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Alma Newsletter - 4-6-12

Alma Newsletter - 4-6-12

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ScholarlyTimes
WeekinReview:
4/2/12–4/6/12
Learn. Lead.Serve. Succeed!
PhysicalEducation
InhonorofRedSoxopeningday,April5,2012,scholarshavestartedlearningthesportofbaseball.Thisweek,wewillbelearninghowtothrow,catch,pickupgroundballs,andrunthebases.Overbreak,gooutsideandplaysomecatchwithyourscholar!
Classof2028(Kindergarten)
Thisweek,theClassof2028workedther-controlledvowels/ar/and/or/.Besuretoaskyourscholarhowtospellwordslikeporkandfarm!You'llbeamazedathowmanywordsheorshecanspell.Nextweek,wewilllearnaharderr-controlledvowel/er/,whichisspelledinmanydifferentways.Inliteracythisweek,wecontinuedreadingnon-ictiontextsandspeciicallyworkedonwhatweKNOW,whatweWANTtoknow(askingquestions)andwhatweLEARNED.Inmath,weworkedonsubtraction,subtraction,subtraction.TexasLutheranUniversitytookthetestonFriday,andBateswilltakethetestonMonday.Nextweekinmath,we'llworkonbothadditionandsubtraction,andwe'llbeginexplicitlyteachinghowtotacklethosedificultstory(word)problems.And,ofcourse,westudiedmoreaboutthespottedsalamander.Itwasabusyweek.Welearnedthatscientistshavetotakescientiicphotosandgottomeetarealmarinebiologistwhohascapturedsomegreatscientiicphotos.Sheevengaveusfeedbackonphotoswetook!WealsovisitedourfriendthespottedsalamanderintheartiicialhabitatattheButtonwoodParkZoo.Youdeinitelywanttoaskyourscholaraboutthisexperience!
Classof2027(FirstGrade)
TheClassof2027startedanewmathunitonfractionsthisweek.Scholarscannowwriteandreadfractionscorrectly.Nextweek,wewillbecomparingdifferentfractions.Inliteracythisweek,scholarsdemonstratedtheirunderstandingofskillsandconceptsthatweretaughtduringourfantasyunit.Nextweek,scholarswillbeusingtheirsummarywritingskillstocreatebookreviews.Inscience,scholarsworkedwithwritingpartnerstocreateparagraphsforourclassfarmproductbook.Nextweek,wewillbetastetestingthefarmproductswehavebeenlearningabout.
Classof2026(SecondGrade)
Insecondgrade,scholarshavebeenworkingintenselyonsolvingwordproblems.Thefocushasbeenonmodelingtheproblemsothatitshowsatrueunderstandingofwhattheproblemisasking.Itisexpectedthatscholarsarebringinghometheirclassworkandnotebooksothattheycanreferenceitwhiletheydotheirhomework.Ifyounoticeyourchildnothavingthesematerials,pleasenotifyhisorherteachersothatwecancheckthatyourscholarisbringingwhatheorsheneedstobringhome.Nextweek,weinallybeginlearningabouttime.Overtheweekend,ifyouhavesometimetopracticeskipcountingwithyourchildby5,thatwillbegreatpreparationfornextweek.OnTuesdaynightfrom5:00PM-6:00PM,Mr.Almeidawillhosta"Parents’LearningNight"togooverhowtousethebarmodelssothatyoucanhelpyourchildathome.Itispreferredthatonlyparentsattend,but,ifyouneedtobringyourchild,heorshemustknowthatthisisintendedfortheadults.ThiseventwilltakeplaceinMr.Almeida'sclassroom.InExpedition,scholarshavebeenlearningaboutthepredatorsandpreyoftheirexpertfrog.Scholarshavemadeleapsintheirunderstandingofhowthehabitathelpstheirfrogsurvive.Let'skeepupthis"ribbiting"experience!
StarScholarscometoschoolontimeeverydayintheproperuniform,completetheirhomeworkeveryday,andbehaveexcellently.
StarScholars
Bates
 Abigail Aiden ArielaJacksonKatherineLeoRoman
TexasLutheran
 AleahJoscelyneNathanielNoahOdilioRaeghanRy-LSyrianaXavier
Wheelock
CarlosChandlerEmilyEzeckielJaanaiKyannaRyannRyleighSethTyTylah
Pomona
CarmenDeAniDestinyEmanuelHaleyKianaMarijahMorganNaziyaNoahRileyRosaSamanthaVado
 Albion
MorganSohaib
Georgetown
 AvaCaylaJae-lynJonathanKolbyKristenNevaeh

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