We’ve got a couple tours at local high schools set as October field trips now: The first will be a bike field trip to Rocky Mountain High School on Tuesday October 4 and the second will be a quick trip (via car) to Fort Collins High School on Friday Oct. 21. Kristen will be sending out a sign-up genius for chaperoning both trips sometime in the next week.
On Friday, many students weren’t quite ready to turn in their Community Service Plan (a double-sided form that they’ve had in their binder since the first week of school.) Some are still working out details, but everyone should turn in at least a few possibilities for where they may work by Monday if they didn’t get this in yesterday. (If they’ve already formed a firm plan for one organization they don’t have to include multiple agencies on the form, but if they are in the beginning stages of figuring it out and haven’t yet made phone calls then they need to include a few possibilities and make phone calls this weekend or next week during business hours.)
Other things to put on your calendar include:
Harvest Festival, next Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: This is always such a nice time to gather as a community, enjoy soup straight from our school garden and celebrate fall. Please see yesterday's e-mail regarding signing 8th graders up for soup prep, serving and clean-up and sending in Yukon potato donations if you are able.
Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.: Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, a film sponsored by Mountain Sage Community School and CSU School of Education at the CSU Lory Student Center Theater. The film is appropriate for 5th grade students and up and would be a wonderful addition to our cyber civics curriuculum for students and, of course, informative for us as parents as we navigate the world of parenting screenagers. Tickets are $5. The theater can be tricky to find with all of the construction happening on the campus. Plan accordingly. Doors open at 6:00pm. Parking is free after 4pm in specific lots around the theater. Follow this link to purchase tickets:
Emma, Mia and Rain’s Class Report for the Week
On Monday we began writing a persuasive essay about global warming. We talked about our service project and in handwork we finished drawing our batiks and started to put wax them to dye them next week.
On Tuesday we had math, and we are starting to get ready for our quiz on Thursday. In choir we started a harvest song for harvest festival. We had cyber civics and learned about giving yourself an avatar. We finished the day with gardening.
On Wednesday we had explorations and music. In main lesson we learned about how low air pressure and high air pressure help airplanes fly. We had reading buddies and are getting ready for our block test on Friday and our math test tomorrow.
On Thursday we had a short study hall, then world language, and students in Deutsch took their first quiz of the year (about our understanding of stem changing verbs and translating German idioms. ) Then we had math class, and took a quiz. In Main Lesson, we played a game of “study jeopardy” for our block test tomorrow. (Team batman won.) Then we learned the brief story about the copper hemispheres, created by a mayor of a town in Germany a long time ago. The hemispheres pushed together and greased on the outside created a “vacuum” that not even 15 horses on either side could pull apart. We experimented with this theory with toilet plungers stuck together and tried to pull them apart.
On Friday we had our block test and world language. Also we had art with Mrs.Lark. In art we practiced drawing on scratch paper. We used special tools to scratch the black off and reveal a different color.