Friday, November 30, 2012

Synergy News

Friday November 30, 2012


HOME WORK FOR EVERYONE!!  The homework for this week is to learn and practice tying shoes!  With boot season upon us, shoe tying is an essential skills at least twice a day.  We have a few experts at tying shoes but it would be great to have a whole classroom filled of experts.

On Wednesday we had our second publishing party.  Each student was able to invite a friend from another class at Allen Brook.  The class was then split into two groups and the each Author read their book.  We had practiced reading aloud in our “big” voices and pausing after each page to show the pictures.  The Authors and audience did a fantastic job.  After all the Authors read we celebrated with goldfish, juice and reading a book by one of our very favorite authors, David Shannon.

We also continued to compare and contrast school long ago verse today.  Ms. Pillsbury, one of the speech teachers, brought in her backpack from when she was in first, 60 years ago!  We compared her backpack and what was inside it to our backpacks today.  Her backpack was amazing as it contained some of her work from 1-4th grades.  There were math, spelling and art lessons.  We noticed that she solved math word problems much the same way we do today.  The biggest difference in the backpacks was the size.  We thought that we could fit 4-5 of her backpacks into one of the students backpacks today.  The students were also amazed at the very small pocket that she had to put her lunch and snack.  The students couldn’t come up with how it would be possible to get just their snack into it.

  • Making their timelines
  • Giving  Buzzies to Ms. Stein’s class
  • Buddy reading with Ms. Kate’s class
  • Making and eating bread
Kids Quotes
·        “My mom drove off the road this morning on purpose”
·         On Friday “I’m taking 5 days off this week”

Guan-Jhen is the Listener of the Week!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 2

Synergy News

Friday November 2,  2012

Crafternoon was a huge success.  There was 13 crafts stations set up in various rooms.  Each student rotated to three different stations. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed crafternoon and we are all looking forward to the next crafternoon.  Thank you to all the parents who were able to volunteer.  

ABS is holding an election Monday November 5.  Our voting time will be from 10-11am.  The students will each receive a ballot and will be able to vote for president, governor and lieutenant governor.  We spent some time talking about the election and the candidates this week and will again have a discussion Monday morning. 

Today we finished up our Human Body theme.  Each student rotated between the four classrooms of Synergy and learned about human development, the senses and germs.  Next week we will begin our next theme which is long ago vs. today. 

Conferences are next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please check the schedule.  If  you are unable to make your scheduled time please contact me as soon as possible.

Wednesday , November 7, 2012   
Time    Student Name
3:00:00    Tyler
3:30:00    Sierra
4:00:00    Youssef
4:30:00    Guan-Jhen
5:00:00    Kyle
5:30:00    Mitchell
6:00:00    Poppy Eaton
6:30:00    Abby

Thursday, November 8, 2012  
Time    Students Name
3:00:00    Hiwot
3:30:00    Open
4:00:00    Hailey
4:30:00    Kevin
5:00:00    Abby
5:30:00    Ava
6:00:00    Gabbi
6:30:00    Noah Healy
7:00:00    Zach

Hiwot is our listener of the week!

  • Cafternoon
  • What they learned in Science this week
Kids Quotes
  • In the middle of math “My uncle's name is Joe and he has a big mustache! ”
  • "I don't have an electric pencil so it takes me like 7 minutes to sharpen one.:"