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Fourth Quarter 2014-2015

Classroom Two Quarterly

May 15, 2015

      It’s that magical time of year with vibrant flowers and the smell of fresh cut grass in the air. The kids have been working hard all quarter. Let’s take a look at what they studied.

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       In Math, we’ve been busy studying division, time, and money. The students enjoy working out the division problems and then turning them into multiplication problems.          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Social Studies allowed us to look at the different regions of the United States, along with the history of our National Parks.   

   We have also been studying plays and reading them aloud as a class in Language Arts.  The kids get very creative with their accents during their parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          We learned about the many parts of weather and the water cycle in Science this past quarter.

 

          Specials have been a rewarding end to a hard day of studying. The kids have been working on team building activities for specials, which included relay, other running activities, and basketball to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            It has been a great year in Classroom 2. We have had our highs and our lows and we are still here. We would like to wish the best to our students moving on and looking forward to working with some of the same parents and students next year. Have a happy and safe summer!!

LEAP

 

Middle School (Room #3)

 

5/15/15

 

Matthew’s Health Report

 

A team of researchers has suggested the measles virus may have a longer lasting immune-amnesia that makes it harder for people to fight off other illnesses for two years or more. “This reemphasises the importance of vaccinations,” says biologist Michael Mina.

 

 

Andrew’s National News

 

Communities in several Plains states set to work cleaning up after a night of storms that spawned 51 tornadoes. The storms hit Texas, Nebraska, and Kansas. At least a dozen people were injured.

 

Ben’s Local News

Thrift store shoppers who are looking for high quality items at a bargain price need not look further than A Goodwill Boutique, opening in the Kent area. The small shop at 118 E. Main St. features new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy’s World News

Researchers have found a new problem associated with childhood obesity. The failure to finish high school may be a cause. A new study from Sweden finds that teens who received medical treatment for obesity were far less likely to graduate from upper secondary school than slimmer teens.

Javon’s Student Council News

 

Student Council has some end of the year activities planned. Our door decorating and snack shop have continued and are doing well. We had a very successful year in Student Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon’s Local Sports

 

With tournaments around the corner, local softball player Ariel Linberger is 3rd in batting with a .543 average, leads in RBI’s, with 37, and leads in HR with 10. Congratulations to Ariel for her great season so far.

 

Chris’ Class Report

 

Our class has made mosaic designs in art class. In math we are learning geometry, and in science we are studying ecology and how to protect our Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gage’s Pro Sports

Cleveland’s Cy Young winner is now 0-5 to start the season. “I think we all know that he’s our guy,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “When we get where we want to be, he’ll be a huge part of it.”

 

 

Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Math

We learned how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to build a scaled drawing of a dog house - Thomas

 

We learned how to measure the perimeter and area of complex shapes and three dimensional figures. - Haley

Language Arts

We learned research techniques to write research papers. - Jacob

 

We read the story, “Flowers for Algenon”.  It was funny and sad at the same time. - Cara

In Economics, we have been learning the importance of creating and using spending budgets for when we enter the work world. – Damon

Science

I’ve been learning about

the parts of the environment all the way down to the smallest cell in an organism. –James

 

We have been learning about renewable and nonrenewable resources and about the importance of recycling. –Rayshae.

Social Studies

We compared the Beat Generation and the Hippie Movement and how societal factors led to these movements. - Rayshae

Third Quarter 2014-2015

LEAP STUDENTCOUNCIL

March13th, 2015 NEWSLETTER Issue #3

 

The third quarter of 2014-2015 school year has been marked by an increase is Snack Shop sales. Due to some shuffling of student rosters and an increase in challenging behaviors, some classrooms have been left without representatives while others have two members. Student Council is always on the lookout for high quality students. Student Council duties are centralized around three core functions:

 

SNACK SHOP

The biggest task is running a Snack Shop on the last day of each school week. An inventory of various goodies is available for purchase to all students and staff at Green. Hours of business and format for operation of the Snack Shop have been challenging and changed multiple times through the winter due to the social climate of the school. However, The Council forges ahead and business has been good.

 

DOOR DECORATING

Student Council continues to challenge each classroom to a monthly door decoration contest with a pre-selected theme. Many fun and interesting creations are displayed for students, staff and visitors to enjoy. Competition has greatly intensified! Classroom #4 just logged their second victory for March, while #3 continues to seek their first win of the year. Coupons for free goodies have been doled out for the many outstanding entries. The class with the most wins at the end of the year will receive a special reward.

 

STUDENT CHALLENGES

The M&Ms spoon relay was a hit! The many snow days in January/February have made scheduling of Student Challenges quite difficult. Mr. Thom has also challenged the Council to identify the next activity to take place…….and has yet to hear back. Let’s go Team!!

 

OTHER

It has been a long grueling winter, as staff and students alike have felt cooped up in the building. We are all looking quite forward to getting outside for Spring and feeling the sun on our faces! If anyone has an idea to share for Student Challenges or The Snack Shop, please consult the nearest Student Council Rep. Don’t forget to support the Snack Shop each Friday!

 

Message from the LEAP Student Council:

“Tell Me and I Forget. Teach Me and I Remember. Involve Me and I Learn.”

With April showers and May flowers right around the corner, spring is in the air. The kids have been working hard all quarter. Let’s take a look at what they studied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In math, we’ve been busy studying Geometry. The students enjoy sketching the geometric shapes on graph paper with their rulers to guide them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies this third quarter had a strong focus on Black History Month.

Classroom Two Quarterly

We took a look at important African-Americans; the students enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King Jr., LeBron James, The Civil Rights Movement, and Rosa Parks, along with other important events and people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have also been studying the many types of literary text and styles in Language Arts this quarter. Sci-Fi and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science have been the most interesting topics. Wind currents, lake effect snow, and other

weather phenomena peak the students’ interest and spark the best lessons in Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specials have been a rewarding end to a hard day of studying. The kids have been learning about the food groups in Health. During Gym, we have been learning quick, easy, and fun exercises they can do in the space in front of their television.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving forward, we will be focusing on preparing for the PARCC test, world history, order of operations, team sports, soccer, and finish building our soccer goals.

LEAP

Middle School (Room #3)

Third Quarter

 

 

Andrew’s Local News

 

Our Akron Mayor, Don Plusquellic, has been

seen wearing a neck brace. He says he is wearing it because of a previous pinched nerve in the neck area. After wearing the brace for a couple of weeks, the Mayor says that his neck feels much better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris’ World News

A volcano has erupted in the country of Chile, and many people had to be evacuated from the area. One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted, leaking hot lava everywhere. With this eruption, 22,000 people lost their homes and businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Javon’s Class News

In math class, we have been learning many ways to find statistics from different sets of data. We have also been taking our Ohio’s State Tests. Also, we have been

writing in our journals each morning over given topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trey’s Student Council News

Our last door decoration theme was Valentine’s Day. The winner was Room One. Our new door theme is St. Patrick’s Day. The Student Council Snack Shop is doing great. Our best sellers have been the fruit snacks. We would like to thank everyone who participates each week.

 

Tommy and Angel’s Weather Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold, cold weather in Ohio has broken numerous records so far this winter from below zero temperatures to some heavy snowfall. The only thing good about this weather is that we have had some snow days from school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan’s Pro News

With 20 games left, the Cavs got a win over the Celtics. Kyrie came back from an injury to score 18 points. Lebron scored 27 points. The Cavs hammered the Celtics for their 17th win in their last 20 games.

 

Classroom Four Quarterly Newsletter

In Social Studies we learned about the Freedom Riders for African American History month. – Kahlyl

We studied about the Renasance in Europe in our history class. - James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Economics, we are studying ways to become wiser consumers. – Haley

In Algebra, we learned how to use Order of Operations and square roots. – Cara

In Geometry, we are learning how to use formulas for Perimeter, Area, and Volume. – Damon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Physical Science, we are learning about types of energy and how it is transferred. –Jacob

 

For Science, I built a bridge to test for strength. – Kahlyl

In Environmental Science, we are learning about the planets in our Solar System. – Nick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are learning about different types of poetry this quarter. –Driston

 

We read ‘The Raven’ in Language Arts and studied the poems of Edgar Allen Poe. –Haley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students are hard at work, but tired of the cold weather. Some of the students miss their snow days, but they worked hard on their blizzard bags to catch them up in their subject content. – Ms. Miller

Classroom 6 Quarter 3 Newsletter

2015

The Universe - Steven

In Science we have been learning about our Solar System by watching "The Universe", a documentary about the sun and the planets and the search for life. It was a great series and we learned a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roll of Thunder - by Habbibah

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a book by Mildred Taylor about the fictional African-American family the Logans. The book tells about how the Logans live with racism and unfairness in 1930's Mississippi. The book is good so far and the class as a whole likes it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black History Month - Thomas & Devin

February was Black History month and we spent a lot of time learning about tolerance and equality. We learned about great Black leaders such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, and others. We especially thought the acts of the Freedom Riders were very brave and are thankful for what all these people have done for our country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi - Thomas

For PE this quarter we have been learning a slow paced and relaxing exercise called Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of martial arts that is the basis for Kung fu, Karate, and others. Tai Chi teaches us discipline and patience.

LEAP STUDENT COUNCIL

December 15th, 2014

NEWSLETTER

Issue #2

 

The second quarter of 2014-2015 school year has been marked by a drop in Student Council membership, as some Reps have returned to their home districts while others have not lived up to the challenge. Student Council is a privilege which must be earned and is always in need of high character members. Student Council duties are centralized around three core functions:

 

SNACK SHOP

The biggest task is running a Snack Shop on the last day of each school week. An inventory of various goodies is available for purchase to all students and staff at Green. The Snack Shop is what makes Student Council self-sufficient. The participation from staff and students has been great, making it possible to continue this popular project. Funds generated will continue to be used to maintain all Student Council functions and also to support any/all new projects.

 

DOOR DECORATING

Student Council continues to challenge each classroom to a monthly door decoration contest with a pre-selected theme. Many fun and interesting creations are displayed for students, staff and visitors to enjoy. Competition has greatly intensified! Classroom #6 and #4 have picked up victories, and received coupons for free goodies from the Snack Shop. The class with the most wins at the end of the year will receive a special reward.

 

 

STUDENT CHALLANGES

“Student Challenges” have returned! Students may choose to participate on an individual basis in this monthly event, with a chance to have some fun and also win Snack Shop goodies. For Halloween, LEAP Program Green had a Scary Hands relay race. At Thanksgiving, students tried to guess the number of candy corns in the jar. Before Holiday Break, willing participants will work in teams to move festive M&Ms using a spoon and their teeth!

 

OTHER

Mr. Thom is looking for a special way to identify Student Council Reps. Hats have been done. T-shirts are costly! Any and all ideas are welcome!

 

Message from the LEAP Student Council:

“Tell Me and I Forget. Teach Me and I Remember. Involve Me and I Learn.”

Second Quarter 2014-2015

Classroom Two Quarterly

December 19, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from classroom 2, no matter what part of the globe you come from. It has been a busy few months at LEAP. The kids have been working hard all quarter. Let’s take a look at what they studied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In math, we’ve been breaking the #1, into fractions. We’ve been adding, finding LCM/GCF, subtracting, multiplying, finding equivalents, finding fractional parts, and dividing fractions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Language Arts this quarter, we practiced

Parts of Speech, writing more complex sentences, spelling, and cursive. The kids really enjoy the playing the intense Spelling Basketball game on Thursdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Social Studies have been going well. In Science, we learned and discussed Classification and the Linnaean System. In S.S., we traveled to many different places, studying different types of maps, local and abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specials have been a rewarding end to a hard day of studying. The kids

have been practicing typing, making holiday decorations, practicing yoga, and learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the two week break with your families. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday season. See you next year!

 

        LEAP

Middle School (Room #3)

12/19/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris’ Local Sports

It’s still early in the season, but Ohio State is having a very good first half of the season. They are currently sitting at 7-1 and are looking forward to conference play. Ohio State plays in the Big 10 Conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trey’s Local News

An Akron man and his dog were shot Tuesday night when a stranger walked inside his Nome Avenue home, police said. The man, 39, and his pit bull were treated for gunshot wounds. The man was treated at Summa Akron City Hospital. His wounded dog was treated by a veterinarian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel’s Pro Sports

Coach Pettine believes Manziel is embracing his new responsibilities. That’s good news because all eyes will be on the former Heisman’s Trophy winner from Texas A&M Sunday when the Browns (7-6) host the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (8-4-1).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy’s Weather Report

So far, this fall has been unseasonably warm and wet. We have not had a lot of snow in the

Akron/Canton area. It has rained a lot with several days of strong winds. We are hoping for some snow so we can have a white Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew’s College News

Injured Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barret and his ex-girlfriend made 911 calls on Tuesday morning for “allegedly” attacking each other. In the investigation neither were harmed and neither parties would press charges. OSU officials said that the incident would be dealt with in a rational manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew’s World News

For the first time since Monaco was founded in the 13th century, its royal family gave birth to twins. Monaco’s Princess, Charlene, had a girl first and a boy second, but the boy will be the principality’s future ruler, reflecting the male priority of Monaco’s laws of succession.

 

Jason’s Class News

In math, we have been learning about positive and negative integers. In science, we have been learning about the ecology of our environment. In history, we are learning about different types of maps and how to read and chart them. In art, we made ornaments for our school tree and have discussed our door decorations and themes.

Second Quarter Newsletter

Math

Group one has been learning to change fractions to decimals to percents and back. –Thad

 

Group two has been working on LCM, GCF, and order of operations –Damon

Group three has been working with integers, and formulas. –Drake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

We have been learning new words, how to take notes and highlight as we read and write good paragraphs. –Thad

 

We just finished the book, “The Hate List” and we enjoyed reading it. –Jacob

We have also been learning how to analyze stories for setting, conflict resolution and main idea. –Ms. Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

We have been writing our opinions in current events about news articles like “dark money” in politics and what is

happening to homeless people and how we would fix the problem if we were in charge –Damon

 

Government class is learning about our rights and responsibilities as citizens.

World History has been studying the cultural advances during Medieval Times and American History is studying about the Roaring 20’s. –Ms. Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

I’ve been learning about

the parts of the environment all the way down to the smallest cell in an organism. –Drake

 

We have been learning about renewable and nonrenewable resources and about recycling. –Rayshae.

 

Second Quarter Newsletter: Classroom 6

Egg Drop - by Mitchell

 

We learned about force and gravity and applied what we learned in a egg drop contest. We had to make a container at home to protect the egg or try to slow it down. Ms. Kerns dropped it off of a ladder and then we had to unwrap it to see if our egg had cracked. If it didn't we continued and I came in first place. I received barter bucks as well as an "A" on my project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodshop Update - by Thomas

 

Here at LEAP we students work in a woodshop where we make and sell items such as chairs, benches, and much more. We sell them so we can have field trips or buy things for our classroom. Recently we have just finished our holiday ornament sale. We made ornaments in the shape of stars and presents and painted them gold and silver and decorated them with different colored ribbon. Our sale was very successful this year.

Cornhole - by Johnathan

 

For gym this quarter we learned to play cornhole, and we had lots of fun! Cornhole is a team game and while we played it was stressed to use good sportsmanship and we got along very well. We didn't boast or brag, and we always had to congratulate the other team. My favorite part was whenever someone threw a beanbag in the hole because then everyone would cheer and get excited. I hope we get to play more through the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind-Mapping - by Steven

 

To assist us with writing out journal entries we learned a technique called "mind-mapping". A mind map is a paper where you start with the topic in the center and branch of ideas from the top. On each idea you branch of again into details and when you are finished you can use the ideas and details from the mind map to help write your journal. Sometimes Ms. Kerns would

let us draw pictures for the details and color it for fun.

 

Food Drive - by Wayne

 

The LEAP program did a food drive through the month of November. All the students collected canned and boxed foods and donated them to a Akron area food bank so they can help people that need food. The program collected over almost two-thousand items, with our classroom and classroom #2 donating the most. As a reward we were given a pizza party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door Decoration Contest - by Kahlyl

 

Student council has a door decorating contest every month, and this quarter we have won TWICE! Our class really enjoys our art time and we work hard on our class project. We like to use character's from popular movies to decorate our door such as the minions from Despicable Me or Olaf from Frozen. Hopefully we can win again sometime soon.

First Quarter 2014-2015

L.E.A.P. Student Council

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

       The 2014-2015 school year begins the fourth year of LEAP Student council at the Green Location. Mentored by Mr. Thom, The LEAP Student Council consists of a 5-student group, with each member representing a specific classroom. Meetings are currently centralized around three core functions:

 

       First, Student Council runs a Snack Shop on the last day of each school week. An inventory of various goodies is available for purchase to all students and staff at Green. The Snack Shop is what makes Student Council self-sufficient. The participation from staff and students has been great, making it possible to continue this popular project. Funds generated will continue to be used to maintain all Student Council functions and also to support any/all new projects.

 

       Second, Student Council continues to challenge each classroom to a monthly door decoration contest with a pre-selected theme. Last year, many fun and interesting creations were displayed for students, staff and visitors to enjoy. Competition has greatly intensified! Winning classrooms will receive coupons to the Snack Shop, and the class with the most wins at the end of the year will receive a special reward.

 

       Third, Student Council looks to bring back “Student Challenges”, in which students may choose to participate on an individual basis. This is a monthly event, and has included activities that demonstrate the academic, physical and artistic talents of the students at LEAP. This year, we will begin with a Fall/Halloween themed relay race to take place in the days leading up to Halloween.

 

       Lastly, Mr. Thom is looking for a cost-effective way to print t-shirts for Student Council Representatives. Previous research has been unsuccessful. If anyone has an idea, please feel free to share.

 

Message from the LEAP Student Council:

“Tell Me and I Forget. Teach Me and I Remember. Involve Me and I Learn.”

Classroom 1: Kindergarten - Third Grade

First Quater 2014-2015 School Year

Math

 

      Our class has been learing new strategies to figure out two, three, and four two-digit addition problems. We also have been learning how to regroup using base ten blocks. Next, we will be learning how to subtract two-digit numbers.

Classroom 1: Kindergarten - Third Grade

First Quater 2014-2015 School Year

Student Council

 

       The student council has bene helping out with snack shop and getting the snacks ready to sell. We haev been working together, learning about money, making change, and using our manners

Classroom 1: Kindergarten - Third Grade

First Quater 2014-2015 School Year

Group Discussion

 

      Ms. Tamara has been teaching the class different ways to problem solve, relaxation techniques, and how to calm down after getting frustrated. She has taught us about anger management and different strategies to help us through frustrating times.

Classroom 1: Kindergarten - Third Grade

First Quater 2014-2015 School Year

Science

 

      During science, we learned about different weather, weather patterns, how to measure weather, and the water cycle. We learned that there are specific tools to measure different types of weather. Some of the tools are: thermomenters, anemometers, and weathervanes.

Classroom 2

First Quater 2014-2015 School Year

The Classroom Two Quaterly

 

       First quarter has come and gone quickly. Five weeks and Thanksgiving break will be here (that's when Christmas music is in full effect). The first quarter has been very pleasant with many familiar faces returning. Let's review what we have been learning so far.

 

       We started the quarter talking about sharks; the different types and characteristics that make each shark unique. We then went into the water cycle. Now we are talking about cell theory and the funtions of each organelle.

      In Math, we have bene working with equations, expressions, orders or operations, and the start of fractions. I am trying to make fractions less scary. The kids seem to enjoy fractions so far.

       Social Studies has been very fun this year. We have been re-enacting Revolutionary War battle scenes, learning about the constitution, and learning about our countries founding fathers.

       In Language Arts, we have been working very hard wtih spelling, journaling, paragraph writing, and now reading comprehension. Second quarter we will be reading novels in groups.

       Spcails have been a nice way to end a busy day. The kids have appreciated drawing in art, typing in computer, talking about healthy lifestyles, and learning about soccer in gym.

       Group still remains the childrens favorite time of the day. Ms. P. has been working with the students on problem solving techniques and anger management. These techniques have proven to be effective as our classroom behavior has improved from last year.

Middle School Classroom #3

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

World News

 

       The U.N. mission to combat ebola opened it's headquaters in Ghana where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the crisis. The outbreak has spiraled into the worst every for ebola.

Middle School Classroom #3

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Local Sports

       Barberton's girl's volleyball team is now 10-10 for the seaon. They defeated Ellet in three games. Barberton looks to improve their record over the last half of the season.

Middle School Classroom #3

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Weather Report

 

       Our weather has been unseasonably warm for the fall. We are bracing for a cold winter. The Farmer's Almanac predicts this Winter to be a tough one.

Middle School Classroom #3

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Pro Sports

 

       LeBron James is selling Cleveland. James never did much recruiting in the past. A franchise that historically struggled to attract free agents now has a waiting list thanks to Lebron James.

Middle School Classroom #3

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Student Council News

 

       Student Council is planning to keep Snack Shop every Frieday. We are having a door decorating contest among the classes. We are also planning on student challanges throughout the school year.

Classroom Four Quarterly Newsletter

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

       I would like to introduce myself to all of the parents of the students in my room. My name is Ms. Miller, and I came from the Kent school of the L.E.A.P. Program.

       I am busy getting to know my new students, as well as they are busy getting to know me.

      

       At this time in Language Arts, we are busy with a novel study that is dealing with the subject of bullying. We are reading the "Hate List" by Jennifer Brown. The books is about dealing with the consequences of the actions of another. We are also exploring real lifee stories of bullying and learning about the three components of bullying which are the victim, the victimizer, and the on-looker.

       The students are showing great interest in the book and the subject material.

       Along with the book, we are also working on writing techniques and vocabulary acquisition.

 

       In Math class, we are working on Algebra and Geometry vocabulary and basic skill development. The students are responding positively and catching on quickly.

    

       Physical Science is learning about the basic make-up of matter. As in what are elements, solutions, etc., and how they are classified.

 

       Biology is learning about the basic body systems that all humans have and how they work to keep us alive.

 

       Environmental Science is working on the different types of rocks and soils that are found on the Earth.

 

       In Social Studies, American History has just finished a review of the important documents that shaped America and we are moving into the Progressive Era.

       World History is learning the cultural and political ideas that led to our form of government. These ideas came from Greece and Rome.

       Government class is working on the Bill of Rights and howt hey affect us as citizen of the United States.
 

Classroom 6

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

The Giver

       Jonas is the main character in a futuristic community. He becomes the receiver of memories when he reached the age to be assigned a lifelong job at the Ceremony of Twelves. No one else in the community has any memories of the past, making Jonas the most important person in the community. We are about halfway through the book, I will continue in a later article.

Classroom 6

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Wood Shop Update

       The students in classroom 6 are getting ready to make holiday ornaments in the shop. We go to the shop on Mondays and Wednesdays. We use a drill press, a miter saw, a band saw, and multiple sanders. Once they are cut and sanded the class will paint them and put them on sale around Thanksgiving. With the money we make we purchase items for our classroom and pay for field trips.

Classroom 6

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Barter Bucks

       Barter Bucks are fake money that our classroom earns by doing well on assignments and staying on task through the day. We spend barter bucks on classroom supplies like new folders and pencils or on other things like snacks at lunch or on Goal day. We use Barter Bucks to help us learn about spending money responsibly.

Classroom 6

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Gym/PE

Our class likes to go to the gym because it is a lot of fun. We have spent most of the first quarter working on Basketball skills, doing activities like playing Horse, Around the World, and Knockout. When the weather is bad we go to the main gym and lift weights. Sometimes the students who have followed directions and completed their work are rewarded with extra gym time after lunch.

Classroom 6

First Quarter 2014-2015 School Year

Ohio History

We have been learning the history of our state. The early pioneers and their animals were the first settlers in Ohio. The State bird is the cardinal and the state insect is the lady bug. The state flower is the carnation which is very pretty. At first, early Ohioans raised their own animals and grew their own food. They also hunted wild game. Ohio became a state in 1803.

Classroom 6

First Quarter 2014-2015

Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

Classroom six is learning about mean, median, mode and range. To make things interesting, when we get an answer correct we are rewarded Barter Bucks. We are working with this kind of math to prepare ourselves for our OGT tests and because we may need it later for our choice of career.

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