Friday December 14, 2012
Students at the K-8 schools within CSSU will be changing e-mail addresses next week. The email address will change from cssu.us to cssu.org. We are making this change to allow teachers and students to better share documents and collaborate on projects and to facilitate the 8th grade transition to CVU, thus creating one student email account lasting K-12. The current email address you have been using will not work. Please send an email to your student and include any email address (Family members) that your student may want to email. Their new email address will be in this format firstNamelastName@cssu.org.
This week we had a celebration on 12/12/12 at 12:12:12. We began with 12 jumping jacks to count down. We then watched one of my all-time favorite parts or Sesame Street, Pinball 12 . Many students brought in collections of 12 things to share. We even had a special delivery of 12 balloons. During math the students wrote 12 or more equations that equaled 12. In reading groups students read with a partner with the goal of reading 12 books. The students filled their honey jar again and they choose 12 minutes of extra recess. It was a fun filled day!
On Thursday we had two CVU students come to our class to teach us the colors in Spanish. Alicia, one of the students, was a Rotary exchange student from La Paz, Mexico. We learned the colors rojo (red), azul (blue), verde (green), rosa (pink), blanco (white), Amarillo (yellow). The students had a very fun and active class. At the end Alicia read the class Llama, Llama Red Pajama in Spanish.
Friday was an exciting day with two special treats. First we visited Ms. Schwartz’s class in Horizon. Their class has been working on a reader’s theater play as a way to practice their fluency. The readers did an amazing job of projecting their voices and reading with expression. As a school wide award for filling the whole school filling the beehive the students were treated to the Musical Petting Zoo. During music the class was able to listen and try many different symphony instruments. The students’ favorites were…
- The colors in Spanish
- Readers Theater
- The musical petting zoo
- Friday workshop
· “I love to write”
· “I read challenging books at home that’s why I’m a good reader!”
Gabbi is the Listener of the Week!