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Alma Newsletter - 12-16-11

Alma Newsletter - 12-16-11

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ScholarlyTimes
WeekinReview:
From12/12to12/16
Learn. Lead.Serve. Succeed!
AlmaAttendancethisWeek:
97%
Music
ThisweekscholarshavebeenlearninganewsongfromthecountryGhanacalledKyeKeyKule(Chey-CheyKoole).Thissongisacallandresponse.Wehavebeenpracticingourrhythmpatternsintriplemeter.AllgradeshavebeenlearningthemusicofreggaemusicianBobMarley.Weperformedhissong,“OneLove,”atTownHall,so
Let'sGetTogetherandFeelAlright 
!
Classof2028(Kindergarten)
TheClassof2028hasbeenworkinghardonthebeginningblends/fr/and/l/.Besuretoaskyourscholartotellyouallofthewordsthathe/sheknowsthatbeginwiththosesounds.Westartedreadingpoetryandlisteningforrhymingwords.NowisagreattimetoreadDr.Seussbooksandotherfamiliarnurseryrhymeswithyourscholars.
 Askyourscholartolistenforthewordsthatrhyme,orsoundthesame,andtellyouthem.
Inmath,wecontinuedmeasuringwithnon-standardunits.Sofarwe'vemeasuredobjectswithcubes,straws,centimetersquares,andourhandspans,footlengths,andpaces.Wealsostartedcomparingobjectsusingwordssuchasshort,long,shorter,andlonger.Insciencewelearnedmoreaboutwhatascientistisandhowweusesoursenses.Sofarweknow3ofoursenses:sight,hearing,andfeel/touch.Weknowthatweobserveandexploretheworldusingthesesenses.Nextweek,althoughitisshort,wewillcontinuetostudypoetryandmeasurement.Wewillinishour“WhatisaScientist?”unitinpreparationforaunitonplantswhenwereturnfromthebreak.Finally,wewilllearntwonewbeginningblends:/pr/and/pl/.
Classof2027(FirstGrade)
Firstgradeparticipatedintheirsecondieldworkexperiencethisweek.ScholarsvisiteddowntownNewBedfordtointerviewlocalleadersfromtheYMCA,theWhalingMuseum,ArtWorks!,andBuzzardsBayCoalition.OnMondayandThursday,localleadersvisitedtheclassroom.Scholarswillcreateacollageproilingeachleaderthatwillincorporatequotations,aportrait,andwordsdescribingtheleader’scharacter.
Classof2026(SecondGrade)
Thisweekintheclassof2026,scholarshavebeenpublishingtheirinalproductsinexpedition.Inordertobecomebetterwritersandnonictionreaders,scholarsareintheprocessofpublishingbookreviewsofthenonictionbooksthattheyhavebeenreadinginliteracy.Betweenthisweekandnextweek,wewillbeconcludingourunitonnonictiontext.NextWednesday,scholarswilltakeainalnonictionunittest.
StarScholarscometoschooleverydayintheproperuniform,havetheirhomeworkcompletedeveryday,andbehaveexcellently.
StarScholars
Bates
 AbigailChaseJaydaRJacksonLeoLucasKatherineRomanSarahFarynFaithNoah
TexasLutheran
 Aleah AngelieJoscelyneRaeghanXavier
Wheelock
EmilyJaanaiKyannaLeilyRyannRyleigh
Pomona
CarmenDeAniEmanuelKyaMarijahMorganNazyiaNoahRileyRosaSamantha
 Albion
DaezhonEmmaMorgan
Georgetown
 Alexander AvaCaylaDestinyJae-lynKolbyKristenMarcel
TheMeaningofIntegrity:CarmenAponte‘27
LastFriday,CarmenreceivedaStarScholarpin.Shedecidedthat,becauseherclassasawholehadnotshowntheCommitmentsthatday,shedidnotdeservethebuttondespiteherhardworkallweek.Sheshowedintegritybyreturningthepintoherteacher.

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