Friday, April 5, 2019

Team Aurora has a new blog post!
Greetings families and Aurorians!
We had a busy week.
Students worked very hard to complete their Hot Topics argument project and post on Some students are still working on final details, so these will be assessed over April break. Students can make changes and upload new version onto seesaw before April 19.

Our next arguments will be over Columbus Day. Should he be celebrated as a hero? This will include an brief study of European explorers during the Age of Exploration. We will create bio cards for 9 different explorers, examine many articles about explorers and Columbus in particular.

Next week we are invited to share in an opportunity to skype with Jane Goodall. To prepare we are watching some of the documentary Jane and looking at some of the many many resources online. We will be visiting with Jane live on skype on Tuesday, April 9th at 9 am in the library with Team Epic. See the parent letter provided by the event here.

Coming up next week:
Word study due Tuesday
Bio card due Thursday
2-4-2 math packet due Friday

Have a great weekend!!

Kate's entry from Monday April 1
Hello families!

Happy Spring! The sunshine is really helping to make these days feel more like Spring. 

We wanted to reach out to you all to give you an update on due dates and new units we have started. 

Math menus and 2-4-2's were DUE this past Friday!! Students had some math class to complete this assignment, as well as our normally scheduled seminar. With this new menu, students are required to complete 20 minutes of Moby Max, not to be done during math class or seminar. Students have the option of: staying after school, using their personal time throughout the day (recess), or completing this at home. The school code is VT42 and students know the rest of their login. We start a new 2-4-2 this week and will be focusing a lot on time management. 

We began a new spelling week! This is due Tuesday, 4/2/19. Some students struggled with completing this weekly assignment. Please check in with your student about helpful tips to get it done!

Our new Social Studies unit, HOT TOPICS, is going great! Students will need to have a completed essay for this by Thursday. We have been having ample amount of time in social studies and LA. They do the option of doing work at home. We are still in the researching phase, but the writing will begin Today (Monday). 

Last week, we started a new unit in math. We are working on understanding decimals. Attached you will find a copy of the family letter. Students brought this home to share with you this past week! Please check in about this and their learning thus far. 

As always, if you have any questions please reach out!

Happy Monday!!

Kate and Cate

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