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October 02, 2020

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

This week at Art, Kindergarten students enjoyed learning about different kinds of lines and created 3D line sculptures. We created varieties of lines by folding, bending and cutting strips of paper and glue them on a cardstock to create 3D line sculpture playground. Mrs. Robert’s class parents, if you didn’t get a chance to upload your child’s self-portrait, I kindly ask you to do so by next Friday. Here is the instruction! Thank you!  

  

please take a good picture of your child’s drawing and save it in his/her Art Class Notebook portfolio folder.                                                                                              

Take a picture of your child’s self-portrait and save it.   

Log in to teams with your child’s account.   

Go to Art- Kindergarten team.    

Click Class Notebook located on the top of the page.   

  

You will see a welcome message and the step-by-step instruction on how to save your child’s self-portrait in his/her portfolio.   

  

If you have hard time saving your child’s picture. Please email it to me. On the subject, please write your child’s grade and name. My email address in [email protected].   

  

This week in Computer Science, Kindergarten continued logging in to laptops using a username and password. We discussed some vocabulary words like, “log in”, “username”, and “password”.  We logged into BrainPop as a class and watched a video about parts of the computer before checking our knowledge with a quiz. At the end of class, students closed BrainPop with the “x” at the top of the screen, and logged off by holding the windows key while tapping “L”.  

  

This week in Library, Kindergarten students listened to the story “Bella’s Fall Coat” by Lynn Plourde. It is a story about a young girl who loves the sights and sounds of autumn. Kindergarteners also discussed what they see and smell in autumn and listened to the story “Thanking the Moon” by Grace Lin.  

  

This week’s objectives in Kindergarten Music were identifying a melody, rhythm patterns, steady pulse, and same versus different.  This week’s animal was the sheep.  Students learned that the ABC song and Twinkle Little Star are the same melody.  They enjoyed a drawing activity that accompanied the song.  Students added the color blue (tip toe) to our color game and participated in activities with the songs Listen to the Lambs, Little Bo-Peep, and Hey, Betty Martin.  

  

This week in P.E the Kindergarteners played a variety of different games to continue teaching both locomotive skill and working on the underhand throw. Students were asked to try and remember 3 key words. SWING, STEP, TOSS! These are the 3 steps to complete an underhand throw. Students practiced throwing towards a target from different distances using both their dominate and non-dominate hands. The kindergarteners are progressing well and enjoyed learning a new skill.  

  

This week in Spanish, Kindergarten students continued learning and working with the Days of the Week. In class students, reviewed pronunciation with Ms. Suarez. Students also participated in playing virtual games with the days of the week like Quizlet. Students finished their Days of the Week packet which had students trace and color the days of the week. Students were also introduced to basic Spanish greetings this week. Students learned about Buenos Dias, Buenas Tardes, and Buenas Noche. Students will continue working with the days of the week and greetings next week. This week students in school had Spanish in-person with Ms. Suarez  

Work Being Sent Home: Days of the Week Matching, Days of the Week Caterpillar, and Yellow Cardstock*  

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

Work to Turn-In: Days of the Week Packet (Only Ms. Roberts Virtual Students)  

Want to have your child practice their Days of the Week at home use the link below:   

CHA Spanish | Computer Lab Website

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First Grade

This week at Art, First Grade students had a chance to explore the exciting process of combining primary colors to make secondary colors using model magic. After making predictions and observations of Mrs. Choi making the secondary colors of orange, green and purple, they made their own colors and made tiny pumpkins using the secondary colors. They also found out when they mix all three primary colors, they can make brown.   

  

If you didn’t get a chance to upload your child’s self-portrait, I kindly ask you to do so by next Friday. Here is the instruction! Thank you!  

  

Please take a good picture of your child’s drawing and save it in his/her Art Class Notebook portfolio folder.         

Take a picture of your child’s self-portrait and save it.   

Log in to teams with your child’s account.   

Go to Art- 1st Grade team.    

Click Class Notebook located on the top of the page.   

  

You will see a welcome message and the step-by-step instruction on how to save your child’s self-portrait in his/her portfolio.   

  

If you have hard time saving your child’s picture. Please email it to me. On the subject, please write your child’s grade and name. My email address in [email protected].   

  

This week in Computer Science, First Grade started an assignment using Microsoft Word. For the assignment, they create a new Word Document and insert pictures of pumpkins. They can choose two pictures to insert. Next, they complete this sentence for each pumpkin: “What I like about this pumpkin is…” Next week we will finish the project and submit the assignment.  

  

This week in Library, First Grade students listened to the story “Hello Fall” by Deborah Diesen, which is a story about a grandfather and his granddaughter who welcome fall. First Graders also discussed what they see and smell in autumn and listened to the story “Thanking the Moon” by Grace Lin.  

  

This week’s objectives in First Grade Music were identifying a melody, call and response vocal patterns, rhythm while singing, and steady pulse.  Students had a chance to order a pizza by singing back their order to Mr. Rees.  They attempted a body percussion beat over the song Ms. Mary Mack and explored steady pulse during the games Monkey See, Monkey Do, and Saw, Saw, Away.  Finally, they had fun drawing to a reworded Twinkle Little Star.    

  

This week in P.E the 1st graders played a variety of different games to continue teaching both locomotive skill and working on the underhand throw. Students were asked to try and remember 3 key words. SWING, STEP, TOSS! These are the 3 steps to complete an underhand throw. Students practiced throwing towards a target from different distances using both their dominate and non-dominate hands. The 1st graders also recapped catching objects at different heights.  

  

This week in Spanish, First Grade students focused on reviewing emotions and the months of the year. Students listened to Ms. Suarez pronounce the word and then practiced their pronunciation. Students also played virtual games with the emotions and months of the year. Students loved playing “Act Out’ where Ms. Suarez would say an emotion in Spanish and the students had to act it out. Students also completed independent work “Dibuja las Emociones”. Students drew pictures to help them remember each of the emotion words. Next week, we are going to continue reviewing calendar questions and we are going to review the seasons.   

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: The Seasons Cut and Paste Worksheet*  

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

Work to Turn-In: Dibuja Las Emociones/Draw the Emotions Worksheet  

Want to have your child practice Spanish at home use the link below:  

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Second Grade

This week at Art, Second grade students learned about Aaron Draplin, Graphic designer and created collage landscape inspired by the artist. We looked at his graphic designs and got inspired by his “Thick Lines” prints. In his design, he put shades of thick lines together to create a layered landscape composition. They learned to overlap layers of shades to create depth in their landscape collage. They had a great time cutting and pasting paper to create the masterpieces.  

  

If you didn’t get a chance to upload your child’s self-portrait, I kindly ask you to do so by next Friday. Here is the instruction! Thank you!  

Please take a good picture of your child’s drawing and save it in his/her Art Class Notebook portfolio folder.                                                                            

Take a picture of your child’s self-portrait and save it.   

Log in to teams with your child’s account.   

Go to Art- 2nd Grade team.    

Click Class Notebook located on the top of the page.   

You will see a welcome message and the step-by-step instruction on how to save your child’s self-portrait in his/her portfolio.   

If you have hard time saving your child’s picture. Please email it to me. On the subject, please write your child’s grade and name. My email address in [email protected].   

  

This week in Computer Science, Second Grade began a project called Me on the Map. We began by reading the book Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney. We discussed how the main character uses several maps to find where she is. Some maps show the entire world, some show much smaller regions, such as a city or even a single house! Next, we started a PowerPoint presentation. Students were given a list of sentences to include in their presentations, which start by looking at what planet we live on and finally zero in on the street. Next week we will be using Google Earth to add pictures to our presentations.  

  

This week in Library, Second Grade students listened to the story “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” by Julia Rawlinson. It’s a story about a young fox named Fletcher who tries to save a tree’s leaves from falling off during autumn and winter. Second Graders also reviewed library procedures.  

  

This week’s objectives in Second Grade Music were half note preparation, melody identification, movement to music, and sol-la-mi vocal patterns.  Students practiced bouncing a ball or patting to the half note pulse during the Harvest Song.  They enjoyed drawing a “surprise” to a reworded Twinkle Little Star.  Finally, students explored so-la-mi vocal patterns with Gino’s Pizza Restaurant and We are Dancing in the Forest.  

  

This week in P.E the 2nd graders played a variety of different games to continue teaching both locomotive skill and working on the underhand throw. Students were asked to try and remember 3 key words. SWING, STEP, TOSS! These are the 3 steps to complete an underhand throw. Students practiced throwing towards a target from different distances using both their dominate and non-dominate hands. The 2nd graders also recapped catching objects at different heights.  

  

This week in Spanish, Second Grade students were introduced to Hispanic Heritage Month. Students learned what is Hispanic Heritage Month, why we celebrate it, and countries that speak Spanish. Students also learned about famous Hispanic people like Cesar Chavez and Celia Cruz. Students watched two Brain Pop Videos relating to Hispanic Heritage. One was about Cesar Chavez and why he was a famous and the second video was on Latin Music. Students completed their Hispanic Heritage Month Packet during class time. Next week we are going to dive into the fruits and vegetables to review the words we learned last year, this will prepare students for their first group of new vocabulary words: Food and Drinks.   

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: Draw the Fruits and Vegetables Packet*  

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

Work to Turn-In:  

Mr. Kolb’s Class: Hispanic Heritage Month Packet   

Mrs. Duffina’s Class: Nothing to turn in. We are not done yet.   

Mrs. Moore’s Class: Nothing to turn in. We are not done yet.  

CHA Spanish | Computer Lab Website

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Third Grade 

This week at art, Third grade students were introduced to a book called Flashlight by Lizi Boyd. It is a fun wordless picture book with room to explore. Mrs. Choi and the students had a wonderful time spotting some nocturnal animals, came up with our own stories and gave names to some of the animals from the book. Inspired by this book, students started drawing nocturnal animals and some imaginary creatures that they might run into at nighttime with a white color pencil on a black paper.   

  

This week in Computer Science, Third Grade did a Computer Parts worksheet in their Class Notebook. The task was to click and drag the computer vocabulary words next to the correct definition. Students could use the “review” portion of the Find the Technology game on ABCYa to help if they weren’t sure on a definition. When finished, they could go back to the ABCYa game and instead play the “search” game. Students can click here if they would like to play again. Don’t forget to log in with username: chatechlab and password: chestnut.  

  

This week in Library, Third Grade students listened to the story “The Apple Orchard Riddle” by Margaret McNamera. This story is about students who learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. Third Graders also reviewed library procedures.  

  

This week’s objectives in Third Grade Music were melody identification, so-la-mi-re-do patterns, steady pulse, AB form, and rhythm patterns over a song.  Students learned how do-re-mi-sol-la looks on a 5 lined staff. (CDEGA) They practiced singing and responding to the song Gino’s Pizza Restaurant which used this pentatonic pattern.  They also explored AB form to a song called Down to the Baker’s Shop and drawing a “surprise” to a reworded Twinkle Little Star.  

  

This week in P.E the 3rd graders recapped and practiced a variety of different locomotor skills. All students continued to practice both their overhand and underhand throwing playing some new exciting games. Our focus was on proper form. I asked the students to use Flipgrid to demonstrate and record these skills and, then use this as a chance to self-assess their own technique. Self-assessment is a great tool to heighten awareness and allows for students to take responsibility for their own learning.  

  

This week in Spanish, Third Grade students continued learning about Hispanic Heritage Month. Students first completed a KWL Chart on what they already knew about Hispanic Heritage Month and wrote down questions they had. In class, Ms. Suarez shared a presentation on HHM and shared videos about famous Hispanic people like Cesar Chavez. Students also started working on their Country Book Project. This project focuses on having students learn more about Spanish Speaking Countries. Students completed Bolivia with Ms. Suarez. Next week students will continue working on their Country Book Project.   

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: None  

Work to Turn-In: Nothing yet, we are still working on our Country Books.  

CHA Spanish | Computer Lab Website

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Fourth Grade 

This Week at Art, Fourth Grade students learned about art terms, Hue, Tint, Shade and Tone. They learned that artists use tints and shades of colors to turn 2D objects into 3D objects in their artworks. They then started working on the Spooky Landscape with Pumpkins project. First, they make concentric circles with white oil pastels on a black paper for the moon. They started with white and then used progressively darker tints of blue, blending into black. They then made pumpkins in different sizes so that they can overlap, and use size to create the illusion of depth. They used white and yellow to make the lighter tints where the moonlight is hitting their pumpkins. They also added some black shadows to make their drawing more realistic.   

  

This week in Computer Science, Fourth Graders learned how to use Lens. We practiced taking a photo of a drawn picture and uploading it to the assignment tab. Then, we took photos of ourselves and practiced cropping them in different ways. We learned how to delete and save files, and to take pictures of documents versus normal photos. Finally, we uploaded our cropped photos to the assignment.  

  

This week in Library, Fourth Grade students listened to the story “The Apple Orchard Riddle” by Margaret McNamera. This story is about students who learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. Fourth Graders also reviewed library procedures.  

  

This week’s objectives in Fourth Grade Music were recorder technique, composition, improvisation, and uninterrupted listening.  Students continued to strengthen their knowledge of G, A, and B on the recorder by identifying the notes, improvising the notes, and finally composing a melody using the notes.  Students also completed an uninterrupted listening journal assignment to Bruno Mars’ You Can Count on Me.    

  

This week in P.E the 4th graders recapped and practiced a variety of different locomotor skills. All students continued to practice both their overhand and underhand throwing playing some new exciting games. Our focus was on proper form. I asked the students to use Flipgrid to demonstrate and record these skills and, then use this as a chance to self-assess their own technique. Self-assessment is a great tool to heighten awareness and allows for students to take responsibility for their own learning.  

  

This week in Spanish, Fourth Grade students continued learning about Hispanic Heritage Month. Students first completed a personal survey about culture and what culture means to them. Ms. Suarez shared some of the results anonymously with the class. In class, Ms. Suarez shared a presentation on HHM and shared videos about famous Hispanic people like Cesar Chavez. Students also watched a video about culture and what culture looks like in different Spanish Speaking Countries. Students started working on their Country Book Project. This project focuses on having students learn more about Spanish Speaking Countries. Students completed Bolivia with Ms. Suarez. Next week students will finish the section on HHM and begin their first chapter in the Realidades textbook.   

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: None  

Work to Turn-In: Nothing yet, we are still working on our Country Books.  

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Fifth Grade 

This week at Art, Fifth grade students learned about the three different types of balance in Art—symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial balance. We then focused on radial balance. Radial balance has a center axis, and the design radiates from the center and repeats around the axis. After looking at examples from nature and man-made objects, we started working on the Radial Balance Celtic Knots project.    

  

This week in Computer Science, Fifth Graders began to work on their Book Trailer projects. This project is done in conjunction with Library and will last 4 weeks, ending on October 22nd. Students choose a book they have read recently and create an advertisement for the book, introducing the characters as well as the main problem. The trailer ends with an invitation to read the book. Students are using the Video Editor installed on their Windows machine to make this trailer. Next week, we will learn how to add sound and voice recordings.  

  

This week in the Library, Fifth Grade students were introduced to the Book Trailer project that they will be working on in class for the next four weeks. Fifth Graders brainstormed book titles and began the planning process.  

  

This week’s objectives in Fifth Grade Music were ukulele tuning, improvising, composition, and uninterrupted listening.  Student continued to make progress tuning their own instrument.  They improvised and composed a one-string melody. Finally, they completed an uninterrupted listening journal assignment to Bruno Mars’ You Can Count on Me.  

  

This week in P.E the 5th graders recapped and practiced a variety of different locomotor skills. All students continued to practice both their overhand and underhand throwing playing some new exciting games. Our focus was on proper form. I asked the students to review their Flipgrid from a previous P.E class and use this as a chance to self-assess their own technique. Self-assessment is a great tool to heighten awareness and allows for students to take responsibility for their own learning.  

  

This week in Spanish, fifth-grade students continued learning about Hispanic Heritage Month. Students first completed a personal survey about culture and what culture means to them. Ms. Suarez shared some of the results anonymously with the class. In class, Ms. Suarez shared a presentation on HHM and shared videos about famous Hispanic people like Cesar Chavez. Students also watched a video about culture and what culture looks like in different Spanish Speaking Countries. Students started working on their People Mini-Project This project focuses on having students learn about three famous Hispanic/Latinx individuals. Next week students will finish the section on HHM and begin their first chapter in the Realidades textbook.   

Worksheet Being Sent Home This Week: None  

Work to Turn-In: Nothing yet, we are still working on our People Mini Project.    

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