Happy second full week of school!
We are off and running in our Room 9 community. Students have chosen the words and agreed that they want to have a Focused, Respectful, Safe, Kind, Honest, Diverse, Inclusive, Collaborative, and of course, FUN classroom. Next week we will work on crafting our classroom commitment and signing it. It’s going to be a great year!
The week started with the First Great Lesson: The Coming of the Universe. Students reimagined it and spent the week preparing for their presentation on Friday. Did you hear what experiment they presented? What part of the story did they retell?
Next week we will dive into History with the question: How do we know what we know about the past? We will also begin our year of Ecology, one of my favorite subjects as it was my undergrad major.
Bike Safety Volunteers Needed! October 3-13 our upper el students will learn about Bike Safety. The River House Outdoor Center will be sending us an instructor, but volunteers are needed to help as students learn how to navigate riding their bikes on the streets. If you enjoy riding bikes and are available between 12:25 and 2:25 October 3-13 please come join us! We especially need helpers on non-P.E. days (Monday Wednesday and Friday (Friday times TBD).
Picture day is coming! Friday, September, 30. We are sending home the flyer tomorrow (Friday, Sept 23), so keep an eye open for it!
And Finally, I received this email from the University of Oregon and thought you may be interested:
You and your students/families are cordially invited to the annual SPICE Science Fall Open House at the University of Oregon.
The purpose of the event is to help connect community families and educators to science outreach programs on campus and in the community. All activities are completely free and open to the public. There will be something fun for children of all ages.
Hands-on activities and demonstrations will include the Microwave Madness, the Egg Drop, and much more. Attendees can also sign up for the Science Pentathlon where they will complete five activities in the core science disciplines (biology, chemistry, and physics).
Attached you will find flyers in English and Spanish. You are welcome to reprint the attached documents as well. We will also be featuring tables from on-campus outreach programs like the UO Geology Club, ChemDemos, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and Team Duckling. Off-campus outreach programs have also partnered with us such as the Eugene Science Center, Nearby Nature, Code Ninjas, and others.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the event coordinator, Jorjie Arden at 541-346-4528, or the director of SPICE, Brandy Todd at 541-346-4313 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great weekend!
Meridy and Jacob
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