Friday, March 1, 2013

Hello everyone,

We had a nice re-entry this week, beginning on Tuesday with Science, Tinkering, and PE.

Here are a few highlights from the rest of our short week
  • Carl Durra has joined our seventh grade class.  He is outspoken and wonderful.  Please welcome he and his parents, Imad and Rana. 
  • The next 7th grade Milestone was introduced this week.  This one gives students a chance to practice persuasive writing and public speaking.  Just wait until you hear some of the ideas for the State of the Classroom Address.  
  • Art: Ask your student, "What is radial symmetry?" "What is the significance of the circle?" "What is a mandala?"
  • Music: Students worked with Samuel James while Stephanie is out on maternity leave.
  • Students worked on their scripts and props for our Salem Witch Trials film, to be produced next week
  • Writer's workshop this week focused on YOLOfiction (You Only Live Once).  Students completed their first drafts, and we worked on peer editing today.
  • Girls Coalition Group starts on Tuesday - 11:45-12:30 in the Jessie auditorium.  Please send your forms back if you haven't yet done so.  Let Cheryl know if you have any questions.
  • Kindergarten opera performance this Tuesday at 2:00 in the Jessie auditorium.
  • Continued work on short fiction writing, and the culmination of our Colonial studies work
  • Next Wednesday (3/6) is a half day
  • Costa Rica is coming right up!  (March 13-21)
  • The 13th Hour Fundraising Challenge Honoring El Costa.  Click here to go directly to Breakwater's Calendar.
  • Spring Gala is coming up! Save the date: March 23.  Click on this link for more info.
Have a wonderful weekend.  See you on Monday!