how some kids feel different because of the diverse medical challenges they face. Sotomayor reveals her own challenges by being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes as a child.  NOTE: please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objective in Fourth Grade Music using blocks of sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, and quarter rests.  Students colored and cut out blocks of notes and rests to create their own unique rhythmic composition.  Once completed, students added lyrics to fit their compositions.    

This week the 4th graders continued their basketball unit. The objectives were dribbling with control and correct shooting form. Students had the opportunity to play basketball tag and a fun fast paced shooting game which they really seemed to enjoy! 

This week in Spanish, fourth grade students were introduced to their first mini-Spanish skit. A skit is like a small play where students work with a partner to act a scene out. The topic of this week’s skit was “What do you like to do?”. Students worked with a partner of their choice to write their dialogue and rehearse their skit. Students were able to use their resources in their binder to help them. Each group checked in with Ms. Suarez to ensure that their dialogue was ready to go. Students have really enjoyed their skit this week and are excited to present it next week during our last Spanish class.            

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Free Choice Paper Option          

Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week.   

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Fifth Grade

This week at art, Fifth Grade students enjoyed putting ceramic glaze on their bisque fired ceramic plates and bowls. Additionally, we celebrated their hard work by watching Virtual art show. They had a great time watching their creations on the big screen. The video will be shared with you on Teams next Tuesday.   

This week in Computer Science, fifth-grade students celebrated the end of the school year by having free choice time on the computers. Students could choose an activity from the Tech Lab WebsiteClever, or my Bitmoji classroom to enjoy on their last day of Technology classes. Ms. Gorski is very proud of all that her students have learned and achieved this year! 

This week in Library, Fifth Grade had read to self-time. This gave students a chance to earn more AR points for the end of the year.  NOTE: Mrs. Taylor’s class please make sure to turn in your Story Cube assignment by Friday, June 11th. Also, please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objective in Fifth Grade Music was composition.  Students created their own melodies and rhythms using half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and quarter rests and pitches from the diatonic scale.  Students used their surfaces to explore Elemental Musical Adventures (http://www.elementalmusicaladventures.com) And practiced a run-through graduation song.   

This week the 5th graders continued their basketball unit. The objectives were dribbling with control and correct shooting form. Students had the opportunity to play basketball tag and a fun fast paced shooting game which they seemed to really enjoy! 

This week in Spanish, fifth-grade students continued working with Chapter 2B: Tu Sala de Clases (Your Classroom). This chapter focuses on having students describe their classroom using materials and direction words. This week students continued working with plurals in class. Students completed two practice activities from their book and checked it in class. Students worked on their last classwork packet on plurals. Next week, students will only have Spanish class (Monday).           

Being Sent Home This Week: Spanish Binders  

Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week 

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Specialists' Newsletter 6.4

Choose Grade here -  Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade

Kindergarten

This week at art, Kindergarten students created collage art inspired by Eric Carle’s “The Grouchy Ladybug.” Our beloved author and illustrator, Eric Carle passed away aged 91 on May 23rd. To celebrate his amazing work, students read one of Mrs. Choi’s personal favorite books, The Grouch Ladybug, and created collage art inspired by the artist. We also watch the video of Eric Carle telling a story of how he became an illustrator and the techniques that he used to create his collage art.   

This week in Computer Science, kindergarten students once again completed some origami art. Students loved origami when we made cat and dog faces in December, so this activity is back by popular demand. Origami is a great analog for computer programming. By following a sequence of instructions, students can reach the desired result, just like a computer program. By observing and noting any errors or “bugs,” students can determine which step resulted in an error and make amends to their art. Students also continued to practice their typing with Keyboarding Without Tears. The focus right now is keeping hands open while they type. Some students are successfully using the correct finger to type as well, which is fantastic! 

This week in Library, Kindergarten students discussed the King County Library System Summer Reading Program that started on June 1st. Please click HERE to find out more information and to register. Kindergarten students also browsed books on Ms. Whalen’s cart and took books home to read.  NOTE: this is the last week of library check-out before the end of the year. The last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! Please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th.   

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were repertoire, steady pulse, phrase, and same versus different.  Students explored these objectives through these games, songs, and activities: Grandma’s Spectacles, All Around the Kitchen, Mama’s in the Kitchen, Looby Loo, Head and Shoulders, Going Over the Sea, and Cherkessiya.    

The week the Kindergarteners' objectives were kicking for accuracy and power. Students practiced passing, dribbling, and shooting in a fun game of soccer bowling. Students worked in partner pairs and tried to knock down as many pins as they could using their soccer balls. The kindergartners were encouraged to use only their feet to move the ball throughout the class to maximize touches on the ball.   

This week in Spanish, kindergarten students continued working with animals. Students are learning basic animals in Spanish. Students are learning the words for bear, dog, fish, cow, and many more. This week students continued building word recognition and practiced their Spanish pronunciation. This week students worked on their goal: I can write sentences in Spanish about my favorite animal. Students looked at new vocabulary words like “mi” and “favorito”. Students looked at example sentences.  Students were given time to practice writing two Spanish sentences about their favorite animal. Next week, students will be learning about Cuba per their request.        

  • Work Being Sent Home: Cuba Mini Book   
  • *Please have students place their classwork in their Spanish folder so they are ready for class.          
  • Work to Turn-In: Mi Animal Favorito Sentences 
  • Want Practice at Home: The Animals Quizlet 

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First Grade 

This week at art, First Grade students created collage art inspired by Eric Carle. Our beloved author and illustrator, Eric Carle passed away aged 91 on May 23rd. To celebrate his amazing work, we created an animal collage inspired by the artist.  Students watch the video of Eric Carle telling a story of how he became an illustrator and the techniques that he used to create his collage art. Then we used tissue paper, scissors, and glue to create an animal collage. The students have done an amazing job! 

This week in Computer Science, first-grade students expanded their understanding of the Boolean data type by completing a “Color by Boolean” worksheet and playing a condition-based card game. Afterward, students practiced using conditional statements in Scratch. We programmed Scratch Cat to change color only if touching the edge of the screen. If the cat is not touching the edge, it does not change color. 

This week in Library, First Graders discussed the King County Library System Summer Reading Program that started on June 1st. Please click HERE to find out more information and to register. First Grade students also browsed books on Ms. Whalen’s library cart and took them home to read.  NOTE: this is the last week of library check-out before the end of the year. The last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! Please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. 

This week’s objectives in First Grade Music were pulse, rhythm, sol-la-mi vocal patterns, and repertoire.  Students explored these objectives through these games, songs, and activities: The Gallant Ship, Amos Moses, Lemonade, Mexican Counting Song, Punchinella, and a sol-la-mi assessment.    

The week the 1st graders' objectives were kicking for accuracy and power. Students practiced passing, dribbling, and shooting in a fun game of soccer bowling. Students worked in partner pairs and tried to knock down as many pins as they could using their soccer balls. The 1st graders were encouraged to use only their feet to move the ball throughout the class to maximize touches on the ball.   

This week in Spanish, first grade continued working with “la familia”. Students are learning the Spanish word for aunt, uncle, baby, mother, father, and many more. The goal of this unit is for students to describe their family members. This week students continued practicing their oral pronunciation of each vocabulary word along with playing vocabulary games on Quizlet. This week concurrent classes finished working on their family relationships worksheet and then checked it in class. In-person classes started a mini-unit on writing sentences to describe themselves. Next week, students will be having their “La Familia Checkpoint”.    

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: La Familia Checkpoint 
  • Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week.   
  • Want Practice at home: The Family Quizlet  

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Second Grade 

This week at art, Second Grade students started working on a drawing project inspired by Eric Carle’s “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.” Our beloved author and illustrator, Eric Carle passed away aged 91 on May 23rd. To celebrate his amazing work, students read the book called, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Inspired by the artist, we drew stars over a small village. Students had a great time drawing small houses and fill up the sky with stars.   

This week in Computer Science, second-grade students expanded their understanding of the Boolean data type by completing a “Color by Boolean” worksheet and playing a condition-based card game. Afterward, students practiced using conditional statements in Scratch. We programmed Scratch Cat to change color only if touching the edge of the screen. If the cat is not touching the edge, it does not change color. 

This week in Library, Second Graders discussed the King County Library System Summer Reading Program that started on June 1st. Please click HERE to find out more information and to register. NOTE: the last day to check out books is Friday, June 4th. Please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objectives in Second Grade Music were la-sol-mi vocal patterns, phrases, and pulse.  These objectives were explored through these games, songs, and activities: Mirroring to Hanayome Ningyo, Four Beats After, adding lyrics to sol-la-mi patterns, Oh I’m Gonna Sing, Lemonade, and I Hear the Train A’ Comin. 

The week the 2nd graders' objectives were kicking for accuracy and power. Students practiced passing, dribbling, and shooting in a fun game of soccer bowling. Students worked in partner pairs and tried to knock down as many pins as they could using their soccer balls. The 2nd graders were encouraged to use only their feet to move the ball throughout the class to maximize touches on the ball.   

This week in Spanish, Second Grade students continued working with their next unit of words: La Ropa (Clothes). The goal of this unit is for students to be able to identify what they are wearing and write sentences to describe what they are wearing or what someone is wearing. This week students finished working on their “La Ropa Translations” classwork assignment. The assignment contained 8 sentences and students translated the sentences from Spanish to English to help with reading comprehension. Some classes were able to check their “La Ropa Translations” classwork in class with Ms. Suarez. Some classes were able to start their mini-unit on using the word “es” in sentences to describe clothes.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Nothing being sent home this week.  
  • Work to Turn-In: La Ropa Translations Classwork 
  • Want Practice at home: La Ropa Quizlet 

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Third Grade 

This week at Art, Third grade students completed their virtual art show slides during art class and started working on the Dragon’s eye project. We talked about how dragons depicted differently in diverse cultures and shared some of the stories if anyone knew. Then we looked at some pictures of dragons’ eyes and started drawing Dragon’s Eye drawing.    

This week in Computer Science, third-grade students learned what HTML looks like and practiced writing some of their own on an HTML worksheet. Afterward, students inspected real websites and made changes to the Document Object Model to make the websites look different on their screens. Students learned the HTML is written in between tags which use angle brackets and the CSS references those tags in order to style different elements. 

This week in Library, Third Graders discussed the King County Library System Summer Reading Program that started on June 1st. Please click HERE to find out more information and to register. NOTE: the last day to check out books is Friday, June 4th. Please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objectives in Third Grade Music were rounds, fermata, and improvisation.  Students call and response improvisation through a song called Ama Lama.  They also learned the round Sally Go Round the Sun and reviewed Once an Austrian Went Yodeling. 

The week the 3rd graders' objectives were throwing and catching skills in small, sided games. Students practiced throwing and catching at different heights as a warmup before playing “Team Dodgeball”. This fun fast-paced game allows students to use their skills while also thinking about offensive and defensive strategies.   

This week in Spanish, Third Grade students finished working on their “La Casa Checkpoint. This checkpoint will be the final checkpoint this school year. The checkpoint had an array of different questions from fill in the blank, matching, and translating. Some classes were able to finish their checkpoints last week, some classes finished this week due to not having a second Spanish class last week (no school on Friday or the author visit). Third grade classes that finished last week, moved on to their next unit of words: Los Animales (The Animals). This unit of words will be more for fun since we will not have time to complete the whole unit.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Los Animales Graphic Organizer  
  • Work to Turn-In: La Casa Checkpoint 

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Fourth Grade 

This week at art, Fourth Grade students continued working on the ceramic rattle project. 

This week in Computer Science, fourth-grade students learned about creator’s rights with a lesson from Common Sense Education. Students learned that to use someone’s work, you must ask permission and attribute them in your creation. Different licenses allow more or less flexibility for other creators. 

This week in Library, Fourth Graders discussed the King County Library System Summer Reading Program that started on June 1st. Please click HERE to find out more information and to register. NOTE: the last day to check out books is Friday, June 4th. Please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objectives in Fourth Grade Music were sol-la-mi patterns and composition.  Students choreographed a dance by composing their own rhythms and moves to a song called Limbo Rock.  They also reviewed the song Grateful to Be.  Finally, students composed their own melodies adding pitches to a rhythmic rhyme.    

The week the 4th graders' objectives were throwing and catching skills in small, sided games. Students practiced throwing and catching at different heights as a warmup before playing “Team Dodgeball”. This fun fast-paced game allows students to use their skills while also thinking about offensive and defensive strategies.   

This week in Spanish, Fourth Grade students finished their checkpoints and started a review packet. Since there is not enough time, students will not be starting the next chapter, but instead completing some review of what they have learned this year. This week, the review section focused on greetings, common phrases, and titles. These topics were taught in Trimester 1 and are always being used in class. Students worked with partners to complete their review packet. Students checked their review packet with Ms. Suarez. These review packets will be sent home but were not a grade.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: “Te Gusta” Mini Skit   
  • Work to Turn-In: Chapter 1A Checkpoint 

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Fifth Grade

This week at art, Fifth Grade students enjoyed putting a ceramic glaze on their bisque-fired ceramic plates and bowls.   

This week in Computer Science, fifth-grade students created a meme for school, summer, or technology class. They used PowerPoint and chose from a list of pre-selected images to make their meme. They could put a school-appropriate message in the meme and share it with the class. 

This week in Library, Fifth Grade continued to work on their Story Cube assignment. We will work on this assignment during Library for the next few weeks. The due dates are as follows: Mrs. Dewitt’s class June 2nd and Mrs. Taylors June 11th. NOTE: the last day to check out books is Friday, June 4th. Please remind your child to return their library books no later than Friday, June 11th. Thank you! 

This week’s objectives in Fifth Grade Music were ABC form, composition, repertoire, pulse, and rhythmic/melodic dictation.  Students reviewed the Mexican folk dance Los Machetes and continued their practice of rhythmic and melodic dictation.  Finally, students composed a melody by first figuring out the rhythm to a poem, then adding pitches to the rhythm.    

The week the 5th graders' objectives were throwing and catching skills in small, sided games. Students practiced throwing and catching at different heights as a warmup before playing “Team Dodgeball”. This fun fast-paced game allows students to use their skills while also thinking about offensive and defensive strategies.  

This week in Spanish, fifth-grade students continued working with Chapter 2B: Tu Sala de Clases (Your Classroom). This chapter focuses on having students describe their classroom using materials and direction words. This week students started learning about plurals in Spanish. Students jotted down notes in their class notebooks. Students also began working on practice activities converting nouns from singular to plural. Next week, students will continue working with plurals.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Plurals Work Packet 1-3
  • Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week.   

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Specialists' Newsletter

Choose Grade here -  Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade

Kindergarten

This week at art, Kindergarten students read a book called “Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type” by Doreen Cronin. Then we looked at pictures of cows very carefully and talked about where the ears are, how their nose look like, shape of the body and more. Then, we started drawing cows in the meadow. They also had fun expressing cow’s feeling by drawing its eyes differently. Then we used markers and water to paint our drawing. They had so much fun working on this project!   

This week in Computer Science, kindergarten students learned about selecting items on the computer. Using ABCYa Paint, we practiced adding, moving, and resizing stickers by selecting them. Students learned that you can tell which item is selected because it will have a box around it. They also learned that clicking on something usually will select it and clicking away will deselect it. 

This week in Library, Kindergarten completed an author study on Mo Willems. Kindergartners learned that Mo Willems has written many books like “Piggie and Elephant” and “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”. He also worked on television shows such as Sesame Street. Kindergartners listened to the story “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems.  

Kindergarteners aparticipated in an author visit with Vicki Conrad on Tuesday. Mrs. Conrad spoke to students about her life and becoming an author. Students also had the opportunity to ask her questions about being an author. 

Kindergarten students also browsed books on Ms. Whalen’s cart and took books home to read.  Please remind your child to return their library books so they can check out more books.  

NOTE: the last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! 

  • Palladino – Wednesdays    
  • Roseland – Wednesdays    
  • Bernal – Thursdays    

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were feeling and intent, fast versus slow, repertoire, dramatic play, steady pulse, sol-mi melody, and high versus low.  Kindergartners spent time drawing and journaling while listening to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.  They also spent time reviewing songs and games from the past school year.  Games and songs included Fiddle-dee-dee, An Old Dance, Wishy Washy, Head and Shoulders, Circle Round the Zero, Song of the Frogs, Looby Loo, My Poor Hand, Mister Sun, Lemonade, and Cherkessiya.   

This week the Kindergartners enjoyed playing “ Backyard Games” in P.E. Students had the opportunity to play ladder golf and corn hole. Both of these games focus on the technique of throwing. Students were asked to find their own style as there are many different ways to throw in these games. I was very impressed with the sportsmanship and willingness to learn demonstrated by all students. 

This week in Spanish, kindergarten students continued working with animals. Students are learning some basic animals in Spanish. Students are learning the words for bear, dog, fish, cow, and many more. This week students continue building word recognition and practiced their Spanish pronunciation. This week students worked on their goal: I can read sentences in Spanish and identify what color an animal is. Students were given mini books about animals. Each page had an animal picture and a sentence with what color the animal was. Students read the sentence and then colored their animals. Next week, students will be learning to write a basic sentence in Spanish to identify their favorite animal.       

  • Work Being Sent Home: Mi Animal Favorito   
  • *Please have students place their classwork in their Spanish folder so they are ready for class.          
  • Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week.    
  • Want Practice at Home: The Animals Quizlet    

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First Grade 

This week at art, First grade students looked at ancient chines vases and briefly talked about the history of Chinese porcelain and getting the blue lapis lazuli in the Middle East along the Silk Road. We also about how the vase is symmetrical, just like the butterfly’s body that we made last week. Then we tried our best to make a symmetrical vase and put designs with blue oil pastels. We also added cherry blossoms and had fun using our fingers to paint. 

This week in Computer Science, first-grade students watched a BrainPop video about computer programming. We learned about what computers can do and some different concepts, such as loops and conditionals. We also learned about block coding with programs like Scratch. Students then opened Scratch and practiced making sprites move around. Next week we will learn what Booleans are and play a game to help learn the concept of conditional statements. 

This week in Library, First Grade students listened to the non-fiction story “American Holidays Memorial Day” by Connor Dayton. This is a story about what Memorial Day is and why it’s celebrated. First Graders also reviewed the table of contents, index, and words to know text features of this non-fiction book.  

First Graders also participated in an author visit with Vicki Conrad on Tuesday. Mrs. Conrad spoke to students about her life and becoming an author. Students also had the opportunity to ask her questions about being an author. 

First Grade students also browsed books on Ms. Whalen’s library cart and took them home to read.  Please remind your child to return their library books so they can check out more books.  

NOTE: the last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! 

  • Carver – Wednesdays   
  • Luckey – Fridays   

This week’s objectives in First Grade Music were feeling and intent, pulse, rhythm, and repertoire. First graders spent time drawing and journaling while listening to Gusav Holst’s The Planets.  Students learned the singing game The Gallant Ship.  They also reviewed quarter and eighth note patterns to the folk song Amos Moses.  Finally, they reviewed Lemonade and the Mexican Counting Song.   

This week the 1st graders enjoyed playing “ Backyard Games” in P.E. Students had the opportunity to play ladder golf and corn hole. Both of these games focus on the technique of throwing. Students were asked to find their own style as there are many different ways to throw in these games. I was very impressed with the sportsmanship and willingness to learn demonstrated by all students.  

This week in Spanish, first grade continued working with “la familia”. Students are learning the Spanish word for aunt, uncle, baby, mother, father, and many more. The goal of this unit is for students to describe their family members. This week students continued practicing their oral pronunciation of each vocabulary word along with playing vocabulary games on Quizlet. This week students finished working on Mi Familia sentence building classwork. Students who were done early were able to pick from completing vocabulary practice or Spanish IXL. Some classes were able to work on recognizing family relationships. Next week, students will learn how to write sentences to describe themselves using the phrase “Yo soy…”.  Students will have having their “La Familia Checkpoint” the week of June 7 to June 11.  
Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Yo Soy Sentence Building + Parent Letter Home    

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Second Grade 

This week at art, Ms. Duffina’s class finished with their Dragon Metal Embossing project. During Mr. Kolb’s art class, we had an author visit, Vicki Conrad. The students had a wonderful time learning about how Vicki persevere for several years to become an amazing author. Mrs. Moore’s class had a fun time creating 3D paper sculpture by cutting same shapes and 5 pieces of paper and carefully gluing them together.   

This week in Computer Science, second-grade students watched a BrainPop video about the Boolean data type. In the video, Annie and Moby used costumes to understand Booleans. A Boolean is a value that evaluates to or can be set to either True or False. Afterward, students used Booleans in Scratch to make a sprite change color only if certain Boolean conditions were True. 

This week in Library, Second Graders continued to review the Dictionary. Second Graders reviewed the parts of a Dictionary such as the guide words and entry words.  

NOTE: the last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! 

Second Graders also participated in an author visit with Vicki Conrad on Tuesday. Mrs. Conrad spoke to students about her life and becoming an author. Students also had the opportunity to ask her questions about being an author. 

This week’s objectives in Second Grade Music were la-sol-mi vocal patterns and composition.  Students figured out vocal patterns and then enjoyed writing their own lyrics to the melodies.  Students also spent time drawing and journaling to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.   

This week the 2nd graders enjoyed playing “ Backyard Games” in P.E. Students had the opportunity to play ladder golf and corn hole. Both of these games focus on the technique of throwing. Students were asked to find their own style as there are many different ways to throw in these games. I was very impressed with the sportsmanship and willingness to learn demonstrated by all students.   

This week in Spanish, second grade students continued working with their next unit of words: La Ropa (Clothes). The goal of this unit is for students to be able to identify what they are wearing and write sentences to describe what they are wearing or what someone is wearing. This week students were given a “La Ropa Translations” classwork assignment. The assignment contains 8 sentences and students translated the sentences from Spanish to English to help with reading comprehension. Students will be checking their work with Ms. Suarez in class. Due to the days off and the author visit, the second-grade classes are all at different paces.   

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Mi Ropa Classwork  
  • Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week.   
  • Want Practice at home: La Ropa Quizlet  

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Third Grade 

This week at art, Third grade students finished with their Abstract Tree painting inspired by Piet Mondrian and worked on their Virtual Art Show PowerPoint. They made three art projects to display on their slides, Abstract Tree paintings, Sea Creature Sculpture, and Landscape drawing inspired by Jen Aranyi. They are welcome to add more of their creations on their slide(s) and the due date for this project extended to next Friday, June 4th. 

This week in Computer Science, third-grade students deepened their media literacy by completing a lesson about digitally altered media from Common Sense Education. The focus was to identify how and why a photo or video might be altered by a creator. Reasons include to be creative or to persuade people about something. By evaluating the ways in which people alter digital content, students can be more intentional about which online media they consume and trust. 

This week in Library, Third Graders listened to the story “The Wall” by Eve Bunting. This story is about a father who takes his son to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. to find the name of the father he lost. As the father looks for the name of his own father, the son observes the people he sees who are visiting the memorial.  

NOTE: the last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! 

Third Graders also participated in an author visit with Vicki Conrad on Tuesday. Mrs. Conrad spoke to students about her life and becoming an author. Students also had the opportunity to ask her questions about being an author. 

This week’s objectives in Third Grade Music were feeling and intent, canons and rounds and improvisation.  Third graders spent time drawing and journaling while listening to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.  Students learned explored call and response improvisation through a song called Ama Lama.  They learned the round Sally Go Round the Sun and reviewed Once an Austrian Went Yodeling.   

This week the 3rd graders enjoyed playing “Backyard Games” in P.E. Students had the opportunity to play ladder golf and corn hole. Both of these games focus on the technique of throwing. Students were asked to find their own style as there are many different ways to throw in these games. I was very impressed with the sportsmanship and willingness to learn demonstrated by all students.   

This week in Spanish, third grade students started working on their “La Casa Checkpoint. This checkpoint will be the final checkpoint this school year. The checkpoint had an array of different questions from fill in the blank, matching, and translating. Some classes were able to finish their checkpoints, some classes will finish next week due to not having a second Spanish class this week due to no school on Friday or the author visit. Along with the written checkpoint, students also had their reading check. Their reading check included a list of 14 vocabulary words that students read out loud to Ms. Suarez to check for fluency and pronunciation.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Los Animales Worksheet  
  • Work to Turn-In: La Casa Checkpoint (if you are done with it only) 

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Fourth Grade 

This week at art, Fourth grade watched their Animotica stop motion animation together. We enjoyed watching everyone’s creative videos eating popcorns.   

This week in Computer Science, fourth-grade students watched their Stop Motion videos as a class.   

This week in Library, Fourth Graders listened to the story “The Samurai’s Daughter” by Robert D. San Souci. This story is retold from a medieval Japanese legend and is about a girl named Tokyo who vows to join her father, a noble samurai, after he is exiled to a lonely island. Between daughter and father lies a journey fraught with dangers, both natural and supernatural — fierce bandits, a ship of ghosts, and an evil sea demon.  

NOTE: the last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! 

Fourth Graders also participated in an author visit with Vicki Conrad on Tuesday. Mrs. Conrad spoke to students about her life and becoming an author. Students also had the opportunity to ask her questions about being an author. 

This week’s objectives in Fourth Grade Music were feeling and intent, rhythm patterns and repertoire.  Fourth graders spent time drawing and journaling to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.  Students choreographed a dance by composing their own rhythms and moves to a song called Limbo Rock.  They also reviewed the song Grateful to Be.    

This week the 4th graders enjoyed playing “ Backyard Games” in P.E. Students had the opportunity to play ladder golf and corn hole. Both of these games focus on the technique of throwing. Students were asked to find their own style as there are many different ways to throw in these games. I was very impressed with the sportsmanship and willingness to learn demonstrated by all students.   

This week in Spanish, fourth grade students started working on their Chapter 1A Checkpoint. The checkpoint had an assortment of questions from matching, fill in the blank, and short responses. Students started working on their checkpoints, but most students have not finished yet due to the author visit this week and no school on Friday. Students who were unable to finish this week, will have more class time next week to finish. Along with the written checkpoint, students also had their reading check. Their reading check included a list of 20 vocabulary words that students read out loud to Ms. Suarez to check for fluency and pronunciation. Next week, students will finish their checkpoints and start a review packet. Since there is not enough time, students will not be starting the next chapter, but instead completing some review of what they have learned this year.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Greetings Review Packet  
  • Work to Turn-In: Chapter 1A Checkpoint (only if you are done with it) 

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Fifth Grade

This week at art, Fifth Grade students enjoyed working on the last clay project. We revie basic techniques for forming clay and students created plates and pinch pots of their choice. Clay is one of their favorite art materials and they had a great time working on this project.   

This week in Computer Science, fifth-grade students watched their Stop Motion videos as a class. 

This week in Library, Fifth Grade continued to work on their Story Cube assignment. We will work on this assignment during library for the next few weeks. The due dates are as follows: Mrs. Dewitt’s class June 2nd and Mrs. Taylors June 11th.  

NOTE: the last day to check out library books is Friday, June 4th!!! 

Fifth Graders also participated in an author visit with Vicki Conrad on Tuesday. Mrs. Conrad spoke to students about her life and becoming an author. Students also had the opportunity to ask her questions about being an author. 

This week’s objectives in Fifth Grade Music were pulse, rhythm patterns, ABC form, and rhythmic dictation.  Students learned a dance using rhythmic sticks to adaptation of the Mexican folk dance Los Machetes.  Students also worked in teams to compete in a friendly rhythmic dictation competition.  Finally, students spent time journaling and drawing to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.    

This week the 5th graders continued to help Coach Sturgess design and record videos for the virtual field day. Students were placed in small grouped and asked to prepare and rehearse a short virtual field day event which will be shared with the online students.   

This week in Spanish, fifth-grade students continued working with Chapter 2B: Tu Sala de Clases (Your Classroom). This chapter focuses on having students describe their classroom using materials and direction words. This week students continued learning about the verb “estar” which is an irregular verb that means “to be”. This week students checked their classwork from last week: workbook pages 38-40. Students were able to review their work and ask any questions they had. During their second Spanish class this week, students completed their ”Estar Quiz”. Their quiz was taken on Kahoot and had questions that included conjugating estar or picking the correct pronoun to use in a sentence. This week students did not have a third Spanish class since there was no school on Friday.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Nothing is being sent home this week. 
  • Work to Turn-In: Workbook Pages 38-40   

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Kindergarten

This week at art, Kindergarten students looked at ancient chines vases and briefly talked about the history of Chinese porcelain and getting the blue lapis lazuli in the Middle East along the Silk Road. We also about how the vase is symmetrical, just like the butterfly’s body that we made last week. Then we tried our best to make a symmetrical vase and put designs with blue oil pastels. We also added cherry blossoms and had fun using our fingers to paint.   

This week in Computer Science, kindergarten students reviewed what Media Balance means and why it is important to know when and how to put devices away. We discussed some scenarios, like putting away devices before bed, when a friend says hello, or so that you can play outside. Students enjoyed singing the Media Balance song. To extend learning at home, you may complete this Family Activity.   

This week in Library, Kindergarten listened to the story “Tiger, Tiger,” by Dee Lillegard. This is a story about a young boy named Pacu who goes on an adventure into the jungle and with the help of a peacock’s feather he finds on the ground, creates an imaginative and wonderous tiger.  

Kindergarten students also browsed books on Ms. Whalen’s cart and took books home to read.  Please remind your child to return their library books so they can check out more books. Thank you! 

  • Palladino – Wednesdays    
  • Roseland – Wednesdays    
  • Bernal – Thursdays    

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were repertoire, steady pulse, quarter/eighth note rhythms, and call and response.  Students learned the words and movements to Going Over the Sea and reviewed and recorded You Can Count on Me. They also had added a poem interlude to some rhythmic flash cards and learned a call and response song called Lemonade. 

This week the kindergartners enjoyed using the scooter boards. The objectives this week were movement patterns and concepts, movement pathways and speed direction and force. They played partner protect and scooter tag. Both games allowed students to learn and demonstrate the objectives.  This week in Spanish, kindergarten students continued working with animals. Students are learning basic animals in Spanish. Students are learning the words for bird, dog, cat, cow, and many more. This week students continue building word recognition and practiced their Spanish pronunciation. Students also had a mini grammar lesson about nouns and word families in Spanish. Spanish is a gendered based language meaning words are categorized as masculine or feminine based on their last letter. Students learned about the word families and their relationship to el and la. Students completed practice work in class with el and la. Next week, students will continue working with animals.    

  • Work Being Sent Home: Mi Libro de Animales   
  • *Please have students place their classwork in their Spanish folder so they are ready for class.        
  • Work to Turn-In: El and La Sorting Activity   
  • Want Practice at Home: The Animals Quizlet 

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First Grade 

This week at art, in-person First grade students had a wonderful time learning about Alexander Calder, an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles. We first read a book called, Sandy’s Circus, which briefly tells about his life, inspiration, and work. Then we made our own fish mobile with pipe cleaners and beads. We practiced using pipe cleaners before we start working on the project and that was very helpful.   

This week in Computer Science, first-grade students learned about Computational Thinking on BrainPop. After watching a video and completing the quiz, students completed activity worksheets about debugging and explored Scratch. Some students who have not tried using Scratch before were encouraged to use the tutorial, and students with more Scratch experience could try two different debugging challenges

This week in Library, First Grade students listened to the story “My First Day” by Phung Nguyen. This is a story about a brave young boy who lives in Vietnam. He embarks on an adventure to get to school on his first day.  

First Grade students also browsed books on Ms. Whalen’s library cart and took them home to read.  Please remind your child to return their library books so they can check out more books. Thank you! 

  • Carver – Wednesdays   
  • Luckey – Fridays   

This week’s objectives in First Grade Music were quarter/eighth note rhythms, sol-mi-la vocal patterns, AB form, repertoire, and steady pulse.  Students explored these objectives through these songs, games, and activities: Puncinella, Bell Horses, You Can Count on Me, and the Popsicle Stick Game. 

This week the 1st graders enjoyed using the scooter boards. The objectives this week were movement patterns and concepts, movement pathways and speed direction and force. They played partner protect and scooter tag. Both games allowed students to learn and demonstrate the objectives.   

This week in Spanish, first grade continued working with “la familia”. Students are learning the Spanish word for aunt, uncle, baby, mother, father, and many more. The goal of this unit is for students to describe their family members. This week students continued practicing their oral pronunciation of each vocabulary word along with playing vocabulary games on Quizlet. This week students focused on sentence building. Students refreshed their memories on how to write a sentence using “es” and an adjective. For example, “La hermana es bonita.”. Students also learned how to write a new sentence using the phrase “se llama”. For example, “La hermana se llama Maria.”. Next week, students will continue their sentence building lesson with their family vocabulary and look at family relationships.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Family Relationships Worksheet     
  • Work to Turn-In: Family House Project (If you forgot to turn it in last week.) 
  • Want Practice at home: The Family Quizlet  

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Second Grade 

This week at art, Second grade students adding colors to their dragons this week. We used permanent markers to color on the copper sheet. Students loved working on their metal embossing project for the past couple weeks and were very proud of how their dragon drawings turned out. 

This week in Computer Science, second-grade students learned about Device Free Moments. Students discussed why it is important to take breaks from devices, like before bed, when they need to focus, or when they are walking around. We learned that technology is often a distraction and what sort of things can happen if we allow ourselves to be distracted by technology. Students ended class by creating advice for an adult about how to take a break from technology. 

This week in Library, Second Graders reviewed the Dictionary. Second Graders discussed the parts of a Dictionary such as the guide words and entry words. Second Graders discovered that a Dictionary helps readers and writers spell words, gives the definition of a word, shows the part of the speech the word is from, and many more things. Next week students will work on the Dictionary assignment that was sent home last week. 

This week’s objectives in Second Grade Music were pulse, repertoire, sol-mi-re-do vocal patterns, and phrase.  Students explored these objectives through these songs, games, and activities: Mirror game, Oh I’m Gonna Sing, You Can Count on Me, Four Beats After, Magic Word Game, and I Can Read That. 

This week the 2nd graders enjoyed using the scooter boards. The objectives this week were movement patterns and concepts, movement pathways and speed direction and force. They played partner protect and scooter tag. Both games allowed students to learn and demonstrate the objectives.   

This week in Spanish, second grade students continued working with their next unit of words: La Ropa (Clothes). The goal of this unit is for students to be able to identify what they are wearing and write sentences to describe what they are wearing or what someone is wearing. This week students started their lesson on sentence building using their clothes vocabulary words. The goal for students is to be able to write a sentence in Spanish that describes what someone or they are wearing. Students looked at sentence examples with Ms. Suarez and some even started working on their practice assignment. Next, week students will continue working with sentence building and la ropa vocabulary.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Colorful Clothes Worksheet 
  • Work to Turn-In: Nothing to turn in this week.   
  • Want Practice at home: La Ropa Quizlet   

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Third Grade 

This week at art, Third grade students almost finished with our abstract tree project by adding colors. We used washable markers to color. First, color each organic shapes that we created by overlapping the abstract tree branches with markers. Then, using a brush, we added water so the color could bleed on the canvas. The students were excited to experiment with colors and their abstract tree paintings are turning out great!.   

This week in Computer Science, third-grade students added their PowerPoint presentations to a Padlet page. Once added, students could view and comment on each other’s presentations. Students should have left a positive comment for one or two presentations. Students could also leave a constructive comment in the same post. This is helpful practice for keeping online interactions positive and kind. 

This week in Library, Third Graders talked about May being Jewish-American Heritage Month and Asian-American Heritage Month. Third Graders listened to the story “Can Hens Give Milk” by Joan Betty Stuchner. This story is about a little girl named Tova who lives with her family on a small farm in the famous town of Chelm, a mythical village populated, according to Jewish folklore, by fools.   

This week’s objectives in Third Grade Music were repertoire, rhythm patterns, and fermata.  Students explored these objectives through these songs, games, and activities: You Can Count on Me, I Can Play That!, Rhythm Flashcard Ostinatos, Les Saluts, and Once an Austrian Went Yodeling.   

This week the 3rd graders enjoyed using the scooter boards. The objectives this week were movement patterns and concepts, movement pathways and speed direction and force. They played partner protect and scooter tag. Both games allowed students to learn and demonstrate the objectives.   

This week in Spanish, third grade students continued working on their last unit of vocabulary words with the house. This unit of words includes the remainder of the words regarding a house such as living room, bathroom, garage, and office. This week students continued working on their “La Casa Project”.  This project is the last assignment with this set of vocabulary words. This week students worked on part 2 of their project. Part 1 focused on drawing, coloring, and labeling a house of their own. Part 2 focused on sentence writing. Students are writing at least 5 Spanish sentences to describe the house they designed. Students are encouraged to write a medley of sentences that include location, quantity, and appearance.  Students will be having their “La Casa Checkpoint” next week of May 24-May 28. A letter was sent home in last week’s Friday folder with more information.  

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: La Casa Checkpoint 
  • Work to Turn-In: La Casa Proyecto 

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Fourth Grade 

This week at art, Fourth grade students enjoyed working on clay rattle project. Rattles are one of the oldest musical instruments and can be found in almost every culture. These musical instruments have a hollow body which contains small loose beads of clay that will make noise when shaken. We started this project by making a pinch pot and added tiny beads wrapped around with tissue paper to prevent the beads to stick together. It was challenging to keep the pinch pot hollow when we close the pinch pot but they had a lot of fun working on this project.  

This week in Computer Science, fourth-grade students finished and submitted their Animotica stop motion videos. The videos look amazing, and I will be compiling them into one long video that we can watch during class next week. Students will also have a chance to leave positive feedback for their peers using Padlet as we watch the videos. 

This week in Library, Fourth Graders talked about May being Jewish-American Heritage Month and Asian-American Heritage Month. Fourth Grade students listened to the story “Mrs. Katz and Tush” by Patricia Polacco. This story is about a young boy named Larnel doesn’t know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz and Mrs. Katz tell him stories about coming to America from Poland. 

This week’s objectives in Fourth Grade Music were canon/round, repertoire, rhythm patterns, and phrasing.  Students explored these objectives through these games, songs, and activities: Grateful to Be, You Can Count on Me, rhythmic dictation teams, and Early to Bed. 

This week the 4th graders enjoyed using the scooter boards. The objectives this week were movement patterns and concepts, movement pathways and speed direction and force. They played partner protect and scooter tag. Both games allowed students to learn and demonstrate the objectives.   

This week in Spanish, fourth grade students completed a review classwork focused on Chapter 1A. The review had an assortment of questions from matching, fill in the blank, and short responses. Students completed their review individually and then checked their work with Ms. Suarez. This review will be sent home so that students can review at home if they wish.  

  • Fourth grade students will be having their Chapter 1A Checkpoint next week of May 24-May 28. 
  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Chapter 1A Checkpoint.    
  • Work to Turn-In: Workbook Pages 17/18 

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Fifth Grade

This week at art, Fifth Grade students watched their Animotica stop motion animation together. We enjoyed watching everyone’s creative videos eating popcorns.   

This week in Computer Science, fifth-grade students got to watch everyone’s stop motion animations. While watching, kids took notes about what comment they would leave for another student’s video and afterward, added their comments to a Padlet page so that we could share positive feedback about animations. You Can watch the stop motion videos here. This link will only work for students signed into their 5th grade CHA account. Your child can also find the video on Teams by going to Computer Science and clicking “Files” at the top, then choosing 5th Grade Stop Motion May 2021.

This week in Library, Fifth Grade continued to work on their Story Cube assignment. We will work on this assignment during library for the next few weeks. The due dates are as follows: Mrs. Dewitt’s class June 2nd and Mrs. Taylors June 4th.   

This week’s objectives in Fifth Grade Music were composition, repertoire, rhythm patterns, and question-answer improvisation.  After teacher feedback, students refined their Sountrap poetry project.  In addition, they explore the other music objectives through these activities: team rhythmic dictation, Look Out!, Grateful to Be, and You Can Count on Me.   

This week the 5th graders enjoyed using the scooter boards. The objectives this week were movement patterns and concepts, movement pathways and speed direction and force. They played partner protect and scooter tag. Both games allowed students to learn and demonstrate the objectives.   

This week in Spanish, fifth-grade students continued working with Chapter 2B: Tu Sala de Clases (Your Classroom). This chapter focuses on having students describe their classroom using materials and direction words. This week students continued learning about the verb “estar” which is an irregular verb that means “to be”. This week students completed two practice Spanish IXL modules on “estar”. The modules focused on having students pick the correct conjugation of “estar” to complete the sentences. While students worked, Ms. Suarez offered 1:1 help for students who needed a refresh on pronouns. Students then worked on a classwork assignment with “estar”.    

  • Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Nothing is being sent home this week. 
  • Work to Turn-In: Workbook Pages 38-40 (Once it has been checked in class together) 

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