Dear k/1 families,

We are so impressed with all of the great work our k/1 students and families are doing with the remote learning experiences.  Thank you!

New Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet

This week k/1 students began to explore the concepts of Sharing the Planet, a new unit of inquiry with the following central idea: Water is a limited resource that requires care.  

On Earth Day, students chose from a menu of math and writing activities related to the special occasion, such as drawing a map of the yard, creating a mandala with natural objects, and conducting a water cycle experiment.

Here is more information about the new unit:

Central Idea:

Water is a limited resource that requires care.

Key Concepts:

Responsibility, Form, Cause

Related Concepts:

Conservation, measurement, data handling, natural resources

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How our decisions can help conserve water
  • An inquiry into different forms of water
  • How the water cycle can help living things survive

Daily Teacher Office Hours

We wanted to remind you of teacher office hours every day.  John’s office hours are 12:30 to 1:30 and Amparo’s office hours are 11:30 to 12:30.  If your child has a question about any of the daily assignments, he or she can meet with the teacher at this time in 3CX for further instruction and clarification.  Just send your child’s teacher an email or your child can send a private message in Google Classroom.  We’re always available during office hours to meet with your child in the video conference room for some one on one support.

Parent Teacher Conferences

We would like to schedule a time to have our Spring Parent Teacher Conference during the first two weeks in May. If you have not already done so, please email your child’s teacher one or two specific dates and times that would work for you between the hours of 8 to 9am and noon to 5:30 pm.

Have a great weekend,

k/1 team