Weekly Update 10/20

Happy Friday!

This week, students have been hard at work as they entered a new Social Studies Unit. They are learning about Climate and Weather, and next week we will learn about Vegetative Regions of  Earth! In Math, we started a new chapter on Organizing and Analyzing Data! Students created their own survey question and then made frequency charts to represent the data.

Students ask each other questions

They also found the median, mode and outlier of the data set. Next week, they will learn how to graph the information on bar graphs as well! In Religion, we are learning about the 10 Commandments, and we studied the first 3 in depth this week. In Writing, students are still writing their personal narratives. I’m so excited to see how they turn out. On Nov 2, Gary Teale from Avivara will be at SMS to give us an update on our Sister School, Valle De Durazno, in Guatemala. This school holds a special place in my heart, as I visited 2 summers ago. As a school, we are preparing a book to give to the students at Valle De Durazno about out SLE’s (Serve, Lead, Love, Learn). I was so thankful to have student volunteers from all grade levels come in and help me translate the book to Spanish. If you would like to attend the assembly on Nov 2, please let me know! We will be presenting the book and having students from each grade read it aloud.

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. ITBS Testing starts next week, so please make sure your child is well fed, rested and arrives to school on time. Thank you!
  2. Many students have asked if they can bring a computer mouse to school on Tuesdays to use for coding, and I think that’s a great idea!! If you send one to school, please make sure it has your child’s name on it.
  3. We are still working on our DEBUG strategies. Please help reinforce this by encouraging students to use the strategies at home as well. Perfect to use when there are sibling conflicts!
  4. Next week, students will be getting access to their school provided Google email account. We use Google Classroom often, and students can share their work with me that way. They can also access links I share in class and take online quizzes. I will send more information out next week about specific expectations and how they should be using these accounts at home.


Have a great weekend!


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I am passionate about learning, laughing, and building relationships with those around me. In my free time, I like to read, explore Seattle, drink coffee, and hang out with my husband and our dog, Moby!

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