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Alma Newsletter - 1-6-12

Alma Newsletter - 1-6-12

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ScholarlyTimes
WeekinReview:
1/3/12–1/6/12
Learn. Lead.Serve. Succeed!
AlmaAttendancethisWeek:
%
StarScholarscometoschooleverydayintheproperuniform,havetheirhomeworkcompletedeveryday,andbehaveexcellently.
StarScholars
Bates
 Abby Aiden AlexiaFaithFarynJaydaR.JacksonLeoLucasKatherineNoahRoman
TexasLutheran
 Adam Adrean AleahHeavenJoscelyneRaeghanXavier
Wheelock
 AyahChandlerEliEmilyJaanaiKyannaLeilyNoahRyannRyleighSamuelTy
Pomona
CarmenDaisyKaydenKyaMarijahNazyiaNoahRileyRosaSamanthaVado
 Albion
EmmaHenryHunterJohn-NaeMorgan
Georgetown
 Alexander Asyana AvaCaylaDestinyGreggoryKolbyKristenMarcelNevaeh
 
 Art 
Thisweekinart,theClassof2028hasbeenlearningabouttheartelementoftexture.Theyhavebeenpaintingwithvarioustoolsanddiscoveringdifferenttechniquestocreatelotsofdifferenttextures.Theclassof2027hasbeenlearningabouttheprincipleofbalance.Theycreatedsymmetricalmonoprintscalled“Blottos”wheretheyputpaintonapageandfoldedittocreateabeautifulmonoprint.Theclassof2026continuetoworkontheirpapermachefacelessdollswhichrepresentscholarsatourschool.TheyareintheNinalprocessofaddingdetailanddecorationwithpaintandfabric.ThesedollsareinspiredbyfacelessdollsmadeintheDominicanRepublic.
LunchBunch
Lunchbunchisbackinfullswingafterthewinterbreak!Wearebeginningtodiscussself-esteem,andthisweekwetalkedaboutthingsthatarechallengingforthescholars.extweekwewillbediscussinghowwecanpersistthroughchallengesandwhyitisOKtomakemistakes.DiscusswithyourscholarwhatisdifNicultforyouandwhyitisOKtonotbegreatateverything!
Classof2026(SecondGrade)
Inmath,practicingnumberfactsjustgotawholenewtwist!Scholarsareusingrhymestorememberwhichnumbersgotogethertomake10.Theserhymesarehelpingscholarstorecalltheirfactsfasterandteachingthemaboutrhymingatthesametime!Thisweekend,askyourscholartotellhow"7isaseasyascanbe"orhow"oneiseasybydesign".Toimprovetheirunderstandingoftheirnumberfacts,thisweekscholarsmadefoldables-astudyaidthatturnstheirnotesintoaminiquizgame.owscholarscanusetheirnotebookstopracticehowdifferentnumbersworktogethertomake10.InExpedition,weareroundingoutoursocialstudiescurriculumwithareturntogeography.Thisweek,scholarsdidahandsonexplorationofmapsandglobestounderstandhoweachhelpuslearnaboutourworldindifferentways.Theyalsoexperiencedwhataborderisthroughanin-classsimulation.Additionally,scholarscannowidentifyandlocateallsevencontinents,thefouroceansoftheworld,numerouscountriesandthebordersbetweentheUS,Canada,andMexico.
Classof2028(Kindergarten)
Thisweek'sblendswereQU,asinquick,andSCasinscholar.WelearnedaboutrealisticNiction.BesuretotalkwithyourscholarabouttherealisticNictioncharacterhe/shecreated!InmathweNinishedunit7andtookatestonWednesday.Webeganunit8,whichismeasuringweight.Ifyouareatthestore,letourscholarhelpyouweighthefruitsandvegetables!Insciencewebeganlearningaboutplants.Doyouknowthe6featuresthatallplantshave?Yourscholarshouldknow!extweek'sblendsareSL,asinsleep,andSK,asinskate.PleasehaveyourscholarcolorandcutthepicturecardsandputtheminthebaggyforworkwiththemonMonday.
Classof2027(FirstGrade)
ThisweektheClassof2027becamescientists.Wespenttheweekobservingandrecordingourobservationsofearthworms.Throughourobservations,welearnedearthwormsaremadeupofsegmentsandareafraidofbrightlights.Weareexcitedtocontinueourobservationsofearthwormsnextweek.Wewillbelearningmoreaboutahealthyworm'sdietandtheirhabitat.Inliteracy,welearnedabouttherelationshipbetweencauseandeffect.ThisweekinMath,weexploreddifferentshapesandlearnedtosortobjectsbycolorandshape.extweek,wewillhaveatestontheshapeswelearnedaboutthisweek.

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