Weekly Updates

QHIA Weekly Update: November 16, 2018

QHIA Website

Classroom Phone # : (831) 336-5168

              Amber Walker: awalker@slvusd.org           Marie Carrington: mcarrington@slvusd.org


Hello families,

Next Week is our Thanksgiving Break: 11/24-11/28. Check out this video on the Science of Gratitude!  PBS: The Amazing Effects of Gratitude

 

Schedule for the Week we Return: 11/26-11/30

Monday: Regular Class Day

Tuesday: Regular Class Day

Wednesday: Regular Class Day

Thursday: Field Trip to Wowie Zowie at the Mello Center in Watsonville  and Parent Meeting/Fall Potluck at 6:30pm

Friday: WINTER HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

MONDAY 11/26

9-11

Math Ind. Study

TUESDAY 11/27

9-11

Science

Ind. Study and

Earth Science Project Sharing

*10:00am 8th grade in the garden

WEDNESDAY 11/28

9-11

Math Ind. Study


THURSDAY 11/29

9-10

Science Ind. Study

10:15

Leave for Watsonville:

Wowie Zowie Field Trip

*Regular Pick up time from school

Friday 11/30

10-2

Winter Holiday Craft Fair from 10-2 in the Multipurpose Room. Set up at 9:30am

Independent Study

Day

11-12: break

11-12: break

11-12: break



12:00-12:30

Post-Holiday Check-in/reset

12:30-1:30

History Focus

1:30-2:30

3x3 Art Project



12:00-12:15

Gather

12:15-1:15

Non-fiction Reading/Writing

1:15-2:30

3x3 Art Project

Putty Buddy

Assembly

12:00-12:15

Gather

12:15-2:30

Wowie Zowie Preview

Final Day Prep for

Craft Fair

3x3 Art Project

Putty Buddy

Assembly

6:30-8:00pm

Fall Parent Meeting and Potluck





 

Announcements:

Wowie Zowie Field Trip: Thursday, Nov. 29 Please arrive at school at the normal arrival time, yet definitely by 10am. Carpools will leave at 10:15. We will return to school for the regular pick up time at 2:30. Please send students with a lunch.

Fall Parent Meeting and Potluck: Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:30pm This one will be in the evening, as we have a tradition of having an afternoon gathering with students on Thursday, Dec. 20, during school hours. We will discuss how to spend our money for the rest of the year and talk about upcoming events, field trips, classroom activities, etc.

Winter Holiday Craft Fair: Friday, Nov. 30 Students who are selling individual crafts please sign up via info on general email that was sent from Danelle. Our QHIA class will have a table and will sell artwork created by students and “Putty Buddies” (class made silly putty with tiny creatures hidden inside.) Amber will supervise students who wish to work at the QHIA table.

 

Week in Review:

Students worked hard on their final “Bucket List” writing projects. They are truly wonderful, please read what your student has written : )  Robin, our counselor, visited us for a gratitude workshop in which all students wrote down a quality that they recognized in each other, on a piece of paper for that student. At the end, each student received a piece of paper with 40+ strengths written under their name. Thank you Robin!  We spent much of the afternoon sharing some completed science projects. We have had cakes made and shared representing geodes and Earth’s alternative energy sources, a solar system mobile, terrariums and ocean/wave simulators, an original children’s book written and read aloud called, “George the Star” (very popular with the students), and a google slide presentation on Dark Matter. Although students are not required to share their projects with the whole class, it has been inspiring seeing the results of their creative efforts. We are looking forward to when we return to play the board games that are being created, and more! We ended our week with a gratitude circle.

 

Assignments:

Work is not required over the Thanksgiving Break, however, if students wish to work on their Earth Science Projects they can. 6th graders can also get started reading their new Book Club books. I will update online math for students who wish to work on that as well.

 

*Bucket List Writing Assignments are due today. Please email Amber if you feel that your student needs an extension.

 

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, Nov. 29: Field Trip to Wowie Zowie and Fall Parent Meeting/Potluck

Friday, Nov. 30: Winter Holiday Craft Faire from 10-2

Friday, Dec. 7: Capture the Flag at Quail Hollow Ranch from 10:30-12:30

Thursday, Dec. 20: Winter Holiday Family Potluck and student gift exchange 12-2:30

December 21-January 6: Winter Break

 

Weekly Snacks: Please sign up (Thank you, parents! The students have been happily well-fed : )

QHIA Snack Sign Up

 

It is a privilege being your students’ teachers. Enjoy this time off with your family and friends, we look forward to being together when we return.


In gratitude,

~Amber & Marie


All important info, including All Student Assignments and our calendar of events, are accessible at any time here. Just click on this link:  

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