Are you going to win the Winter Break Reading Challenge? Be sure to read, read, read during the Winter Break and turn in your Reading Challenge packet when we return on February 22nd. The top readers will be treated to an awesome award by the Administrative Team. Let's get ready to read!
Today we celebrate our 100th day of the 2015-2016 school year! We have accomplished so much, but still have time to reach all of our goals. Let's celebrate, reflect, and move forward with more determination than ever! Happy 100th Day, Explorers!
We have terrific texts for February Schoolwide Seminar Day! Thursday morning is sure to be filled with dynamic conversations focused on the idea of working together for the common good of all.
- K: The Rainbow Fish
- 1: Swimmy
- 2: Team Building Activity: The Marshmallow Challenge
- 3: Team Building Activity
- 4: Team Building Activity: If You Build It...
- 5: Selma
- 6: Team Building Activity: Crossing the Lava River
- 7/8: Apollo 13
Schoolwide Seminar Day is Thursday, February 11th. This month we dive deep into our fourth core value, SHARING HANDS. Seminar texts include Apollo 13, Selma, Crossing the Lava River, Swimmy and The Rainbow Fish. We're looking forward to seminar discussions focused on the idea of cooperating and working together for the common good of all. Let the great conversations begin!
What do the red, black and green colors represent? The colors represent the flag of The Universal Negro Improvement Association and the African Communities League. For more information about this organization founded by Marcus Garvey, click here: UNIA-ACL
Celebrate Black History Month by wearing red, black and green!
- Tuesday, February 9th: Green Day
- Wednesday, February 10th: Black Day
- Thursday, February 11th: Red Day
Welcome to the 2016 NHPS School Choice Season! The best way to learn about our school is to come and visit. We are holding three Open Houses for prospective families this month:
- February 10th (10-11AM)
- February 24th (10-11AM)
- February 27th (10-11AM)
Hear about our magnet theme and curriculum, tour the school building and enjoy the opportunity to talk with our teachers and ask any questions you may have. To join our email list, please click on the following link: 2016rwcontacts
To view a quick video all about RWCSMS, click here:
In addition to last week's Black History Month content, ReadWorks is excited to share even more articles, primary sources, poems and units:
This collection includes primary sources and articles generously shared by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and The Civil War Trust and videos shared by HISTORY®.
Report Cards for the second marking period will be mailed home next week. Please keep an eye out for your child's report card. If you have concerns or questions about your child's progress, please reach out to her/his teacher. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at the end of Marking Period III.
Dear Classical Scholars,
We will be working with an informational text, Ancient Empires, in order to become better acquainted with the Ancient World. You can access this text by visiting the Kids Discover website. A link to this text is here: kidsdiscoverancientempiresinfopacket
We will be working with the following text-based questions to drive our class discussion and help us reach a deeper understanding of ancient civilizations and their relevance to our lives today.
SPOTLIGHT ON ANCIENT EMPIRES
- What were some positives about living in Ancient Empires? What were some negatives?
- How were the Ancient Egyptians connected to nature?
- What was unique about the way in which the Persian Empire (Archaemenid Empire) considered people from different regions and civilizations?
- Describe Alexander the Great and provide evidence to support your claim.
- What were two major contributions from the Han Dynasty of China that we still use today?
- Describe Julius Caesar and provide evidence to support your claim.
- What are you wondering about the Maya? List three questions you have about the Maya civilization.
Let's celebrate the Explorer's Way! This month we will hold 2 separate PBIS celebrations.
Friday, Jan. 29th will be Fun Friday: Lego Wars for Explorers in Grades K-5. Be sure to earn those Explorer Bucks so that you can attend.
Monday, Feb, 1st will be Movie Monday for Explorer's in Grades 6-8. We counted your votes and the winning movie is San Andreas. Bes sure to bring in your signed permission slip; without parental permission, you will not be allowed to watch the movie. If your parents are looking for more information about the movie, please share this link with them: sanandreasmovie
Remember to always follow the Explorer's Way:
- Be Kind
- Be Courteous
- Always Do Your Best
- Ask for Help
To celebrate Black History Month this February, bring videos, primary sources, articles and poetry into your classroom: