Clint's Weekly Update 10-11-18

posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:59 PM by Cynthia Friedman


Aerotril Mission Update

Some planet design groups have finished their wall friezes and are moving onto creating and naming characters.

Planet X

Tiny Planet XII


Four Aerotril characters and their names.


Donation Request

We are looking for a gently used rechargeable digital camera that would be compatible with our new Chromebooks. We would like students to begin taking pictures of the work they are doing and email family members with their own weekly updates.


Jog-a-thon Pledges

Our class once again surpassed the number of Jog-a-thon laps we expected to run. And now it’s time to get the pledges in to help us keep our PE, music, art, and counseling programs strong and vibrant.


Math Lessons

With students having received their first formal math lessons about a month ago, we are all progressing deeper into content now. Fourth years are now reviewing the lattice and traditional algorithms for multiplication, as well as working with the rack and tubes for division; fifth years are either reviewing multiplication and division or reviewing fraction and decimal operations; and sixth years are moving into statistics and probability. I began introducing the topics in small groups of no more than six students with the premise that each student will complete the follow up assignments by Thursday morning, in time for the weekly checking party.


For more detailed descriptions about what math your child has been working on, please look at the top portion of their work plan.


Attendance

You may have noticed that this year you are receiving a lot more communication regarding the importance of regular attendance.  This year we are beginning an attendance awareness campaign designed to increase awareness, educate, and ultimately improve student attendance at Ridgeline.  Good attendance is strongly linked to academic, social, and emotional success.


We believe that students and families that feel they are included in the school community are more likely to show up consistently


We believe that good attendance will allow your child to fully contribute to and fully benefit from the classroom community.  


We believe good attendance will not only build strong academics but also build strong socially and emotionally capable humans.


Thank you for learning and growing with us!



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