Oct. 14 Great week of learning ahead with some quizzes coming up this Friday for Math and Language. Please make every effort to stay organized and thorough with your Reading notebook. A large portion of your grade will come from the journal entries and organization that you put into your Reading notebook. Remember to ask your parents if they have already taken care of the classroom fund. Any questions with this can be directed to Beth our room mom. Thanks everyone that has already paid. Thanks for helping make our Harvest Festival awesome again this year! Hopefully you were nice to the Rock Wall guy, cause that was my boy Carson! Remember to ask questions regarding grades and the online grade book as they come up. The answers are out there!
Have fun learning this week! Nice to have electricity!
Oct. 7 Checking in and noting this gorgeous weather! Where on earth can we get this kind of climate in Oct.?! I hope you have been out playing in the sun and soaking up all you can get! I have modified the homework chart to reflect time in the sun. We do have or final draft for Small Moment coming due this Thursday the 10th. Please help your student by editing their work and seeing if there is anything to help polish this last draft. I'm saving all the papers that I have graded for your student and plan to give it to you when we do parent teacher conferences in Nov. Let me know if you'd like them earlier or if there are any questions that I can help you with regarding the online grade book or the Week Peek!
Countdown till Halloween! Yikes!
Sept 30, 2019
Big week of working together this week! Please take some time to look over the Homework page and see what's going on in room 18 this week. Please also check the iGrade plus website for grade updates. Let me know of there are any problems logging in to check on your student's grades.
Go Room Eighteam!
Sept 24! Thx everyone for the birthday wishes and love! Check your Google classroom account and see about the assignments just added! Everyone have a great day! I'm off to Palapas for some Mexican Food with my family!!!
"Love what you do...do it the best you can... and hang loose!"
Sept. 18, 2019 New day at outdoor School and the students are up early and eager to get on trail and make new adventures! Yesterday the yellow jackets went after Aiden and Vincent leaving them multiple bites. Both boys came through it fearlessly with no side effects other than it really hurt. Homesickness was at an all time low last night with only little peaks here and there without any debilitating outbursts! Looking forward to a great day of learning together!
Look for more pics later today!
Sept. 17, 2019 Happy Birthday Paige! Day after arrival at camp and everyone is still accounted for! Aside from the usual homesickness that sets in on the first night around 6pm, everyone did really well! Our class meeting netted no concerns with cabins or groupings with Naturalists. Our students were dubbed excited and very curious to learn. Trail manners were positive with many students showing quick response to instructions and signals. Today students are split into two groups doing the long hike and the others doing TCC (Trust, communication, cooperation) and the ropes course. We should have some great stories tonight at our class meeting. There will be some low quality pics here later today. Better quality tomorrow after I find my transfer cable!
Sept.13, 2019 No ride Friday for Mr. Kyle this Friday. Early Doctor appt. Students, leave backpacks outside class on the wall and wait for Teacher Kirkpatrick to pick you us for Art.
For peace of mind, in case it was unclear, the sixth grade teacher team will be living at Outdoor Science School all week. In the event that you need to contact me, I will be available but limited to email. Please feel free to connect if necessary. I will try to link up class pictures. at camp here through my blog so stay tuned!
Here is the Monday morning check-list to send students off to Outdoor Science School:
1.) Wear tie-dye shirts 2.) Arrive to school between 8:15-8:30am 3.) Drop off all Science Camp luggage at the flagpole, then report to classroom. Pillows and sleeping bags should be labeled. I encourage students to find a funky pillowcase or one that stands out, so they are sure to know it is theirs. 4.) Bring a sack lunch from home (unless otherwise arranged by the brown bag permission slips) 5.) Bring all medication clearly labeled to your teacher to transport. (Medication will be delivered to the Outdoor Science School nurse.) 6.) Refer to the blog for all of the things students should bring and NOT bring. 7. ) We return at 12:00 to Rio del Mar so please be here to pick up your child on time. They get pretty sad when they are the last ones picked up! 8.) You will need to sign out your child with your teacher to take them home.
From Outdoor School Letter from Home: ¨Cheerful letters from home, which are “general” in nature (no bad news please), are always appreciated by the students. Please mail your letters early (the Saturday before the program week is best) in order to ensure their arrival by Tuesday or Wednesday. Please do not send packages, food, gum or candy. Mail is delivered to the students each morning at breakfast. Mail that arrives Friday afternoon after your child has departed, or later, will be stamped with “return to sender” and sent back to you.¨
ADDRESS MAIL AS FOLLOWS:
Child’s name Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School 1605 Eureka Canyon Road Child’s School Watsonville, CA 95076
In the event of an emergency: Please direct phone calls during the program week to our Koinonia site office at (831) 722-8222. If you cannot reach anyone at that phone number please try the Santa Cruz County Office of Education at (831) 466-5715.
We are all so excited! ~Mr. Kyle
P.S. Let me know if you have any questions.
Sept. 9, 2019 Happy Monday! This month is going to roar by as we are doing so much together! I hope that you are able to use this site as a place to check in and keep up with what is going on in our classroom day to day. Please note that if you scroll down, you will see previous posts and be able to keep up with what has happened earlier this year.
Science Camp is coming in 7 days! Please note the check list above! Your student is going to be checking stuff off and packing this week as our way of getting ready for next week! Hope this will help them remember everything they will need to make this a great week of learning at science camp!
We still need some papers and $ from about ten students. I have three students that have no papers turned in and I am waiting to hear what the play is?! If your student is not coming, I need to know that ASAP so that I can arrange for them to be in another teachers classroom during that week. Science camp is school that week and we expect everyone to participate and to not miss out on this incredible learning experience.
Make sure to get the doctor signatures for meds if your child is going to need to take them during outdoor school! www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2M3FQd-N9Y&authuser=0 is a quick video that will answer the med questions for outdoor school! Please let me know if there are any problems or needs that you have while preparing our students for outdoor school! Check the memory link from our website! www.weebly.com/editor/main.php#/"Lily would go!"
Sept. 3, 2019 Hope y'all had a wonderful three day weekend and celebrated Labor day without doing labor! I had many chores to catch up that did not include golfing, mountain biking, or any surfboard riding! The house looks good but I am tired!
Still time to bring in a new white T Shirt for a Tie Dye project we started this past Friday. Many students got their shirts knotted up with rubber bands and have them soaking in their zip lock bag. These shirts will be ready to add colors to this Friday when we see our art teacher!
Science Camp is coming in 13 days! We need all papers and $ in by this Friday the 6th. Make sure to get the doctor signatures for meds if your child is going to need to take them during outdoor school! www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2M3FQd-N9Y&authuser=0 is a quick video that will answer the med questions for outdoor school! Please let me know if there are any problems or needs that you have while preparing our students for outdoor school! Check the memory link from our website! www.weebly.com/editor/main.php#/"Lily would go!"
Check out our week peek on the homework page! This is a road map through our week of all the cool things we are doing and when. Please let me know if there is something missing or something more that could be useful if it were added.
This week we are focused on kindness and looking out for one another. Please talk together this week and see what ways we can help one another through our kindness. "Love what you do, always do your best and hang loose!" Thrasher
Aug. 26, 2019 Please bring in a new white T Shirt for a Tie Dye project starting this Friday. Each year that the students go to science camp we like to wear tie dye shirts the first day! It is short notice, but it will be so worth it. Let me know if you can donate bags or T Shirts as this would really help expedite the completion of this project! Be sure to watch Science Camp presentation video with your parents before back to school night tomorrow! bit.ly/SCOSPP Thx,
Mr. "Thrasher" Kyle
The cost for Science Camp this year is $371. This price reflects the funds raised from last year as well the price for a five day camp experience and student transportation. There is a youtube presentation video for outdoor school that is assigned for this week to watch with your students at home before back to school night. Please use the link above to watch the video. If you have questions or concerns, I will be happy to talk with you after the class presentation on Thursday evening.
Please use this site to keep up with the adventures in Room 18!
I have updated the homework page so that the Week Peek reveals the homework and classwork pattern for the five days of school. This is the place students can check and make sure they see what is coming up, what test or quiz to prepare for, which papers need to handed in and when!
It's Tuesday, but Ride Day is coming! Join us Friday am at the corner of Clubhouse Drive and Sumner 7:35!
Thanks everyone for a great start to an amazing year of learning! Last two days have been really enjoyable getting to know everyone while sharing stories and adventures. I hope your student is coming home, after school, happy and excited about what's going on and what's coming up in room 18! Friday is Ride Day and I will be riding my bike to school! If you'd like to join me and ride, I will be at the bottom of Clubhouse drive and Sumner at 7:30. I won't wait, so please time it so we can just keep peddling through the corner and come up the hill! Please check the homework page and see today's updates!
Ride Day Crew unite!
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 all the 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 this year! Students will be helping by having classroom jobs that benefit the classroom and our school as a whole! We will be having class meetings 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, grab your backpack and lunch and off we go! Check out the supplies page that I have attached to this site so you can get some of your materials together before our adventure begins!