Monday, May 6, 2019

Be ready for a Hobbes and Locke Knowledge Check at the beginning of class! We are going to study the Founding Fathers and what they think the purpose of government is. We will read some quotes:

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/founders-quotes/

As I said before, be ready for a Voting Rights Knowledge Check tomorrow at the beginning of class. This will be graded. Shortly after women got the right to vote, Prohibition became the law of the land. Alcohol production and consumption became illegal. We are going to discuss the ramifications of this and watch a video:

If we are interested in this era, maybe we can spend a little time on this. We will study Prohibition and the Great Depression.

Wednesday you can wear neon for $1, to support a family who lost their mother this weekend.

High Flyer Letters are going home today. if you child shows you their letter, they may wear spirit wear and jeans for the rest of the year! Congratulations!

1st Grade:

1st Sp:32 coat boat float soak load soap stop trip ever got  

         This week we continue Unit 8.21-25 about plants that eat insects. We will learn about predicting, contractions, and asking questions to understand better. Vocabulary words to study: insect, wetlands, minerals, attracts, and trapping.

In math we are going to review place value. We will practice ten more and ten less from any number.  We will also review visualizing numbers by tens and ones. Please complete and return the e-learning day assignment as soon as possible. If you ever need to contact me, I would prefer that you e-mail me at vlester@goapa.org  Thanks for all you do!

2nd  Grade:

This week in reading we continue to learn about different animals, what they eat, the things that are dangerous to them, and habitats.  We will learn how to create a power point presentation.  The kids will also learn to make an outline that they will later turn into a table of contents, create headings, and copy and paste pictures from the internet to their presentation. We are also reviewing contractions. Compass is now being used in place of Waterford and will be the basis for grading on our last report card. This program is for older students, and gives me better data to plan lessons and address your student’s learning needs.

In math we are going to review place value. We will practice ten more and ten less from any number.  We will also review visualizing numbers by tens and ones. This has been a struggle that is holding us back from adding and subtracting with regrouping. Please complete and return the e-learning day assignment as soon as possible. If you ever need to contact me, I would prefer that you e-mail me at vlester@goapa.org  Thanks for all you do!

2nd grade Spelling 32: -er, -ar, -or

color, doctor, flavor, sugar, dinner, dollar, never, supper, brother, mother, under, letter, shoulder, hover, ever, cut, done, far, got, hold

Charlie and Delta students are taking it easy after their concert! We’re watching a movie about Rossini.

Kindergarten is finishing up Mary Poppins and preparing for their celebration on the 17th.

Alpha and Bravo are finishing up Mary Poppins and learning a few more folk songs.

English 10 5/6/19

by Brielle Rue on May 6, 2019

Posted in: Uncategorized

Hi all–

We are starting out “Serial” unit.

Here are the links you’ll need on Tuesday:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201510/why-do-we-remember-certain-things-forget-others

Miss Doege’s Class 5-6-19

by Angela Doege on May 6, 2019

Posted in: 1st Grade

Our spelling words for this week are…..
low
row
snow
grow
flow
show
blow
throw
below
above

On Wednesday, we are going to be doing a Neon Day to support the family of 3 of our cadets at the academy/pre-academy who lost their mother/step-mother over the weekend. Students may wear neon and be out of uniform for $1, additional donations welcome to help offset the funeral expenses for this family.

Parents and Guardians and whomever are invited to attend our 7th annual living Wax Museum! It will be from 2:00 – 2:45 on Monday May 20th! It will be located in the small gym and we will have students to escort you back to enjoy the museum! 🙂

FINALLY! On Tuesday at assembly, we (the whole school) were finally able to reveal our butterfly project to Captain Fraley! We chose butterflies to represent the butterfly affect. Its said that a single butterfly can cause a tsunami on the other side of the world with just the flap of it’s wings! With Captain Fraley’s influence this year; hes inspired kindness DAILY! He has created a storm within all of us to be kind, and always make better choices and we wanted to thank him for that. We hope that he always remembers his first year as principal and all the good he has done.

We have finished the bunnies! Drawing, mixing colors, and then creating a background for our painting. They will be up in hallways for the next couple of weeks. We are super proud of these!

3rd and 4th grade also had an awesome art show this week at their program on Thursday. It turned out beautifully and all cadets should be super proud of all their hard work!

The bunny paintings have begun! The kids have been taught how to make the color brown out of only primary colors. No brown is exactly the same and these bunnies are SOOO CUTE!

4th grade has continued to word on their word art assignment. The process of coming up with positive words to describe ourselves was more challenging for some, but I am so proud of the growth that has happened during this assignment! It has been super cool to watch!

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade started their spring bunnies. We used black crayon to draw the bunnies, and to add texture. We plan do do a wax relief watercolor painting with these grades.

The older grades have started to finish their multimedia portraits and we have also completed piecing together our circle installation for the art show.