Mr. Kyle Style's
WEEK 26. Loyal: adjective: giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution:
Full week with lots of things wrapping up and some new things starting!
Wrapping up is our Information Writing, we will asses our work and share our information with the class. Slideshows will be utilized to present a visual account of what we are sharing with the class. Last week we had our Writer's Celebration and shared our writing with the other 6th grade class, giving and receiving feedback on our writing.
There is a BIM math assignment posted so be sure to remind your student! It is due tomorrow at 2pm so there is time to work on it in class and ask questions etc...
Time is running out on this trimester and students should be winding down on their AR points and goals. Please check in and make sure that they are reading 45+ minutes daily!
Since we are not doing Language packets or writers workshop at the moment, I have been having the students double down on their Lexia homework/classwork! The thirty minutes that I was assigning is not helping them completely meet their set criteria. Now we are aiming at the target they received when taking the MAP TEST for LA. Students will have a "choice time" in class to: read, do Lexia, or work on KHAN.
Statistics in Math, Chapter 9 is very fun to teach and the students are having fun trying out new problems and being challenged to find things like the RANGE, MODE, MEDIAN, MEAN, and OUTLIER!
The Problem Solution Letter is a short writers workshop assignment that is two weeks long. Students will write about a problem they know of and offer a solution to helping remedy the problem. Involves writing a letter to the right person and following up to make a change!
Week 9 Studies Weekly is about the Phoenicians, their ways of life and the expanse of their empire.
We are talking AR Goal setting for T3 already as we wrap up this past trimester and plan to read many more words and really cool stories together!
Weather in Science is the them we are working through right now! With how much change we see in the weather from day to day right now, it is fun to take a closer look and find out what is going on!
WEEK 25. Ambitious: taking on additional work or putting in extra effort to reach your desired outcome
An ambitious person has a strong desire to achieve success by meeting their goals. You may show ambition when you apply hard work and dedication to overcome a challenge or exceed school/teacher objectives.
Back to another short week and great things to learn! This week we are offering: writing to inform, slideshow production and presentation, speaking/listening skills, independent learning in math & language arts, sharing & critiquing writing projects, map skills, Mesopotamia intel, Assyrians, geography, timelines, inequalities and statistics!
Please take a minute to answer the survey questions for Youth Truth Survey. The link is posted in your CLEVER messages and gives our school valuable intel on how we can grow and become even better. Thank you!
Check for upcoming deadlines for projects, AR goals, and weekly KHAN & Lexia! Our second trimester is quickly coming to a close and then report cards come out! Wednesday, March 6: Last Day of Trimester 2
Let's make this another great week of learning together!
WEEK 24. Common Sense: noun: good sense and sound judgment in practical matters:
Looks like we are in for a little bit of better weather this week! I hope that you had a good long weekend and that the 49er
loss did not dampen the sunny mood of a gorgeous President's Day Weekend! Let's have another one next week!
We have two four day weeks in a row and will continue to push through with Science and Social Studies at the same time.
There will be extra reading and note taking required that will go towards the 45+ reading requirement we have each week!
I sent another Youth Truth Survey to your CLEVER messages. Please take a minute to answer the survey questions. Ask your student to log you in if you don't use CLEVER. Try and get this survey done no later than tomorrow Feb.14!
Tomorrow we will be doing our Valentines party at 12:20! There will be PIZZA so no need to pack in a lunch! We will also have treats for the students! The class is making Valentine Bags to collect valentines from class mates. If your student is going to bring some of these in, please have them bring one for each classmate so that no one is left out. Thanks! I will provide a class list sheet for your student to bring home if needed. There is a list sent to your students clever message and I inserted a list on the Learning Together page as well.
WEEK 23. Forgiveness: noun: the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven:
Grad picture day tomorrow! Please dress nicely!
Rainy weekend and Monday, I hope you're all staying dry!
Heads up parents and family...In the last two weeks we are seeing many students taking 0% on their KHAN HW. This homework is assigned weekly and it is sad to see how these zeroes are hurting their math grade! I started having the class work on their KHAN in the morning so that I could see their progress. I will start sending home emails or making calls as I am also seeing some students failing to do their daily reading (45 minutes +) and writing for the trimester Information project (due Feb 15)! Thanks for your help!
Check out Music news from Ms. Spurlock on the Learning Together Page. Also, check the new Week Peek and the required KHAN, AR and Lexia for this week! Everything goes in the grade book at the end of this week!
Please remind your student to make sure and charge their Chromebook each night when they are finished doing their homework. It is so nice when everyone has a charged computer to start a class assignment, or at least I can imagine that it would be anyways!
WEEK 22. Honor: noun: adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct!
Monday Monday... We started our week off with talking about Honor! This week the challenge is to use honor to respect others.
Parents, please do not freak out if your student goes out of their way this week to do something around the house, at school, or in the neighborhood, that will honor you or someone else! I sometimes challenge my friends, who are driving around, to look for ways to get the friendly thank you wave from other drivers! This example is a great way to honor others on the road!
Please let me know if they do! The trait came up as I have been talking to the parents of adults who, like me, are noticing an alarming trend where young adults are being extremely disrespectful to their parents and family.
WEEK 21. Effort: noun: the process of giving each task everything that you've got!
Here we go on our 2nd week back from winter break! It was hard making the effort to get going and get to school today! We almost had a full house today and everyone came to school happy, curious and ready to learn!
Please encourage your student to stay on top of their reading and online math and language. These are crucial (daily assignments) for advancing their individual learning! Also, these will really come into play when it's time to promote to 7th grade advanced math and language classes!
Week peek was too short to post last week, so I skipped it. This weeks work is posted on the Learning Together page! Remember, all work is in the student's planners that they update daily!
Moving forward and thriving through January!
PS. REMEMBER THIS FROM WEEK #1 BACK IN AUGUST?!
THIS MARKS THE HALFWAY POINT IN MY MY 37TH YEAR OF TEACHING! I HAVE SEEN MANY CYCLES IN EDUCATION AND A LOT OF THEM ARE JUST THE SAME WITH DIFFERENT NAMES. SOME THINGS THAT I DO NOT CHANGE OR LEAVE OUT ARE:
1) HONORING ALL MY STUDENTS FOR WHO THEY ARE AND GIVING EACH ONE EQUAL ATTENTION AND ACCESS TO LEARNING. (EQUALITY)
2) GIVING EACH STUDENT THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT (TRUST).
3) BELIEVING STUDENTS WILL RISE TO MEET ALL THE EXPECTATIONS OF BEING A POSITIVE STUDENT WHO IS GROWING TOWARD THEIR POTENTIAL. (BELIEF)
4) RESPECTING OUR COUNTRY BY SALUTING THE AMERICAN FLAG EACH MORNING. (RESPECT AND HONOR)
I HOPE YOU WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED TO STAND TOGETHER AS AMERICANS TO HONOR OUR COUNTRY, OUR FLAG AND ALL THOSE WHO GIVE AND GAVE SO MUCH TO MAKE THIS THE GREAT NATION THAT IT IS!
WEEK 20. Problem Solving: noun: the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
Hope your holiday season was restful and full of family, good food and lots of love! My family and I celebrated Christmas a few days late as everyone was working! Sherry and I did get blessed with a lovely brunch on Christmas morning at the Chaminade! Nice to have family that work there!
I am back in the classroom making plans, cleaning, checking KHAN and LEXIA, and doing grades! Pretty nerdy stuff, but it got me out of doing chores at home! I am looking forward to seeing my students and catching up on winter adventures during vacation! Moving to a new home is great but unpacking and fixing everything that breaks gets old!
Did I mention that I'm looking forward to seeing our students?!
Problem Solving is an appropriate trait to pursue early this year with all the things coming up on the 2024 calendar! Go Team America! Together we can make this happen!!
See y'all this Tuesday morning!
"Don't aspire to make a living....
Aspire to make a difference!"
WEEK 19. Citizenship: Do your share to make your home, school, and community better. Cooperate. Stay informed. Vote. Be a good neighbor.
Make choices that protect the safety and rights of others. Protect the environment.
Fun week with sing-a-long and grade level performances! We are still doing extra work this week in Lexia and KHAN. There is EC Extra Credit available for doing Lexia and KHAN (30+ minutes weekly) over the break! Reading is still 45+ daily and taking AR Quizzes is just really smart student practice!
Please stay healthy, happy, and blessed throughout this wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
Until next year...Peace2Ya.
WEEK 18. Respect: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements
12 more days till Christmas! Are you ready, and is all your shopping done?! Me? No!
We have been keeping busy learning about: Percents, ratios, earthquakes, information writes, character traits, Lexia, how traveling surfers produce their music while traveling and serving their community, Khan, Europe maps, Lexia, Map testing for Reading and Math, Kickball and reading buddies! Next week we are looking forward to celebrating together on the 20th
and kicking off our winter break 12/21-1/12 and coming back after MLK Day on the 16th!
This week we are doing EC for KHAN with 35+ being the target. Lexia is 30+ minutes. There is also extra credit being offered for participating in the Rio Del Mar Science Fair! Flyers came home this past week and need your encouragement as well as a signature! Please know that there will be extra credit for Math and for Science!
Expectations through the break with be the same with 45 minutes+ of reading daily, KHAN 30+ minutes each week.
We will pick up Lexia again after we return from the break. Students should be writing in their Journals about their Information Write.
Week peek is posted and gives us our weekly target of goals and deadlines!
Great week to learn and grow with RESPECT!
WEEK 17. Empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.
Field trip to the Tech was a blast this past week! We all learned so much! Thanks again to all the drivers for getting us all there and back home safely! Hopefully the students made the trip enjoyable and maybe y'all will come back to take a trip with us again!
Can you crack the code on the saying above?!
Week peek is posted and gives us our weekly target of goals and deadlines!
Please participate with us and help out with the Food Harvest! Handouts came home this afternoon! We also have another Rio fundraiser this Wednesday at the Village Host Pizza! That flyer came home today as well.
Map and Star testing this week! We will have less time for KHAN and no Lexia this week as we are doing Information Writes and doing teaching points with writing practice this week. See your favorite student for details!
This week we are working on EMPATHY. Each week the students choose a positive character trait that we work on throughout the week. We want to aspire to make a difference in our world!
Let's make it a great week to learn and grow!
WEEK 16. Friendly: kind and pleasant!
We are leaving for the field trip first thing in the morning 7:50 am and returning around 2:30 to the school parking lot. Please be on time and come to the classroom for our driver packet and directions. As soon a your group is ready to go and everyone is present, we will take roll and then let your group hit the road and sit in traffic. We plan to be there by 9:15 and meet in front of the Tech by the Pool ball machine. Look for parking close by the Tech and then check to see if it can be validated inside at the service desk. See you in the morning.
Downtown San Jose has plenty of parking options for visitors to the Tech Interactive. The Tech Interactive offers parking validation to visitors at the parking garages San Jose McEnery Convention Center and 2nd and San Carlos Garage. For more information, visit San Jose Downtown Parking.
- San Jose McEnery Convention Center (150 W. San Carlos St.) entrances on Almaden Blvd. and Market Street: Weekday and weekend validation. Parking info >>
- 2nd and San Carlos Garage (288 S. 2nd St.): Weekday and weekend validation. Parking info >>
Please visit this site for more information: www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/directions-parking/
WEEK 15. Sense of Humor: a person's ability to perceive humor or appreciate a joke.
Thank you everyone for showing up on time and making the week of parent conferences so wonderful! With such a great class of students and parents that are on top of it, we rode the wave of one good meeting after another! Thank you!
Report cards should have come home this last Friday and I'd love you to look them over, sign the envelope and have your student bring it back to me!
Today our awesome class received popsicles for selling the tickets for the Rio Drive for Schools fundraiser!
Congrats students and parents for all your work!
Field trip is coming up this next week after Thanksgiving break! Thursday Nov. 30! We still may need another driver so let me know if you can go and also reach out to Victoria.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
We are in need of a volunteer to create our class page for the yearbook! This can be done from the comfort of your own home, and won't take more than a day! If you're interested in learning more, please let me know and I will get you started.
Thank you! Gabby's mom stepped in and is coving our awesome yearbook page!
WEEK 14. Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
Please check out the Week Peek to see all the special offers this week!
Parent teacher conferences all this week! Please note the times above and allow me the intel if you're unable to make the time or date and give me an alternative! Looking forward to seeing y'all and talking!
Scholastic Book Fair Rio Style is so on right now! Be sure to check out the books that the students and I set aside on our wish list for the class! Your contributions are very appreciated!
WEEK 13. Caring: adjective displaying kindness and concern for others: a caring and invaluable friend.
Please check out the week peek to see all the special discounts this week!
Today we got in groups of 4-5, to get ready to work on science and social skills these next few weeks! The students are anxious to start working on their body systems group projects! They are making posters to share with the class and to lead discussions with small groups about their assigned body systems.
Today was the first day for the students to work together and claim their positions in their small groups.
No school this Friday! Three day weekend and then conferences start up! Please check the PTC schedule posted above.
Let me know if the posted time still works for you. Some folks were just assigned a spot, so I hope that it will all work out!
Gonna be a great week for learning!
WEEK 12. Flexibility: • willingness to change or compromise:
Crazy week starting with the Halloween Parade tomorrow am!
We will have the taco truck here tomorrow so no lunch needed!
There will be no HW tomorrow evening and then no school Wednesday!
Please check the week peek anyways to see the cool offers this week!
Here are some of the daily assignments and projects that you should have been seeing your student work on this past trimester:
I put this together because some parents believe that there is very little homework... hee heee!!
KHAN Math: 10-15 minutes daily 30+ minutes per week. This week, with no school Wed., there is extra credit for doing 60 minutes KHAN!
Math Minutes: Assigned weekly or online challenges.
BIM Math: Lessons at least 2-3 per week.
Reading: 30+ minutes daily!
Lexia/ Power Up: 30+ minutes each week.
Social: Map skills Asia, Studies Weekly, online assignments.
Writing: Daily Journals in class and trimester project on Small Moment Narrative.
Science: Science Weekly newspapers in class, NEWSELA assigned reading.
WEEK 11.Initiative the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do.
Week Peek 11 is posted! Check it out!
Big things coming up:
- Small Moment Writing Celebration was awesome today! Everyone made the deadline and had their work complete and ready to share! All except two!
- Oct. 25. Pushing for the 24th and hoping to bring all work in by Wed. Please print at home if possible! Thanks.
- Chapter 2 Math test Thursday!
- Asia Map review, practice, bingo and then test Friday!
- Science World read, group work with competition, review and then test Friday!
- Picture Retake Day November 2
- End of Trimester 1 Nov. 3
- Parent teacher conferences November 13 - 17 November. We checked in again today and still have 8 parents that need a time! The link is posted in the clever messages so please respond! Thx!
Make it a great week to learn some new and great things!
WEEK 10. Perseverance continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition: the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness…
...It's getting kinda spooky!!
It's starting...the dreaded zombie like behavior that takes over most elementary age students as the scary day of Halloween quickly approaches.
Symptoms include: dazed looks, answering teachers questions with, "Huh?! and Wha?!", making weird and really strange noises, unconsciously wondering around the classroom, asking to go use the restroom repeatedly as soon as a lesson starts or immediately after a recess and especially after walking right by the restrooms when coming back from a pull out, not turning in assigned work, and digging through their desk while the teacher is explaining a lesson.
It took me many year of teaching and researching October Student Behavior ( aka...OSB) to finally crack this code...
but I did it!!!
5 Ways to ease the OSB symptoms:
1. Never allow your children to know where you have hidden the Halloween candy!
2. Never assume that they do not know that you have hidden candy in the house...they know!
3. Do not hide candy in the house! I'd give you ideas of where to hide the goods, but the students might actually read these weekly updates and that could turn everything upside down. Berrrr, sends spines down my shivers!!
4. Check their lunch bag each day of Oct. and early Nov. to insure that there is no evidence of contraband being smuggled!
5. Relax, carve a pumpkin, and do really nice things for your student's teacher to insure their sanity! Educators will need extra support as they wade through the fog of this harrowing Halloween season.
"..The midnight hour is close at hand..."
Happy Halloween everyone!
PS. Week Peek is posted and homework journals updated. Check it out!
Big things coming up:
- Small Moment Writing Due, Oct. 25
- Harvest Festival Friday, October 27: 4:00-9:30
- Picture Retake Day November 2
- End of Trimester 1 Nov. 3
- Parent teacher conferences November 13 - 17 November
WEEK 9. COOPERATION an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.
TRAIT FOR THE WEEK IS COOPERATION.
We have been talking a lot about science camp and the things that we shared there and learned together. It is awesome having shared that adventure together early in the year! I know that it sets our course as a class, as we navigate and cooperate with each other to learn together for the remainder of the year!
- Week Peek is posted and ready to view. Note: Once the pic is posted we do add info to it and write it into our HW journals.
- It is SOCKTOBER month! Please bring in some new socks to share with those in need!
- Check out some of our pics in the STUDENTS page.
- Please get signed up for Parent teacher Conferences! Have your student help you navigate from Clever where the link will bring you to the Google Doc.
- We have three weeks left and many grades to fix that are incomplete and still get partial credit! This offer expires after the first trimester!
- Trimester two is coming!
- Halloween is coming!
- Hide the candy!
welcome to week 8 ! Curiosity a strong desire to know or learn something:
the week after science camp....
WEEKLY MESSAGES TO PARENTS, FAMILIES AND STUDENTS...
Please see the message to parents in the clever App and make sure to sign up for a parent teacher time. We checked today and their are still 16 spaces that need to be filled. Thx
Also, check out some of the pics from science camp on our "Students" page!
OCT. 3 WEEK 7
Week Peek is updated and posted! If you have been out, you should still be able to keep up with some of the assignments. These are some of the things that you should still be doing even if you are in another country:...
* Daily reading 30+ minutes
* Khan 30+ minutes per week
* Lexia 30+ MINUTES PER WEEK
* NEWSela- Earthquake Taylor Swift
* Big Ideas BIM 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.2
* Science WOrld # 2
Short week with a break this Friday! Enjoy!
Oct.2 WEEK 6
Science camp was a blast, but it sure is nice to be home again!
I really tried to upload some pics for everyone while I was at camp but ran into a snag WITH the wifi. The weak signal made even the simple tasks very challenging.
I WIll post a file that you can have access to through Google Docs that will allow you to check out the pics of the campers.
This week we WIll get back into the normal rhythm of classwork and homework.
Check in WITHth your students to be sure they are reading, doing Lexia, Khan and AR as well as keeping up with NEWSELA and language packets!
SEPT. 25 WEEK 5
We are all prepped for Science Camp on Monday! Make sure to ask your child about their nature name for the week.
A few parents were asking about what the drop off pick up details are so here we go:
1. If you are bringing meds for your child, make sure to pack them in a plastic bag clearly labeled with your child's whole name.
2. Make sure your child labels all of their bags and clothes. You would not believe how often kids lose/leave things all over the place! It is advisable to bring a plastic bag for dirty clothes, as well.
3 Please arrive at 8:00am-8:30am Monday with your child and all of their stuff. Drop it off at the flagpole and send them to class. We will not be departing until about 10:30amish.
4. If your child is bringing their lunch, make sure they bring it to class in the morning, just like normal.
5. I will try to post pictures each day to my blog so check it out!
6. This is new...on Friday, September 29th, do NOT arrive earlier than 12:30pm due to short day dismissal. We will not be returning until 12:45pm.
7. kids LOVE getting mail from family and friends. If you would like to, send the mail early otherwise it won't get there in time. Otherwise, you can hand it to me on Monday morning and label what day you want me to hand it to them on the back of the envelope.
Coming up in November, please put this on your calendar!
Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17: Parent/Teacher Conference Week (12:15 Dismissal Daily and No Rio After School Program)
I WIll share a Google Doc WITH times that you can (WRITE IN) sign up for.
First come , first served!
Sept. 18 WEEK 4
Still getting ready for science camp and making sure that we have all the vocabulary introduced and all the paper work turned in! Tonight you can join the Zoom meet from 6-7 pm. I sent a copy of the clever MESSAGE that has all the info on logging in this evening etc.. I hope you can make it!
JOIN US FOR AN OUTDOOR SCIENCE SCHOOL PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION WEBINAR PRESENTED IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH. THE SAME INFORMATION WILL BE COVERED AT EACH DATE, PLEASE ATTEND THE DATE THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.
THE NEXT WEBINAR WILL BE:
DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, tonight!!
TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM. SEE CLEVER MESSAGES
ZOOM WEBINAR ID: SEE CLEVER MESSAGES
PASSCODE: SEE CLEVER MESSAGES
WEBINAR RECORDINGS (THESE ARE LAST YEAR'S - 22-23 - RECORDINGS. WE WILL HAVE UPDATED RECORDINGS AVAILABLE!
ENGLISH | SPANISH
Remember, you can watch the recorded versions (links above) as well if you wish. The class and I watched this together and I answered all their questions.
This week our character trait is honesty. We will be writing about how we practice the trait and the benefits that we derive from practicing truth with honesty!
Friday we have an awards ceremony and 4 of your students are being recognized! They should let you know so you do not miss out!
Make life great,
learn something new each day!
Sept. 11 WEEK 3
Always REMEMBER THE MANY AMERICAN HEROES THAT LOST THEIR LIVES ON 9.11.
THANKS FOR COMING TO THE BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT LAST WEEK. IT WAS WELL ATTENDED AND NOT TO MANY PEOPLE FELL ASLEEP. I HOPE YOU FOUND ALL THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS AND THEN SOME!
This week we are finishing up our map testing and start another diagnostic for language arts later in the week. Please check in with your student to insure that they are doing their daily reading and math minutes.
Week Peek is udated and is posted on the learning together page. We need paper bags for a cool art project.
Sept. 5 WEEK 2.1
Coming up this Thursday evening we are going to have our "back to school night"! Your students should be sending you information along with handouts, picture order forms and permission slips. They shold also be coaching you on using the clever messages, book marking this website, and helping you find that igrades email I sent- that for sure went in the junk mail folder!
Thursday, September 7: Back to School Night
5:30-6:00 Principal’s Message in the MPR,
6:00-6:30 4th-6th presentation
when you come to the B2SN, feel free to look through your student's desk and see if they have left you a note and papers that they have been working on. You'll also find the books and curriculum that we are using this year.
WHILE THE HOT TOPIC IS SCIENCE CAMP, ON THURSDAY EVENING, I WILL MOSTLY WANT TO TALK TO OUR CLASS PROTOCOLS, COMMUNICATION, GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS. I will be directing you to the website for Outdoor Science school and the webinar on the 18th to help answer questions.
this week we are doing our first set of map tests that include Reading and math. the students worked very hard and took their time this morning making good progress with their reading. We should be able to finish the math section by friday. Homework will be modified this week because of the testing.
Short week for learning a lot of good stuff!
Today we set student progress goals for Math Mappers KHAN. Your student should be able to log in and start getting into lessons, videos, problems, and quizzes. Please check to see what they are doing and you will see that they are being challenged! Some students were saying today that it was hard and they were not sure how to do the work! I said, "Great! That means that you are starting to learn new ideas and concepts! Try to do the work and formulate questions. Then, watch the lesson from khan, check out any related videos and then apply what you found. Next thing you know, you will be correctly answering those tough questions that you struggled with when you started!"
Be a life long learner!
Today we sent emails to parents to log on to iGrades Plus. Your student should be able to assist you to find the email and help you create a username and password for your account. I only have a few grades posted as of today, but will continue to add grades to all subjects as homework is turned in or quizzes/tests/projects are graded. ons, videos, problems, and quizzes.
Hey everyone! Welcome to a new week of learning! Each week the students and I are becoming more and more in sync and learning how to better communicate and work with one another.
Right away, I want to make sure that you were able to catch the outdoor webinar this past evening for outdoor school. If you still need to catch it, you can see it on the Monday evening of Sept. 18 @ 6-7pm1
THERE ARE NUMBERS AND AND CODES YOU WILL NEED TO GET FROM THE CLEVER RESOURCES. REACH OUT TO ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NETWORK WITH OTHER PARENTS AND LOG IN TOGETHER.
YOUR STUDENT SHOULD BE MAKING SURE THAT YOU CAN LOG INTO CLEVER THIS EVENING AND SEE SOME OF THE ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT I HAVE POSTED. THE CLEVER MESSAGES IS THE BEST WAY FOR US TO COMMUNICATE QUICKLY. PLUS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL OBLIGATED TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE ADS AND SUPER BORING EMALS FROM THE DISTRICT THAT CONSTANTLY CLOG IN EMAIL IN BOX.
CHECK TO SEE AND TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICE that we are doing with our students this year. Start talking and finding ideas and things to do that are interesting! Should be really fun and getting students ready to serve others. More info coming soon.
MOre info COming soon!
Aug. 22 WEEK 1.1
We are so very excited to welcome you and your students to the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School this coming school year. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL NEED FOR PLANNING. Please star, tag, save, etc... whatever works so that you can access this information later.
1. Your school's Attendance Date Acceptance Form was sent to your school last spring. If you haven't received it please contact me and I will send it your way.
2. We will still have COVID Protocol but it will be a little less restrictive this year. The most important information/changes include:
a. We will require that all participants test negative for COVID via an at-home antigen test on the morning of departure (before loading the bus); OR the day before departure as long as the negative test is collected within 24 hours of departure for OSS; OR via PCR test the Friday before departure. Families can test at home and share the results with school personnel.
b. OSS will continue to provide at-home antigen tests for teachers to distribute to each student on the last day of Outdoor Science School (4 tests per student).
c. The updated protocol will be posted on our website soon.
3. Parent Presentations
We will be holding several parent information webinars on pre-established dates (listed below) at 6:00pm. All webinars will be presented in English and in Spanish. You can choose to invite your families to one evening or give them the option to attend any and all of the evenings. During these webinars our staff will go over general information about the Outdoor Science School and answer questions from parents/guardians. Below are the details on the webinars to share with families:
Join us for an Outdoor Science School parent/guardian information webinar presented in English and in Spanish. The same information will be covered at each date, please attend the date that works best for you.
The next webinar will be:
Date: September 18,
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm. See clever messages
Zoom Webinar ID: SEE CLEVER MESSAGES
Passcode: SEE CLEVER MESSAGES
Webinar recordings (These are last year's - 22-23 - recordings. We will have updated recordings available after our first Webinar on August 28th):
English | Spanish
AUG. 21 WEEK 2
Thanks for COming back to schooL this week!
PLEASE see the HW and work for the week in the Learning together page. Student hW planners will be updated AGAIN daily so look IN THE PLANNER for any of the latest!
we had a great week last week and are starting in on new lessons and expectations this week.
Let's make THIS a great one!
Monday, September 25 - Friday, September 29: 6th Grade Science Camp!! Full week of outdoor learning fun!!
Please check the Events page for a complete list of Rio event dates!
So many great things happening this year! Let's go!
AUG. 14. WEEK 1
DEAR STUDENTS AND PARENTS,
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING EACH OF YOU AND STARTING AN EXCITING JOURNEY OF LEARNING TOGETHER THIS YEAR IN ROOM 18!
WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING CURRICULUM TO TRAVEL THROUGH AND MANY WAYS THAT WE WILL BE CHALLENGING OURSELVES TO BECOMING THE BEST LIFELONG LEARNERS POSSIBLE! I (MR. KYLE) WILL BE YOUR GUIDE AS WE DISCOVER INCREDIBLY UNIQUE AND INTERESTING THINGS IN OUR GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM!
I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY BEING IN ROOM 18 AS I WILL BE GIVING YOU EACH OWNERSHIP OF THE CLASS TASKS THIS YEAR! WE WILL BE HAVING CLASS MEETINGS DAILY SO THAT YOU CAN VOICE OPINIONS, IDEAS AND CONCERNS ON A REGULAR BASIS.
IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT JOURNEY! ARE YOU READY? LACE UP, PRACTICE PATIENCE, AND OFF WE GO!
PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE AND ALSO THE GOOGLE CLASS PAGE FOR EASY ACCESS.
STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK THEIR DISTRICT EMAILS FOR EXTRA INFORMATION FROM MR. KYLE :)
FUN AND OWNERSHIP IN LEARNING,
A little bit about me:
This begins my 37th year of teaching! I have seen many cycles in education and a lot of them are just the same with different names. Some things that I do not change or leave out are:
1) Honoring all my students for who they are and giving each one equal attention and access to learning. (EQUALITY)
2) Giving each student the benefit of the doubt (trust).
3) Believing students will rise to meet all the expectations of being a positive student who is growing toward their potential. (BELIEF)
4) Respecting our country by saluting the American flag each morning. (RESPECT AND HONOR)
I hope you will agree with me that now more than ever, we need to stand together as Americans to honor our country, OUR FLAG and all those who give and gave so much to make this the great nation that it is!
I PLAN TO USE THIS WEBSITE ONGOING THIS YEAR. THIS IS WHERE I WILL BE WRITING MESSAGES TO PARENTS MOSTLY TO KEEP INFORMATION FLOWING. I APPRECIATE YOU SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU ARE ALREADY READING THIS! STAY TUNED. THANKS.
Let's do this thang!!!
Tips are appreciated!!!
Tips are appreciated!!!