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Sept. 07, 2012

Start looking at Ohio History websites this weekend

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 5-6

All 5-6 Social Studies students should start to look at their saved Ohio history websites and  begin to read about all of the many facets of Ohio e.g. the present day peoples, the original natives, the geology, the city builders, the Presidents, the famous Americans from Ohio, the Ice Age, the mound building societies, Native Americans and as much information as can be viewed over the weekend. More discussions will continue next week as we work towards our producing our first papers.

Sept. 07, 2012

Edible Racecar is due on Friday!

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 5-6

Don't forget to bring your edible racecar on Friday for the big race!

Sept. 07, 2012

Homework and test reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Practice 1.8 evens is due Monday. Also, there will be a chapter test on Monday.

Have a nice weekend!

Sept. 06, 2012

Ciel Bretagne

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French -Intermed.

Sept. 06, 2012

Tapis Volant 2

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French -Intermed.

Sept. 06, 2012

TV Cinq Dictionnaire

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French -Intermed.

Sept. 05, 2012

Homework reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Practice 1.6, if you have not finished in the class today (See also reminder on your grade book). 

Sept. 04, 2012

Homework reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Homework: Practice 1.5, odd numbers. Due tomorrow, 9/5.

Sept. 03, 2012

7-8 Social Studies Class Syllabus

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Please see attached for syllabus

Sept. 03, 2012

Lego Robotics and Computer Science Syllabus

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Sept. 03, 2012

7-8 Science Class Syllabus

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Please see attached for syllabus...

Sept. 03, 2012

5-6 Social Studies

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Sept. 03, 2012

Computer Science Syllabus

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Sept. 03, 2012

5-6 Science Syllabus

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 5-6

Please see attached syllabus

Sept. 03, 2012

Week 1

from:Ramsey, Lorie

to:All Students

Dear Parents,

My largest goal for this first week was to establish a classroom environment founded on respect.  I spent considerable time discussing treating others the way you want to be treated and concrete examples of respect (for yourself, for others, and for our school).  The children received this wonderfully.  I believe this was time well spent creating an optimal learning environment. 

My primary academic goal was to assess the children by subject to determine their needs.  Next week we’ll begin having daily homework.  The children will be bringing their binders home and must bring them back to school each day.  The homework will be specified on the first page in the binder.  Please initial, but do not remove, this page.  I will also list homework on Thinkwave (although, please be patient another week or two on that). 

Some of the children have work to finish at home (due Wednesday).  Om & Kalista have spelling words to finish studying.  Brodie and Henry have a math.  Several of the students would greatly benefit from reviewing math facts (addition, subtraction, 1-12) at home.  You may be surprised what they have forgotten over the summer.   Others who have mastered ± need to review multiplication and division facts 1-12.  Please take the time to interact with your child and see where you can help.

Requests:
1. At 10:00 the children are allowed to have a “quick grab” snack.  Please pack this snack somewhere easily accessible.  Please choose a snack that can be eaten easily and quickly. Do not pack a morning snack that requires utensils or is located downstairs in the refrigerator.
2. It would be great if you choose to purchase a yellow Schilling t-shirt for your child. ($15 from Mrs. Mink)  While this is not required, it is vastly helpful for field trips.

Here is a summary of what we learned this week:
• Math: reading a data sheet & making inferences
2nd or 3rd grade level assessment testing
learned and/or reviewed several 3rd/4th core math skills
• Science: became familiar with the composition of atoms, elements, & compounds
learned “The Atoms Family” song, to read the Periodic Table, introduced metalloids,     atomic numbers, names of some major elements
• Language Arts:  the children wrote ideas & hopes they have for the school year ahead,
studied the 8 parts of speech, began individualized spelling lists, each child has 5 words which they studied today (via my prescribed method)
• Social Studies:  Why are governments necessary?  What defines our government?  (i.e. U.S.
Constitution).  We recited, watched, & sang “The Preamble” (School House Rock)  and are studying ~12 vocabulary words from it.
• Character – respect, class song

I look forward to partnering with each of you in the process of optimally educating each of your children.  Please do not hesitate to share questions or concerns!

Aug. 31, 2012

Read Chapter 19 over Labor Day weekend

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Students will read Chapter 19 in the science books and take notes on each section. They should prepare to answer questions and discuss the properties of atoms, the history of atomic theory and the periodic table.

Aug. 31, 2012

No homework for this weekend

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

There is no homework for this weekend (I forgot to hand it out to you). Enjoy a 3 day weekend!!!

 

 

Aug. 30, 2012

Homework reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Pre Algebra students who had not turned Practice 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 are due tomorrow (1.1 was due today). To ones who already turned in, grades are posted. Homework reminder is also posted individually in the comment.

Tomorrow, we will review some of the problems on the homework, then we are going to look at 1.4. There may be mid-chapter test and quiz 1.4.

Mrs. Fatica

Aug. 29, 2012

Homework reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Homeworks:

Practice 1.1 - All odd numbered problems - due tomorrow, 8/30

Practice 1.2 - All circled problems - due on Friday, 8/31

You will receive  a bonus point on extra problems which are not assigned. If you have any questions, email me or bring them to me tomorrow.

Mrs. Fatica

 

Aug. 28, 2012

Build an Edible Racecar

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 5-6

Build an Edible Racecar

Your challenge is to build a racecar and except for the axles, it is to be made entirely out of edible objects. You can use whatever you like but the car must be able to roll down a cardboard ramp and it must not drip or leak (too much) on the cardboard ramp.
As for the aforementioned axles, you may use toothpicks, or cut up metal coat hangers or the round type of chopsticks or anything you like that is solid enough to take the load of being raced several times.
There are three prizes to be awarded and Mr. Stevens will be the official judge.
One prize will be for the racecar that travels the longest distance.
One prize will be for the racecar that is the best designed e.g. most creative.
One prize will be for the most delicious racecar.
Remember, all cars must roll on their own and be made to survive several races.
Race day is September 7th during our science class. Have fun engineering your racecar!

Aug. 28, 2012

Letter to Parents

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French -Intermed.

Bonjour Parents,
 

I hope that everyone is doing well, and excited to start another school year!
 

French classes will be structured the same as last year. We will work very hard our two days in class together on speaking and listening comprehension, and the homework will be focused on reading, on writing, and on listening comprehension.
 

Homework will be assigned every Tuesday and Thursday. It is important for students to turn in homework on time. NO late work will be accepted this year! All assignments will be listed on Thinkwave, but I strongly advise students to use a planner/ agenda as well. I will NOT accept the excuse that a student was unable to complete his or her homework because he or she did not have access to Thinkwave.
 

Supplies needed for both French classes include one spiral notebook, and one blank CD. Please have all supplies by September 4th!
 

Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have; I am always happy to meet face to face or discuss any problems over the phone. Please contact me at mwood@schillingschool.org to set up any conferences.
I look forward to a great year!

 

Best regards,
 

Morgan K. Wood

Aug. 28, 2012

Letter to Parents

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French 1

Bonjour Parents,
 

I hope that everyone is doing well, and excited to start another school year!
 

French classes will be structured the same as last year. We will work very hard our two days in class together on speaking and listening comprehension, and the homework will be focused on reading, on writing, and on listening comprehension.
 

Homework will be assigned every Tuesday and Thursday. It is important for students to turn in homework on time. NO late work will be accepted this year! All assignments will be listed on Thinkwave, but I strongly advise students to use a planner/ agenda as well. I will NOT accept the excuse that a student was unable to complete his or her homework because he or she did not have access to Thinkwave.
 

Supplies needed for both French classes include one spiral notebook, and one blank CD. Please have all supplies by September 4th!
 

Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have; I am always happy to meet face to face or discuss any problems over the phone. Please contact me at mwood@schillingschool.org to set up any conferences.
I look forward to a great year!
 

Best regards,
 

Morgan K. Wood

Aug. 28, 2012

No homework for tonight

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Again, there is no homework for tonight. I promise we start chapter 1 of the textbook tomorrow.

Aug. 27, 2012

Welcome back students!

from:Stevens, John

to:All Students

I look forward to teaching you this year.

Aug. 27, 2012

No homework for tonight

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

There is no homework for tonight. Tomorrow we are starting chapter 1 of your textbook.

Mrs. Fatica

Aug. 24, 2012

Assignment portfolio

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

To Pre Algebra students,

Welcome to Schilling School Pre Algebra class. 

On Monday, you will need two portfolios (one is for ungraded assignments, another is for graded assignments), or a pocket file which has at least two pockets.

I am looking forward to seeing you all.

 

Atsuko Fatica

 

May 25, 2012

Chapter 26 Test on WWII

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students should study Chapter 26 and also recall details from notes taken during movies and class discussions.

May 23, 2012

Chapter 26 Test in Biology on Ecosystems

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Student will need to read chapter 26 and prepare for a test on Wednesday, May 23rd.

May 23, 2012

PowerPoint on President

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students were assigned specific Presidents on May 9th. A 12-page PowerPoint will e-mailed to jstevens@schillingschool before May 23rd. 1 page for intro, 10 pages for content and 1 page for references.  Students will be required to deliver their presentations in front of the class and their report must be no longer than 10 minutes.

May 21, 2012

Lab notebooks due

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Lab notebooks should be turned in on the 21st. Students should ensure that they are accurate, detailed, neat, and colored in where applicable. All new pages since the last collection date must be referenced in the table of contents.

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