This week we dove right into our Alaska Marine Studies, which we can't wait to continue next week! We are overjoyed to spend the weekend in Homer, explore tide pools and enjoy each others' company.
The sun seems to be shining, the play ground is drying and everyone is in high spirits. There is not much more we could ask for! Things will be happening quickly now that May is upon us. Make sure to put all of our important dates on your calendar, we have the Newsletter filled up to the end of the year!
ALSO- If your student has a summer birthday, we plan to celebrate it before and during our Final Portfolio Share on May 22 at 1:00pm (The share will be begin at 1:30 after birthday songs are sung!). Feel free to bring a small (preferably healthy) treat!
While we cannot attend Bowman's clean-up this Saturday as we will be at a Math Training at Chugach, we encourage families to come help clean up our playgrounds and neighborhood from 10am-2pm on Saturday! Thanks for helping keep our Earth and our school green.
Check the pictures below to see all the fun we had this week, especially with engineering pig houses to protect from the Big Bad Wolf and the Autism Awareness Walkathon! ENJOY THE SUN :)
Great job Eva D.!
What a fabulous and sunny week we have had in our classroom! The next couple of weeks we will be diving into a thematic unit about Marine Ecosystems with a focus on Alaskan/Arctic systems in preparation for Homer Sea Week! We kicked this off on Friday with our "Beach Day" celebration during which we studied Jellyfish, did some beachy activities and team building games and made some decorations for our classroom. Thanks for everyone who supported the the party with donations, decorations or other help :)
Thanks for sharing about your family trip to California Kendall! What an amazing poster scrapbook :)
We had SUCH AN AMAZING TIME at our beach party! Look at those smiles :)
The sun is shining, and spirits are high, enjoy the break-up and play outside.
Break-up season is in full force. Feel free to send your student in with rain gear instead of snow gear. It's warm out during recess, but slushy and puddly!
We had a fun week, check out the pictures below and , have a fantastic puddly weekend!
Happy birthday girls!
Great job sharing about dipnetting Alexis!
Team building challenge activity
Congratulations Lexia friends!
Hooray for light! The week seemed longer (in a good way) with the sun setting so late now.
Thank you all for being so understanding throughout the new morning playground transition. We are still getting used to the new routine and tweaking details, we appreciate your patients.
This week we celebrated a Family Share, a birthday and Lexia level uppers.
Have a great sunshiny weekend!!
Great work Nora ! Nora shared about her fantastic camping experiences!
Nora the birthday girl :)
Congratulations to Nora and Alexis for completing their Quick Facts!
Wow! What a week it was! While it is exciting to move on to some fun new spring events, we are sad to say goodbye to our Country Spotlight Number Corner- having parents share about their family, history and culture was an invaluable addition to our classroom, thank you to the many families who participated! You can see highlights from last week below.
A big update: Please be sure to read incoming e-mails about the new morning procedures. Here are the highlights:
1. Students who are not getting breakfast, with their parents, or part of a morning club/activity (where they are with an adult), need to go OUTSIDE TO THE PLAYGROUND. This means students should come to school prepared for the weather and to be outside (wear boots to school if it is snowy/wet, a coat, hat and gloves in the winter).
2. Students will not be "released" from breakfast, morning clubs, etc. until the bell rings at 8:50.
3. We will pick up students outside on the playground at the end of the D Hall where students will learn to line up when the bell rings. We have attached the Duty Station roster with the instructions below if you want more details. Thanks for helping us make sure students are safe and supervised!
BOOP Homer Sea Week! Don't forget to make some plans in regards to this upcoming event. There is also a t-shirt design contest and t-shirt order forms, we have attached the form for you about both below :)
Great job presenting on baby Kate, Kate!
Wow! Thank you to Johnico for sharing about a family trip to Spain, to Junko for introducing us to the Japanese language, to Andrew for sharing about Bermuda and Paula about Colombia, where they were born and raised, and Kary for sharing about Ireland!
Happy birthday Kate!
We were lucky enough to have the 5/6 family group introduce themselves as immigrants from the early 1900s coming to America!