Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Friday, 8 November 2019

We had a good walk to del Sol and back to del Mar. Today was Mrs. Ponce's first walk with us. 

The students enjoyed the delayed Halloween Parade. 

They also worked with buddies and hear a GREAT spider book!

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The students were attentive, respectful, and on task for the majority of the day.

Everyone finished the Cell Lab.

Everyone finished the Unit 1 Math Quiz.
The dancing Brain Break was fun to watch!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The morning meeting activity was Silly Sentences. Each student wrote a vocabulary word from a unit of study and each group chose one from which to formulate a Silly Sentence. The results were amusing!

The students were very actively using information about the microscopes in order to compete in a Quizlet.Live. This was the first one of the year. 

 Students used mini-whiteboards to show how they would solve the area of a parallelogram. There were interesting discussions going on and ultimately great reasoning that seemed to help all students understand the answer to the problem.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, 4 November 2019

The students worked very well all day. Morning meeting started with the Navajo greeting, Ya ah tee. The activity was Heads or Tails and students seemed to enjoy themselves.

This weekend some plants were landscaped outside of the room in the shape of a Question mark. It's very intriguingly beautiful.

The Scrabble Club met at lunch today. Those students are happy and learning with Mr. Sackey.

Afternoon PE was the two del Sol classes learning the Let's Groove Dance. Some students were really into it! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Today was a good day! One semi-major incident happened in the morning but there were no repeats throughout the day.

Students conducted their first cell lab today. Everyone in attendance completed the onion cell lab.

It was Global Maker Day and the 4, 5, 6th STEAM Academy Satellite students worked together to make music, make bridges, make origami, and more.

Groups set up the petri dishes for their "Fuzzy Mud" project. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Friday, 25 October 2019

We had a nice walk to Rio del Sol. Students worked with their buddies making climbing spiders and teaching a bit about arachnids. They were able to participate in an upper-grade Rio del Sol Assembly. AND they delivered recyclable bottles to ASB for a school-wide project.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Today was sports team day for Red Ribbon Week. A few students wore team clothing.

Students constructed texture-based artistic works today. They worked well together and cleaned up nicely.

Mr. Guynn is visiting classrooms to talk with students about respect. Today he visited my class.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Several students wore Red or Hearts for Day 1 of Red Ribbon Week.

I debuted the Hypothetical Graphic Organizer to introduce our lesson on Paleoanthropology. The students were attentive, polite, interested, and actively involved when asked to talk. 

The narrative writing project is coming to fruition with some amazing miniature books. Students will read them to their 1st-grade buddies tomorrow. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Everyone was well behaved in the library.

A student made a connection with The Bridge Home today that got us all wondering about what is (or has) going to happen to Rukku!

Partners worked VERY well together today!

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The morning meeting was interesting and educational. Students did a quick spider search and found many species of spiders in preparation for the Friday Buddy lesson.

Students are very attentive during Read Aloud and are enjoying The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Monday, 14 October 2019

The MOXI visit was very valuable. Students were engaged and cooperative during the Engineering task, Greenhouses on the Moon.  I enjoyed seeing how the students applied what we had done in class previously.

After the lab experience, students were able to spend time on each floor of the Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation. They really had fun working alone, in pairs, and in teams exploring the various exhibits.