4/23/18 - 4/27/18

posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:00 PM by maison.oneill@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 3:00 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Our Adroit Expo day is April 27th this year. Adroit Expo is the day that students will be presenting their passion projects.  If students are going to or would like to work on their passion project in class, we still have 1 Stargate Way class time to work on and prepare projects (Wednesday 4/25). If passions include technology, an animal, sewing, food, etc.. students should prepare these projects at home. Students can work on a poster board, diorama, research booklet, etc. on their passion in class if they are also working on their passion at home. Students should be diving into learning about their passions and expressing their passion to others in a way that works best for them. 

States Fair - Every student has been assigned a state to complete a project on. The project must include an oral presentation, a costume, and a food sampling from the assigned state. In addition, they must choose one of the following, either a written demonstration, a tactile-kinesthetic, or a visual demonstration. A letter was sent home prior to Spring Break detailing the choices. If you need another letter, please let me know and I will get you another copy. Students will present their projects on May 16 and May 17.

What we're learning in science this week -  This week we continue our unit on the solar system. We will discuss features of all of the different planets. 

What we're learning in social studies this week - This week we will continue with our last state rotation! My class is finally be back with me studying the Northeast region!
In this rotation, the students will discover interesting facts about Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont including government, history, geography, economics, and notable people.  Students will learn state nicknames and their origins, relative sizes and bordering states, geographical features, and unusual facts.

As we learn about the states in the Northeast region, students will be assigned a variety of projects in class to demonstrate their learning. Adequate time will be given in class to finish their work, however, on occasion, students might need to bring a project home to complete. Please look for these assignments which will be written down in your child’s planner and on posted on my blog.

A geography test will conclude the unit on May 10th.  Students will need to be able to match the names of the states to their location on the map.  They will also answer a few multiple choice questions about the region's attractions, products and climate.  A pretest will be sent home to use as a study guide. An extra credit opportunity will be given to students who can write each state’s abbreviation and capital city.

The northeast region is known for its many yummy foods. If you would like to provide food or drinks from the NE region for our May 10th tasting party, please email me.

Upcoming Events:

Book Fair - 4/23/18 - 4/27/18
Take Your Kid to Work Day - 4/26/18
Adroit Expo - 4/27/18
Elementary Assessment Day- 5/4/18 Students should arrive at 8:00 and report to their literacy class. Teachers will dismiss the students at 10:00.
Northeast Region Tasting Party - 5/10/18
States' Fair - 5/16/18 - 5/17/18