"Life is a lesson, enjoy class!
welcome to week 6 !
Weekly Messages to parents, families and students...
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!
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.
We are still waiting for OSS papers from: Jihan, Samual, Diego and Jack. Please turn in all packets by Tomorrow Tuesday the 19th. Thank you.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!!!