Clint's Weekly Update 2-16-17

posted Feb 16, 2017, 11:45 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Families,


After receiving the report card last Friday, one student and his mother met with me to brainstorm solutions for getting work completed on time.  Together we developed something that looks like the daily checklist that is below.  I have already shared this checklist to all of the other students and received positive feedback from many who said they were interested in using something like it for themselves.


MONDAY’s To Do:

  • SRA

  • 40 minutes

  • ½ Computation Card

  • 20 minutes

  • WWS words chosen

  • 10 minutes

  • Math Lesson

  • 30 minutes

  • Math Lesson Follow-up

  • 45 minutes

  • Snack

  • 10 minutes

  • Measurement ½ done

  • 20 minutes

  • Physical activity break

  • 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME

180 MINUTES



TUESDAY’s To Do:

  • SRA Fixies

  • 30 minutes

  • WWS words studied

  • 25 minutes

  • Finish Math Lesson Follow-up

  • 15 minutes

  • Computation Card - 2nd half done

  • 20 minutes

  • Snack

  • 10 minutes

  • Philosophy Statement Story Rough DRAFT

  • 30 minutes

  • Physical activity break

  • 5 minutes

  • Language Arts Lesson with Clint

  • 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME

160 MINUTES





WEDNESDAY’s To Do:

  • Measurement - 2nd half done

  • 20 minutes

  • Geometry Lesson

  • 30 minutes

  • Geometry Follow-up

  • 30 minutes

  • Editing Card Submitted

  • 20 minutes

  • Language Study Submitted

  • 20 minutes

  • Snack

  • 10 minutes

  • Community Service Rough Draft (Week A) and Forma Draft (Week B)

  • 30 minutes

  • Physical activity break

  • 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME

165  MINUTES



THURSDAY’s To Do:

  • Editing Card fixies and re-Submitted

  • 10 minutes

  • Language Study fixies and re-Submitted

  • 10 minutes

  • WWS Partner Test

  • 10 minutes

  • Math Checking Party

  • 45 minutes

  • Geometry Checking Party

  • 45 minutes

  • Snack

  • 10 minutes

  • Physical activity break

  • 5 minutes

  • Measurement Checking Party

  • 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME

165 MINUTES


It is my goal to protect each child’s right to a daily uninterrupted work period of 180 minutes.  If that work period is used appropriately, then there is more than enough time to complete the expected works each week.


If you feel that having a checklist like this might help your child improve their time management and focus, feel free to utilize the Google Document with the same tables as above by following this link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A1qWS0gaSiwUHfbaMKeXrbPgseCR-9rOWdIlUgwHiSM


Making a copy of the document will allow it to be personalized.


End of Year Trip Packet

Clint’s Class, End of Year Trip to Southern Oregon

Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, May 26


IMPORTANT DUE DATES:

  1. Student Sign-up Sheet due Friday, February 24

  2. Health History for Student due Friday, February 24

  3. Cost: $55 per participant. Receive a 10% discount if you pay in full ($50) before March 27th (Spring Break).


Architects in Schools

On Wednesday of this week we welcomed Tina Ely, Architect and Project Manager at State of Oregon Department of Administrative Services.  She is volunteering in our classroom as part of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon (afo) six-week residency program for elementary schools.  The program, called Architects in Schools (AIS), is the foundation’s longest-running, signature program. In 2003, afo assumed administration of the program from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Under afo, the program has grown from annually serving 800 to more than 4,500 students in the Portland metropolitan area, Central Oregon, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Ashland. The AIS curriculum guide supports Oregon’s learning goals and includes environmental sustainability content.


A Blast from the Past!

February 20 marks the one year anniversary of our class starting the partnering with 4J’s NATIVES Program and retired teacher Vic Hansen to hand carve Ridgeline’s cedar totem pole.  On February 20, families drove to Roseburg to be part of the very special Cedar Tree Blessing and Smudging Ceremony lead by Brenda and Joe Brainard.  


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