Another short, but sweet week!
We were off Wednesday for Fall Holiday and I was out Thursday to accompany 3rd grade to the Houston Ballet Studio Series and then attend a couple of meetings, but the students accomplished great things during our three days together!
STEAM lab welcomed a new set of K-4th grade classes this week and introduced them to their new Code.org classes, Wonderopolis, and the class expectations and procedures. They all made great strides in Peer Programming and collaborative problem solving. Ms, Tran has several groups who are almost 1/2 way through the course already! Such fine work earned everyone a Free Build Friday!
5th grade started a new rotation and really embraced the new project, Illuminated Art. They selected Van Gogh and did some introductory reading on Wonderopolis. They cycled through the collage and sketching stations every day in addition to work in their Code.org course. Their Free Build Friday was all about circuits – they watched the BrainPOP video, build circuits with breadboards to light up LEDs, worked with Snap Circuits and Little Bits to create their own circuit contraptions. Finally, they created a circuit to light up the church tower.
Arts Partners: 3rd grade had their field trip to the Houston Ballet Center for Dance to attend the Studio Series performance. This year’s program was a celebration of Houston Ballet's 50th anniversary.
It was a beautiful retrospective the history of Houston intertwined with the history of the company. Students saw excepts from ballet highlights across all 50 of those years. It was a fantastic show! WE wrapped up by singing Happy Birthday to the ballet! We are so delighted to be an Arts Connect Creative Campus!
Eco-Schools USA: Weather got in the way of Ms. Tran’s Green Heroes earning their capes, but they will hopefully be outside next week! Monarch Heroes had a HUGE week! They prepped their ambassador butterflies for the Symbolic Migration to Mexico and designated class artists created gorgeous folders to hold the butterflies and class fact sheets.
They also decorated 1250 envelopes for the Monarch Money campaign this year!
The Recycling Team continued their work after a schedule change due to a new city recycling pick-up day. They are already planning their next steps - the reused material poster campaign and the morning announcement educational videos.
Our students do such fantastic work - I can’t wait to see what next week holds!