What’s New With the Beta Crew? December 16th-18th Edition

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The Beta Museum was an Absolute Smash!

We are so incredibly proud of our Beta students!  The Beta Museum was an absolute success, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Beta class community.  We could not have been more pleased with the way the Betas demonstrated their knowledge as docents of the museum.  It was very apparent that the students took great pride in their work, and their excitement to share was contagious!  We LOVED all of the feedback from our fantastic Beta families, as well as from AHB staff and other AHB students.

What did you think about the Beta Museum?  What can we improve on?  

Let us know so that we can make the next museum even more outstanding! 

Please enter your feedback HERE on our Museum Improvement Plan.

Check out some of the photos from our special day! ↓

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Viewing Alpha PoP

We loved having the opportunity to watch the Alphas perform.  It is a super sweet experience to witness the accomplishments of the other AHB students.  We loved their sweet song and especially enjoyed their rendition of “Double, Double!”  Way to go, Alphas!

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Viewing Gamma PoP

The Beta class was invited to the Gamma class’ Readers Theater presentation, and to view their amazing portfolios.  The Readers Theater revolved around the Gammas’ recent study of planets and space.

Here is an article on what Readers Theater is and why it is used in the classroom.

We were thrilled to see what the Gamma class has been working on this semester.  Keep up the hard work, Gammas!

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Viewing Delta PoP

The Delta PoP presentation was awesome!  We enjoyed the puppet show immensely!  What a clever and entertaining way to show what you have learned!  We loved being members of the audience, and even took a moment to express our delight by taking a selfie!

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“If you look at projects of a particular child over a long period of time — such as through grades K-8, which is what I do every summer — one of the things you find out is that you get a very strong sense of who the child is, what they’re interested in, and actually what their process of learning is,” explains teacher Beverly Hoeltke.

(source: http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-key-learning-community)

Read more from this article about the use of portfolios in meaningful ways here!

 

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Now Showing Night at the Museum

The Beta crew ended our fantastic semester together, and to celebrate we watched the funny film Night at the Museum!  The students really enjoyed the showing, and we all kicked back and laughed together.  Not only did we have a Beta movie theater experience, but we all wore our pajamas to school as well.  It was a laid back kind of day, and we truly enjoyed spending our final day celebrating the Beta crew.

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Who Could Forget Our Beta of the Week?

We love celebrating a special Beta each week!  This student is sharing a few photographs with the class.  Can you believe we only have one more Beta of the Week left?

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Muchos Gracias

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Ms Kelly says TA-DA!  Thank you all so very much for your contributions to our classroom community and our school as a whole.  We feel so lucky to be able to spend our school days with our beloved Betas.  Thank you for the kind holiday gifts, hugs, and warm wishes.  We hope you all know how wonderful we think you are!

Have a fantastic and magical Winter Break!

♥Love from Courtney and Kelly

Filed December 21st, 2014.