- About CSCA
- Curriculum & Schedule
Have you ever had a picnic in a hail storm? Your child can now answer that with an enthusiastic YES! You can experience a glimpse of our day yesterday on Shutterfly (videos and photos), but we were protected under a large shelter while the hail and rain poured around us. The mood was giggly, light-hearted and one of celebration!
The students generated a list of ideas for service projects, and they came up a wonderful list of ways that they want to give back to the community. (Attached.) The list included veterans, homeless families, senior citizens, animals, gardening, litter, and more! We will continue to work with them on narrowing down the list to what we can do this year. In the spirit of generosity and giving, we will be reading The Giving Tree and A Chair for my Mother and continuing the discussion about giving to others.
Intermediate class from Ms. Val
Literacy-We will begin our biography reports next week. The students chose the books and were also able to choose the written format that fits their interest and level. When their book has been read and the written report is finished, students will present an oral report callled “I am…” to the class in which they dress as the person and speak about their life from their point of view. The students are really excited about this part of the biography report.
In Math we are continuing to work on individual computation as well as place value and number sense. We are incorporating many hands-on games to teach the place value concept. The students use digit cards, place value dice, hundreds boards, decimal dice and more. We also use base 10 blocks and cuissinare rods as manipulatives so that students can gain a deeper level of understanding of the concepts.
Coming This Week
-Science with simple machines
-Volunteers: Thank you Jessica Sisneros-Counts and Jessica Perez!
-(Everyday) Please bring backpack, snack, lunch, water bottle with name.
-Art and music instruction
-Volunteers: Thank you Marth, Audrey, Melissa and Diana!
-Bring booster, swimsuit, towel, flip-flops, and anything you child needs for swimming (goggles optional, floaties not needed). We will leave the school around 1:15 pm, and we will return by 3:45. We will follow the same pick-up schedule as last week, unless we are otherwise notified.
-Volunteers: Ernesto or Tatyana, thank you! April, Marc A. and Jessica P., thank you!
-Bring show and tell
-In-Class: Abq Parks & Rec guest speaker for “Walk This Way” safety presentation (how to be a safe pedestrian), followed by bike safety for 3rd+ and stranger safety role playing for all.
-Volunteers: Audrey and Linda (1st Thur), thank you!
Here are a few upcoming announcements and reminders for your convenience:
Field Trips at a Glance–
PE Wed Swimming at UNM Therapy Pool on Wednesdays: Aug 17, 24, 31, and Sept 7
(Chaperones: Marc A., Tatyana, April and Jessica P.)
PE Wed Little Gym PE dates TBA
Sept 1 Service Project and Problem Solving at school: Parks/Rec Walk This Way safety presentation, followed by bike safety with 3rd+ and stranger danger role playing with all students; library tentative
Sept 8 NM School of Music; library
(Chaperones: Audrey, Fernande; Marc A. is back up)
Sept 15 State Fair (We decided chaperones will not be taking kids on rides, as there are so
many other things we plan to do at the fair, but parents may take their own children on rides.)
(Chaperones: Audrey, Marc A, Mari, Mark S, Marianne, Jessica/David, Jessica P.)
Sept 22 Explora
(Chaperones: Audrey, Fernande)
Sept 29 Santa Fe Children’s Museum for engineering
(Chaperones: Audrey, Nissa, April, Jessica P., Fernande, Jessica Sisneros-Counts)
Oct 6-13 No field trips due to Fall Break
Oct 20 Service Project/Problem Solving, library
(Audrey, Mari, Jessica P.)
Oct 27 Pumpkin Patch
(Audrey, Jovon, Linda, Fernande, Marc A., Marianne, Jessica and David, Jessica P.)
Nov 3 National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
(Chaperones: Audrey, Fernande, Back-up: Marc)
Nov 10 We are visiting a farm! Library
(Chaperones: Audrey, Nissa, Fernande, Jessica P.)
Nov 14 12:15 Popejoy show-Dr. Kaboom: Live Wire (Chaperones: we have space for first 3 that tell me they would like to attend.)
Nov 17 Problem Solving and/or service project in-class; 12:30 Pocahontas show at Kimo Theater
(Chaperones: Audrey, Mari, Marianne, Jessica P.)
Nov 24 Thanksgiving break
Dec 1 Fall Out or Kid’s Gym (class will vote), library
(Chaperones: Marc A., Marianne, Jessica Sisneros-Counts)
Dec 8 Problem Solving, library
(Chaperones: Audrey, Mari, Marc, Jessica P., Marianne)
Dec 15 Service Project w/(Cuidando Los Ninos wrapping), library, Winter
(Chaperones: Audrey, Linda, Jessica P.)
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