Hello Parents and Families!
It was so great to meet so many of you at Curriculum Night! In case you missed it, here’s some info we shared. Attached is a PDF of the pamphlet we handed out, which includes our specials schedule and other useful information:
Sign up for Conferences! If you didn’t get a chance, or forgot your time, here are links to our conference sign up sheets:
Available times are highlighted in yellow. Please don’t erase anyone else’s sign up. Thanks!
Next week, we’ll start Project Lead the Way. Our PLTW schedule is Mondays 11:10-12:10, Tuesdays 2:30-3:20, Wednesdays 9:45-10:45, Thursdays 2:30-3:20. Here’s a description of PLTW:
PLTW class will begin the exciting journey of building and programming with VEX Robotics. There are two modules aligned to fifth/sixth grade standards. PLTW engages students in activities that not only build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.
Module 1: Robotics and Automation Student exploration of robotics includes ways that robots are used in today’s world and the impact of their use on society and the environment. Students learn about a variety of robotic components as they build and test mobile robots that may be controlled remotely. The design problem provides an opportunity for students to apply their robotic skills and knowledge to solve a real-world problem related to environmental disaster cleanup.
Module 2: Robotics and Automation: Challenge Students expand their understanding of robotics as they explore mechanical design and computer programming. The focus for this module centers on developing skills needed to build and program autonomous robots. Students develop programming skills in a variety of platforms, including tablet applications and browser-based programming environments. Finally, students apply the robotic knowledge and skills they have developed to build and program an autonomous robot to solve a real-world design problem.
We’re also taking the NWEA next week. This round of NWEA is just to get an idea of what kids know, to help us plan our instruction accordingly. We’ll be testing on Tuesday, and either Thursday or Friday.
Finally, be sure to ask your child about their “Checkout Reflection” this weekend. Every student filled one out today, so they should have one to show you. This is a great way to stay informed about how your child is engaging with their schoolwork! (Here’s what it looks like.)
Phew! I think that’s it. We’ll send out class updates most Wednesdays, and you can always find info on our class website.
Ko and Jason
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