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Monday, September 18, 2017

Solar System Design Project

Starting Wed 9/20 scholars will bring materials to design a Solar System Design Project during class. Students will work in groups with other scholars. There are no parameters for the project.  They can build whatever they can conceptualize among their group.  Parents will need to provide supplies.  Please do not bring spray paint.  Only water soluble paint will be allowed.  

Key Words To Know

latitude            parallel          circumference
axis                  rotation         revolution
equinox           orbit              solstice
solar energy    planet            phases
crescent          waxing          gibbous
waning            eclipse          meteoroid

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekly Scientific Articles - CERs due Friday 9/22

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning documents must be completed on each article in order to receive full credit.  All articles with links are found on www.discovermagazine.com below:


http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/09/15/body-cam-witness-manipulation/#.Wb8UdNN96b8

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/scienceandfood/#.Wb8XWNN96b8

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Students Returning to School after Airshow

Several families have asked about taking scholars home with them from the AAFB Airshow. We are asking that families who are attending the airshow bring scholars to school to be marked present and then allow them to go to the airshow with you as a family. We are concerned about the accountability issues with taking scholars to an event and not bringing the exact amount of scholars back. If this was a grade level field trip we would be able to accommodate families with taking scholars home from the show. With this being a whole school trip, it would compromise safety and accountability. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Field Trip to AAFB Air Show

On Sept. 15 there will be a school wide field trip to the AAFB AirShow. Buses will take scholars to this event for free. Permission slips for the AAFB Airshow will go home Wednesday. All scholars who pay for school lunch will be servedbag lunch to take to the event. All other scholars are to bringbag lunch.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

School Starts Tomorrow....Get Excited!

Greeting Imagine Andrews Family,

Stay connected with Mr. Greene's classroom
I'm using ClassDojo to keep parents in the loop this year! I'll share photos from class, important updates and wonderful moments – like when students work hard and help each other. I am sending home the forms for my homeroom "802" that will give you access.  Please complete by Friday! It's free and takes under a minute. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families

It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! I hope all of our families are having a great summer. I would like to welcome all returning and new families to the 2017-2018 school year. We are excited about implementing several new initiatives and increasing the effectiveness of some of the expectations that are already in place.
I have listed below the “Big Rocks” for the 2017-2018 school year:

Effectively Tracking Student Data
Scholars Knowing Their Own Data School wide
Effective Implementation of the Acceleration Model
Emphasis on Restorative Practices
Increasing Reading Proficiency & Learning Gains

In addition, there are some other school wide initiatives that weare working to put in place. I have listed them below:

Classroom DOJO will be a school wide initiative. Teachers willuse classroom DOJO across all grade levels
The middle school grades will have the option of an advancedclass. This class will be a pilot. The purpose of this is to exposeour middle school scholars to a curriculum that will better preparethem for middle school
Success Time: Intervention & enrichment opportunities within theclassroom to meet the needs of diverse scholars
We are updating our current website to a new mobile friendlyformat to increase effective communication

I am looking forward to an outstanding school year as wecollaborate and partner with families in order to provide the besteducational experience for our scholars. The first official day ofschool for all scholars is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Scholarswill begin going to their classes at 8:05AM. Scholars whopurchase school breakfast will need to arrive no later than 8:00a.m. Breakfast will be served daily from 8:00 a.m. - 8: 15 a.m.Grades Kindergarten through 4th will dismiss at 2:40 p.m. Grades5-8 will dismiss at 3:10 p.m.

Listed below are important dates for the opening of the upcomingschool year:

Open House
August 31, 2017 (5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.)

Kindergarten Orientation
August 31, 2017 (Begins at 5:00 p.m.)

First Day of School for Scholars: September 6, 2017

Back to School Nights
(Gr. 5-8) September 13, 2017 & (Gr. K-4) September 14, 2017

First PTO Meeting: September 14, 2017