I hope you have had a great week homeschooling! Only 1 week left and then you can enjoy a week off for Spring Break! Here’s an update from Ethel as well as some upcoming events:
This week, students put the finishing touches on their imaginary marine ecosystems. I’ve been so impressed with their creativity and knowledge of various marine organisms. We welcomed Nancy, the Education and Outreach Coordinator from Heal the Bay who gave a great presentation about storm water and pollution prevention. A number of students were feeling inspired to participate in a beach cleanup, or help in some other way!
The students are really enjoying their time in the Maker Space and creating masks inspired by the Maya. They’re coming up with creative ways to add 3D elements and visual interest to their masks. Also, they’ve become experts at using and properly handling hot glue guns and cardboard cutters.
WORK JOURNAL #4 DUE – Your current work journal which ends today must be turned into the front office no later than Tuesday, 3/27 at 4:15 PM. It is very important for our school funding that you turn in your work journal on time so that attendance credit can be given.
WJ #5 is attached to this email. It runs from March 26 – May 25th, and after that you’ll only have a short 6-day work journal.
SLC’s next week – If you haven’t yet signed up, here are the links:
Please have your student come to SLC’s prepared with work to show us the great learning they are doing at home. See the attached SLC guidelines document.
Spring Break – No school April 2 – 6
State testing – April 16 – 27 – Don’t forget to sign up for 4 sessions if your student is in 3rd or 4th grade and 5 sessions if your student is in 5th grade. Sign up here - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafae2da5fe3-state
Reminder – there will be no Workshops 4/17 and 4/24 due to state testing
LACMA Evening for Educators: City and Cosmos: Arts of Teotihuacan – Tues., Apr. 10 at 5pm. These adult evenings are great events focused on building educators’ skill sets and content knowledge. The $15 ticket includes a catered dinner (served outdoors, so wear layers). http://www.lacma.org/evenings-for-educators
Butacas – a maker workshop
Sara Ochoa (mom of Seth and Samara) will be leading a series of workshops in which students will design and build their own butaca (easy chair). She is generously sharing this family tradition (she remembers doing this with her grandfather as a child) with us. It connects nicely with the Found in Translation exhibit currently at LACMA through April 1st.
Hike - The hike originally planned for today will be rescheduled due to yesterday’s rain. Watch for a new sign up for that hike to come to your inbox soon!
Class Website - We have added some resources to the Innovators website. To access the website, go to www.davincik8.org, click on Instructional Support, click on Teacher’s DP Links, and click on the photo of Katie Steele. On the website, you will find the work journals, Math Resources, and Language Arts Resources. Also, in the blog section of the website, we post the weekly email updates so you can always look there for an archive of past updates.
Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you soon at your student’s SLC!