Mrs. Rader's Theme Blog - ARCHIVE


Rader's Report 5-15-17

posted May 16, 2017, 10:38 AM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated May 16, 2017, 10:38 AM by Lisa Griffin ]

Science
We will end the year looking at MATTER & MIXTURES.

History
We will end the year acting out a play; the production will incorporate different elements of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

Reminders
Yearbook Club - Meet after school on Tuesday.
Field Day - Water & Sunscreen
5th Grade Picnic - Return permission slips ASAP.

Rader's Report 5-8-17

posted May 10, 2017, 8:00 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated May 10, 2017, 8:00 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Middle School Information Night

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

Please join Mr. Cable in the Secondary Commons for an overview of what to expect as your 5th grader transitions to the Middle School.



5TH GRADE END OF THE YEAR BASH

Make sure to add Tuesday, May 23rd to your calendar! This is the day of our annual end of the year picnic and games bash. We go to Trails Wind Park and grill burgers and hot dogs and play games. We would love to have all of the parents join us. We need lots of help and supplies. Please click on the following link to view our SIGN UP GENIUS: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aafac23a57-fifth


The Science Fair is this week, May 8-10th.

MONDAY, MAY 8TH - PARENTS AND PRACTICE

TUESDAY, MAY 9TH - JUDGING DAY - ALL DAY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH - PARENTS - PARENTS/OTHER STUDENTS AND STAFF CAN COME TO VISIT


We will resume to a normal schedule on Thursday.

Rader's Report 5-1-17

posted May 2, 2017, 3:25 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated May 2, 2017, 3:25 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

  • Science

Topics
  • Science Fair
    • The Science Fair is next week, May 8-10th. The students should have their finalized tri-folds in class first thing Monday morning, May 8th. They should practice their presentation that they will give to the judges and any other people who come to see their projects. The oral presentation should be between 3-5 minutes. Parents can come to hear the presentations on Monday, May 8th from 12:45 - 2:00, or on May 10th from 9:15 - 11:30. Here is the schedule for the Science Fair:


      • MONDAY, MAY 8TH - PARENTS AND PRACTICE

        • 8:00-8:25 - SET UP IN ASSIGNED ROOMS

        • 8:25-11:15 - STUDENTS PRACTICE PRESENTATIONS BY PRESENTING TO EACH OTHER

        • 11:20-12:45 LUNCH/RECESS/CHECK-IN/BATHROOM/DRINKS

        • 12:45-2:00 -PARENTS CAN VISIT, STUDENTS PRESENT TO EACH OTHER


      • TUESDAY, MAY 9TH

        • JUDGING DAY - ALL DAY


      • WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH - PARENTS

      • 9:15 - 11:30 PARENTS/OTHER STUDENTS AND STAFF CAN COME TO VISIT

  • Weather and Energy
    • Xcel 
      • Students should have the papers returned by May 12th, if they want to receive a bracelet and certificate.
    • what is energy
    • weather
Homework
  • Science Fair preparation and participation
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
  • Science Fair preparation and participation
Social Studies
Topics
  • Revolutionary War
    • Articles of Confederation
    • Bill of Rights
    • Need for Constitution 
Homework
  • reading assignments
  • unfinished classwork
  • reading assignments as needed
  • Historical Document
    • Bloom's Taxonomy 
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation


Other
  • May 4th - Assessment Day

  • May 5th - Professional Development (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

  • 5TH GRADE END OF THE YEAR BASH

    Make sure to add Tuesday, May 23rd to your calendar! This is the day of our annual end of the year picnic and games bash. We go to Trails Wind Park and grill burgers and hot dogs and play games. We would love to have all of the parents join us. We need lots of help and supplies sent in so we are in the midst of creating a sign-up genius. More information will be sent home later this week.

Rader's Report 4-24-17

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:19 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 3:19 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Science

Topics
  • Science Fair
    • April 26 - Checkpoint #3
    • May 2 - Checkpoint #4
    • May 8-10 - Science Fair and Judging
    • Please use the following website for information
      • http://www.sciencebuddies.org 
  • Weather and Energy
    • Xcel energy kids
    • what is energy
Homework
  • Checkpoint #3
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
  • Science Fair preparation and participation
Social Studies
Topics
  • Revolutionary War
    • Articles of Confederation
    • Bill of Rights
    • Need for Constitution 
Homework
  • reading assignments
  • unfinished classwork
  • reading assignments as needed
  • Historical Document
    • Bloom's Taxonomy 
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation


Other
  • Dylan and Aaryan's Sports Gear Drive
    • Donate your old or new sports gear that will go to the kids at the Children's Hospital - Room 146
  • The Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. 
  • Math In The Mall - Thursday, April 27th
  • MAPS testing Monday and Tuesday (April 24th and 25th)

Rader's Report 4-17-17

posted Apr 18, 2017, 11:32 AM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:36 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Science

Topics
  • Science Fair
    • April 26 - Checkpoint #3
    • May 2 - Checkpoint #4
    • May 8-10 - Science Fair and Judging
    • Please use the following website for information
      • http://www.sciencebuddies.org 
  • Weather and Energy
    • Xcel energy kids
    • what is energy
Homework
  • Checkpoint #3
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
  • Science Fair preparation and participation
Social Studies
Topics
  • Revolutionary War
    • Articles of Confederation
Homework
  • reading assignments
  • unfinished classwork
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
Passion Projects
  • The ADROIT EXPO is the culminating day where we invite the entire Stargate community to demonstrate and show off their passions! On April 19th students and staff alike will display the items that are unique and personal to them! From our 10th graders building rally cross car to our 3rd grader who is designing an in indoor/outdoor living garden, to the kindergartner designing a floating house! The possibilities are endless. Over the next few months the students will be following the design thinking process to ideate their passions. 

Other
  • Dylan and Aaryan's Sports Gear Drive
    • Donate your old or new sports gear that will go to the kids at the Children's Hospital - Room 146
  • The Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. 
  • On April 21, the 5th grade students will be having Dr. Christ Marchioni and Dr. Eric Christiansen lead them in a discussion on puberty and body change

Rader's Report 4-10-17

posted Apr 11, 2017, 2:53 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 2:53 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Science

Topics
  • CMAS Testing - Students will be taking CMAS this week, therefore we will not have our normal Theme class. We will cover the following topics periodically, but there will not be additional homework.
  • Science Fair
    • April 17 - Checkpoint #2
    • April 26 - Checkpoint #3
    • May 2 - Checkpoint #4
    • May 8-10 - Science Fair and Judging
    • Please use the following website for information
      • http://www.sciencebuddies.org 
  • Circulatory System 
    • Parts and functions
    • Interaction with other systems
Homework
  • Checkpoint #2
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
  • Science Fair preparation and participation
Social Studies
Topics
  • The following topics will be covered around CMAS. We will not have a normal Theme class this week.
  • Revolutionary War
    • Introduce musical/songs
    • Intolerable Act
    • Notable battles
    • Symbols
    • Important people
    • Important documents
Homework
  • There will be no homework this week, due to CMAS testing.
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
Passion Projects
  • The ADROIT EXPO is the culminating day where we invite the entire Stargate community to demonstrate and show off their passions! On April 19th students and staff alike will display the items that are unique and personal to them! From our 10th graders building rally cross car to our 3rd grader who is designing an in indoor/outdoor living garden, to the kindergartner designing a floating house! The possibilities are endless. Over the next few months the students will be following the design thinking process to ideate their passions. 

PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.


Other
  • Please see that permissions slips get turned in for MATH IN THE MALL.
  • Dylan and Aaryan's Sports Gear Drive
    • Donate your old or new sports gear that will go to the kids at the Children's Hospital - Room 146
  • The Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. Deadline for submissions is April 14th.
  • On April 21, the 5th grade students will be having Dr. Christ Marchioni and Dr. Eric Christiansen lead them in a discussion on puberty and body changes.
    • Permission slips due Friday, April 14th

Rader's Report 4-3-17

posted Apr 5, 2017, 7:51 AM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 7:51 AM by Lisa Griffin ]

Science

Topics
  • Science Fair
    • March 23 - Information went home with students
    • March 24 - Parent letter collected - signed
    • April 3 - Checkpoint #1
    • April 17 - Checkpoint #2
    • April 26 - Checkpoint #3
    • May 2 - Checkpoint #4
    • May 8-10 - Science Fair and Judging
    • Please use the following website for information
      • http://www.sciencebuddies.org 
  • Circulatory System 
    • Parts and functions
    • Interaction with other systems
Homework
  • Science Fair proposals were due on Monday, April 3rd
    • Proposals will be returned on Wednesday, April 5th 
      • There needs to be a clear variable being tested, along with a constant to compare it to. This insures proper data collection. Any questions about the proposals should be discussed in class before students move on with their projects.
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
  • Open-notes check-in quiz on circulatory system 
    • 4-7-17
    • Diagram
    • Parts & Functions
  • Science Fair preparation and participation
Social Studies
Topics
  • Revolutionary War
    • Introduce musical/songs
    • Intolerable Act
    • Notable battles
    • Symbols
    • Important people
    • Important documents
Homework
  • Homework will be assigned as needed.
  • Students will occassionally have reading assignments from their history text books, if they do not finish it in class.
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
Passion Projects
  • The ADROIT EXPO is the culminating day where we invite the entire Stargate community to demonstrate and show off their passions! On April 19th students and staff alike will display the items that are unique and personal to them! From our 10th graders building rally cross car to our 3rd grader who is designing an in indoor/outdoor living garden, to the kindergartner designing a floating house! The possibilities are endless. Over the next few months the students will be following the design thinking process to ideate their passions. 

PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.


Other
  • Dylan and Aaryan's Sports Gear Drive
    • Donate your old or new sports gear that will go to the kids at the Children's Hospital - Room 146
  • The Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. Deadline for submissions is April 14th.
  • Unpacking the Gifted Backpack. Please join us on Monday, April 10th in the Elementary Art classroom at 6:30 p.m.
  • Group Night With The Denver Nuggets! Sunday, April 9th @ 3:00 p.m.
  • On April 21, the 5th grade students will be having Dr. Christ Marchioni and Dr. Eric Christiansen lead them in a discussion on puberty and body changes.
    • Permission slips due Friday, April 14th.

Rader's Report 3-20-17

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:13 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 7:13 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Poetry Night

Please join us for Stargate's 5th Grade Poetry Night on 3-22-17 @ 6:30 p.m. Students should arrive at 6:15, and check-in with their literacy teacher. If students signed up to sell their Passion Project items, they should be to the school by 6:00 p.m.



PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

It’s almost time for testing season. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will start on March 14.


Here are the dates for all of the assessments:


PARCC for all 3rd through 5th grade students  - March 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24

We will start with four math assessments and then complete three english language assessments (ELA). All the math assessments are 60 minutes long and the time reflects setup and time to read the instructions. The ELA assessments are all approximately 90 minutes long with time to read the directions.



Testing times for March 14, 6, 17, and 18

Testing times for March 21, 23, and 24

  • 8:15 - 9:30 3rd grade math

  • 9:30 - 10:45 4th grade math

  • 12:30 - 1:45 5th grade math

  • 8:15 - 10:00 3rd grade ELA

  • 10:00 - 11:45 4th grade ELA

  • 12:30 - 2:15 5th grade ELA




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 8:15 - 9:50 4th grade social studies

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



Every year we complete an infrastructure trial with the 3rd grade students to make sure they are knowledgeable on how to use the online tools that the assessments provide. This will take place this week on Thursday, March 9.


A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


I recommend going through the TestNav 8 Tutorial and the Online Student Tutorials for ELA and Math. The ELA will cover reading and writing and the other section covers Math. Select the 3-5 released materials.


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.



*The schedule will be adapted for PARCC testing. We will continue our study of the Human Body and American History. Homework will be kept to a minimum.

Rader's Report 3-13-17

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:45 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 7:45 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

It’s almost time for testing season. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will start on March 14.


Here are the dates for all of the assessments:


PARCC for all 3rd through 5th grade students  - March 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24

We will start with four math assessments and then complete three english language assessments (ELA). All the math assessments are 60 minutes long and the time reflects setup and time to read the instructions. The ELA assessments are all approximately 90 minutes long with time to read the directions.



Testing times for March 14, 6, 17, and 18

Testing times for March 21, 23, and 24

  • 8:15 - 9:30 3rd grade math

  • 9:30 - 10:45 4th grade math

  • 12:30 - 1:45 5th grade math

  • 8:15 - 10:00 3rd grade ELA

  • 10:00 - 11:45 4th grade ELA

  • 12:30 - 2:15 5th grade ELA




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 8:15 - 9:50 4th grade social studies

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



Every year we complete an infrastructure trial with the 3rd grade students to make sure they are knowledgeable on how to use the online tools that the assessments provide. This will take place this week on Thursday, March 9.


A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


I recommend going through the TestNav 8 Tutorial and the Online Student Tutorials for ELA and Math. The ELA will cover reading and writing and the other section covers Math. Select the 3-5 released materials.


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.



*The schedule will be adapted for PARCC testing. We will continue our study of the Human Body and American History. Homework will be kept to a minimum.

Rader's Report 3-10-17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:36 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:37 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Science

Topics
  • Respiratory System 
    • Parts and functions
Homework
  • Homework will be assigned as needed.
  • Study for quiz
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
  • Respiratory Quiz
    • 3-10-17
    • Diagram
    • Parts & Functions
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills Packet
    • Due Friday
    • Extra credit opportunity (2pts)
Social Studies
Topics
  • George Vs. George
  • The French and Indian War
  • Events Leading to Revolutionary War
  • Revolutionary War
Homework
  • Homework will be assigned as needed.
  • Students will have reading assignments from their history text books throughout the week.
Assessment
  • Class work/Participation
Passion Projects
  • The ADROIT EXPO is the culminating day where we invite the entire Stargate community to demonstrate and show off their passions! On April 19th students and staff alike will display the items that are unique and personal to them! From our 10th graders building rally cross car to our 3rd grader who is designing an in indoor/outdoor living garden, to the kindergartner designing a floating house! The possibilities are endless. Over the next few months the students will be following the design thinking process to ideate their passions. 

PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

It’s almost time for testing season. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will start on March 14.


Here are the dates for all of the assessments:


PARCC for all 3rd through 5th grade students  - March 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24

We will start with four math assessments and then complete three english language assessments (ELA). All the math assessments are 60 minutes long and the time reflects setup and time to read the instructions. The ELA assessments are all approximately 90 minutes long with time to read the directions.



Testing times for March 14, 6, 17, and 18

Testing times for March 21, 23, and 24

  • 8:15 - 9:30 3rd grade math

  • 9:30 - 10:45 4th grade math

  • 12:30 - 1:45 5th grade math

  • 8:15 - 10:00 3rd grade ELA

  • 10:00 - 11:45 4th grade ELA

  • 12:30 - 2:15 5th grade ELA




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 8:15 - 9:50 4th grade social studies

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



Every year we complete an infrastructure trial with the 3rd grade students to make sure they are knowledgeable on how to use the online tools that the assessments provide. This will take place this week on Thursday, March 9.


A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


I recommend going through the TestNav 8 Tutorial and the Online Student Tutorials for ELA and Math. The ELA will cover reading and writing and the other section covers Math. Select the 3-5 released materials.


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.


Other
  • March 22nd - Poetry Night 
  • Science Fair - information will be sent home before Spring Break
    • Do not begin without class rubrics and introduction

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