Hello Parents and Families!
HARRY POTTER TRIVIA
Our Harry Potter Trivia Night was a HUGE success!! We raised over $450 for our class!! Thanks go out to Erica McLeod, Erica Colone, Kate Bradley for the amazing decorations, and to all the parents (and kids!) who helped run the evening and donated items! HUGE shout out to Clare Sansburn for organizing the event!!
MULTICULTURAL FAIR IS COMING!!
Last week, we started talking about Multicultural Fair and voted on a topic. We’re studying ANN ARBOR!! We’ve started looking at different aspects of Ann Arbor culture, including parks, museums, entertainment, transportation, political issues, neighborhoods, and housing.
While we continue our discussions and exploration of these topics, our task will be to put all of our knowledge into visual projects. If you are a parent who has some expertise about Ann Arbor, we would LOVE for you to come in and share with our class. If you are a crafty parent, we would LOVE for you to come in and help us create things If you are a parent who isn’t very crafty and has no expertise with Ann Arbor, we’d still LOVE for you to come in and help us out! If you have any ideas about creating this presentation, please share them with us. If you’re interested in helping with Multicultural Fair, please let us know.
Report Cards are being sent home today. There are two parts to our report cards: a checklist and a narrative. The checklists follow the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) determined by the state. We have tried to simplify the headings, but they are reflective of these GLCEs.
Some people have had confusion when interpreting the checklist. A “C” means that your child consistently does this skill well. The “W” for “working on this” is not meant as a grade, but an observation. In some areas, especially in Language Arts, most of the students are “working on this” as in “learning is an on-going process”. It just means simply what it says: that your child is working on this area, either individually or with the class. An “I” on the report card is meant to illuminate a specific area that needs to improve, usually indicating that it is an area that is impeding success or needs more effort or support. An item is left blank if we have not yet covered the topic this school year.
The narrative is designed to give a little more personal feedback about your child. There is also a student self-reflection included, which not only helps you, but also helps your child reflect about his/her own feelings about school.
If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please feel free to contact us.
It’s a short week, but there’s plenty to talk about. Here are some things that you can ask your child about to give you a glimpse into our classroom:
Monday, 12/10, 7pm - 6th-8th grade Band Concert
Thursday, 12/10, 7pm - 6th-8th grade Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, 12/18, 1:10pm - Beginning Instrumental Informance
Thursday, 12/10, 6:30-8pm - Multicultural Fair!
12/2218-1/6/19 - NO SCHOOL. Winter Break!
Have a wonderful and restful break!
Ko and Jason
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