Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I hope your first 2 weeks of Summer Vacation are off to a great start! I just wanted to write to say I finished two really good books! How to Speak Dolphin by Giny Rorby and ECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan. Both of these books were recommended and passed on to me by Gigi. That's enough to let you know they are both really good books. Just a quick gist on each book. How to Speak Dolphin is book similar to Rules and tells the story of a young girl and her autistic half brother. ECHO tells 3 stories in one an you must read to find
out what connects all three main characters. Full of adventure and suspense! The book is thick, but the font is pretty big and you can get through it quick! I hope you have all visited the library and are enjoying some good outside play time!
Thursday, June 8, 2017
- The best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer. And the best predictor of whether a child reads is whether or not he or she has access to books. (Allington, McGill-Franzen, 2003)
- Children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer. (Kim, 2004)
- The two largest contributions to reading achievement are access to interesting books and student choice of the books they read. (Guthrie and Humenick 2004)
- Check out this article!
Friday, June 2, 2017
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Today was a zig zag day! We explored volcanoes and mountains! We used maps and coordinates to discover the Ring of Fire! We noticed that volcanoes are found in bunches. They are also mostly along the coast lines of all 7 continents. Secondly, we did an experiment with sugar cubes. We were showing how weathering changes the shapes of the rocks that are found at the top of mountains. We also explored division strategies and learned how to begin using ratio tables and the area model to efficiently solve division problems! Lastly, we explored many different types of rocks, books about rocks and fossils. It was a 100 Penny Day!
Happy Mother's Day all!
From, Teryn and Photographer Gigi
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017
Thanks to Ella and Elena we had a little fun science activity! Using household products Ella and Elena made SLIME with each child in our class! So food coloring stained hands and a tupperware with brightly colored slime coming your way! Thank you Ella and Elena for bringing in all the supplies, running the station and cleaning up! We loved the M&M's too and will enjoy them throughout our testing! Keep the slime at home and use it as a relaxation tool!
A long overdue thank you...I absolutely loved meeting with all of my Endeavor families last week. Your children are amazing and have grown so much this school year! Thanks for sharing them with me!
Enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
I'm writing to let all of our 4th and 5th grade parents know about a special afterschool activity time that is going to take place on Friday March 10 from 3-5 PM. Each trimester our 8th grade students are challenged to independently demonstrate how they can achieve our mission statement value of "contributing positively to their community." We have two girls who have chosen to organize this activity afternoon for two purposes - one to offer our 4th / 5th graders a chance for a special fun afternoon of food and games, while at the same time having this be a fundraiser for an organization that supports providing educational opportunities for young girls in third world countries. Funds will be raised from a small entrance fee as well as concessions that will be sold.
There will be more information coming next week including a permission slip / participation form - but for now just wanted to be sure that you knew about this potentially fun event to put on your son or daughter's calendar. You may have heard about this since the girls had originally hoped to organize it for this week - but in order to be sure that it is well planned have chosen to postpone and do a bit more work over the next few weeks. There will be nothing special afterschool this Friday - have to wait a few more weeks until March 10 :-)
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions - Allan Miller, SCS Middle School CoPrincipal (email@example.com)