May 24. 2013
May 27: No School - - Memorial Day
May 30: Last Day of School. Graduation 7:00 pm
NEXT WEEK: Regular school hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
‘BITTER-SWEET”. This is the last newsletter for the Center for Creative School. After 39 years, the school is closing its doors. The property has been sold. We will continue offering counseling services at a new location. There are many memories of school that will be cherished by Shelli, Roger and Dian. There will be a “garage sale” on June 20and 21 to dispose of furniture, books, teaching aids, etc. EVERYTHING MUST GO!! If there are things that belong to the school, and you have a special interest in them, speak to Shelli or Dian. You can purchase what you want before the garage sale opens to the public.
Magazine renewals and new orders. Order online at www.gastore.com and
enter school ID number 2630366. School earns 40% of each order.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “To laugh often and love mush, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children, to appreciate beauty; to give one one’s self; to leave the world a bit better; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
BIBLE: Our story this week has been about Joseph and how special he was to God.
MATH: number recognition, simple addition/subtraction, regrouping addition/subtraction, ordering, sorting, one-to-one, measuring, sets, subsets, money (coins, dollars), lines (oblique, vertical, horizontal, rays, segments, lines), shapes (basic plus cube, rectangular prism), angles, vocabulary included: oblique, horizontal, vertical, tri, quad, quint, sept, oct, hex, geometry, odd, even, digit, fractions, skip counting by 5's and 10's, multiplication facts of 0's, 1's and 10's, sum, difference, product, addend, nonagon, duodecagon, skipbo, uno, trouble, connect 4
UNIT:How do things move? What moves? Do trees move on their own or only if something (wind) makes them move? How do birds fly? What makes them stay in the air? How can we fly? We’ve had fun this week making paper airplanes of all types. We take the to the playground and try to make them soar through the sky.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Reading: compound words ~ finding the two words that go together to make one. Spelling: words were alphabetized, used in word scrambles,codes and mazes.
DIAN AND ROGER’S CLASS
BIBLE: “Moses”. What was it like growing up in Egypt with beliefs that were different from his? What was his calling? How did he carry out what he was called to do? These were some of the questions answered in our reading of the story of Moses. On Thursday each student shared the predominant religious beliefs of the country that was researched. We compared and contrasted the different beliefs, with emphasis on developing respect for people whose beliefs do not agree with ours.
LANGUAGE ARTS: GRAMMAR. Red group: Students were given lists of words to classify. Orange Group: Completed the unit on adjectives. Unit test is next week. Green and Purple Groups: Adverbs: comparative and superlative. READING. “National Geographic.” Articles were about underwater photography, how animals adapt to the heat, a program in Africa that raises orphaned elephants, and micro-organisms. 7th and 8th graders read “Junior Scholastic Magazines. Articles included information about Russia and Putin, Vietnam, Nutrition in various countries.
SOCIAL STUDIES. Posters for the individual countries that were studied were completed. Students shared information about their countries. That included: religion food, traditional dress, festivals and holidays, sites of interest, language. Each student brought a traditional food representative of his/her country for us to sample. We sampled:
Kang Jung (Sesame Candy) from South Korea
Russian Salad Dressing with lettuce from Russia
Fresh Pea and Bean Salad from Britain
Irish Soda Bread from Ireland
Wali (Coconut Rice) from Kenya
Lemon Slice from New Zealand
Thai Style Curry Flavored Chicken from Thailand
Patatas Bravas from Spain
Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk) from Peru
Tamagoyuki (eggs) from Japan
Zuchini Salad from South Africa
Next week we will read a legend/folktale from each country.