Friday, April 8, 2016

Announcements 4-11-2016


After school programming
Open Doors:
  • Extreme Hip Hop
  • Girls on the Run
Drama -Full Cast and practicing until 5:15 PM.

After School Tutoring will end this Wednesday, April 13th, for this school year.

This is the last week of Open Doors Session 4. 
  • Drama, Fitness Team, Girls on the Run and HW Club will continue but please check announcements for the schedule during the weeks of 4/25 and 5/2 - programming will be limited.
Open Doors Session 5 begins May 9th and acceptance letters will go out April 25th.

Outside Recess

Warm and dry enough to go out.  Muddy.  Windy.

Autism Month
People with autism experience different sensory triggers than typical people. They may be overstimulated (really bothered by) or under-stimulated (hardly bothered by at all) by noises, sights, sounds, touches and smells. This 2 minute, 46 second video is an all black screen, but the speaker talks about what it is like for a student in a 6/7th grade class when they are overstimulated by noise. (Please watch your volume)

Video of Students and Staff Celebrating Autism Month    Link to Video  
1 minute and 50 seconds long

A Kindergarten class learned about the Explorers' Worm Bin

3rd graders from Explorers came to Mrs. Lawyer's class to teach students about a special kind of earthworm, red wigglers.  Red wigglers are excellent at processing vegetable scraps and leaves.  The explorers put some of their snack waste into their bin once or twice a week.
Worm story read to students
Students learned what foods worms can and cannot eat
Students guessed if average food items (apple cores, chicken, etc.) could be given to worms
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Students cut out and colored pictures of common foods that could be added or excluded from worm bins
Students got a close look at the red wigglers
A mix of shredded newspaper and non-smelly vegetables are provided for the worms to eat

Celebrating Diversity
Today is Whacky Day - Thank you to everyone that dressed up to celebrate how different we all are.

Tomorrow's theme is Dress your best - dress up to show personal pride and self confidence. “Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.” - anonymous

Notice:  Girls on the Run will NOT be meeting on April 25th and 27th or during Learning Showcase week.  Girls on the Run will resume on May 9th.

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Entrée Options Main Meal or Cabot Yogurt Parfait or Deli Sandwich or Pizza
Offered with all Meals Vegetable/Fruit Bar Fresh Fruit, Fresh Hood Milk