Our trout eggs are here! This brief paragraph below was in the UPE Newsletter- Super exciting, you are welcome to come and see them anytime. I know your child would love to take you !
Trout in the Classroom
Something fishy is definitely going on in the Mountain Academy for Arts and Sciences! Specifically, baby trout. Our trout eggs have arrived and, for the whole school, the gestation and growth of the beautiful little creatures is the talk of the elementary town. Sixth and Second graders have prepared the tank to required specification and are leading this effort to raise these tiny fish into ones that can be certified for release into local streams and waterways. Along the way, children across the school will have the opportunity to witness this amazing, hands-on science learning.
The Season of Giving! Ask your child about their Giving Tree.
A little late -but here are some fabulous pictures from our field trip to the Fish Hatchery and the Raptor Rescue! Thank you to all the adults that were able to join us.
Conferences are fast approaching, pleas contact Dani in the office if you have not signed up yet.
Field Trip- On Tuesday ,October 17th, 2nd and 6th grade will be going to Mueller State Park for the Morning. We will be learning about mammals and hiking. Please remember layers, a sack lunch and the $2.50.
Has your child shared any mandarin lately? We have been learning about ancient Asian civilizations and spent a few days on the the Chinese Language.
Also, we have been working on regrouping. I will have lots of samples during conferences to share.
All is well! Tomorrow your child will bring home a homework menu and a weekly reading log in their Yellow Friday Folder.
The directions for the homework menu are on the top. You will also notice this weeks spelling words. Our focus is irregular spelling and digraphs. In class we have practiced vocabulary in three fun ways that can be used to help practice spelling during the week at home; crossword, little letter makes a big letter and block/bubble letters.
The weekly reading log is a great way to stay organized and create a habit of reading nightly. Thank you for your support!
Another week has passed!
We have settled into our routines and are starting to dive into the year.
Writing: We have begun looking at small moments and personal narratives. We are also going to start the writing process.
Literacy: Tall Tales and Fairy Tales, our focus will be sequencing, character analysis and summarizing. We will be modeling and working on these together as we establish the structures. We will also have our daily phonics lesson to ensure growth in our reading abilities.
Math: Number sense, starting our journey towards 1000. We are looking and more/less, sequencing, and counting on.
PIT: Such fun the last two weeks getting to know each other. In the next couple weeks we will start looking at phonics and syllable types. For math PIT we will be practicing number sense. We will have three groups, up to 10, up to 100 and up to 1000. Please ask your child which skills they are mastering during PIT time.