[rescue_highlight color=”red”]Quarter 1 was a wild success![/rescue_highlight]
We have found our projects and practice to be working really well and look forward to meeting with you all at our conference on Monday, Oct. 27th. Our students projects showed much imagination! We were all wowed by what everyone accomplished and contributed.
This week was all about wrapping up our projects and sharing them with one another.
Over this quarter, our Alphas learned a LOT about creatures in Texas. We loved seeing how these creatures inspired each student!
Liam’s Bear Claw Book and life-sized Bear Claw bracelet!
Hope transformed herself into a mighty LONGHORN!
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[/rescue_box] with their table-mates to create a puppet show, using their Texas animals as characters! We’d read many folktales and legends about animals. Alpha teams rose to the challenge creating settings, characters and a story that has a beginning (establish what happens all the time), middle (introduce a problem) and an end (the resolution).
[rescue_highlight color=”blue”]We even managed to get in some math-fun as we introduce/review “place value…”[/rescue_highlight]
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[rescue_highlight color=”blue”]In spite of our ‘grueling’ week, [/rescue_highlight]we managed to take a some time to let loose and have some fun!
We want to thank you all for all you did to help support our class this quarter. We all learned a lot on our own and from each other, because we were all prepared to contribute!
We are very excited about next quarter. After some fun brainstorming, our class realized that one thing they found exciting was all the art they were able to do this quarter. It led them to wonder about using different kinds of media, as where art came from and what art is like in other places (like ancient Egypt)… So don’t do any old-clothes-purging over Fall Break as you may want to send your Alpha to school in clothes they can get paint on as we go on our next adventure into the world of ART!
Here are some dates you should put on the calendar:
10/27: Parent Conferences
10/30: Crazy Dress Day! (Costumes are welcome as long as they are safe for students to move around in- please leave props and masks at home!)
11/2: End of Daylight Savings Time!
11/11: Veterans’ Day- No School!
11/12: Staff Appreciation Lunch-YUM!
11/20: Shipe Park Day!
11/24-28: Thanksgiving Break!
We hope everyone has a lovely Fall Break!
Keep safe on your adventures- we look forward to hearing all about them when you get back!
Eliza and Kim