I've had a few technical glitches with Bloomz the last few times I tried to post, but it's working now! I wanted to give a short update on everything going on in Turquesa.
We are starting ITBS testing this week and it will happen the morning of Monday through Wednesday. We had our practice test on Friday and the students did great with understanding procedure and enjoyed the frequent breaks. Please make sure kids had a breakfast with protein that will power them through the morning.
In History we have been going over Ancient Greek history that will go into Roman history. We covered everything from the Oracle at Delphi to the Peloponnesian war. Students are also starting their Ancient Greek Biography projects that they will present May 19th. This will be using the formal writing process with steps broken down into weekly due dates.
Students have also started working in the garden with Ms. Katherine once a week. She has enjoyed setting up the garden with them and planning out this harvest.
The Science Exhibition was a huge success! Students really felt a sense of pride in their work and we wouldn't have been able to do it without the support that parents offered. So, THANK YOU! Our next topics in science will be Life Sciences started next week. This Friday is our Engineering Discovery Days at UW and students will be immersed in graduate level science and engineering projects.
We will begin our FLASH unit on body and personal health this Thursday. FLASH is an amazing program and we encourage families to check out the lesson plans to get an idea of he content covered. Check it out here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/health/FLASH
There will be no Spelling and no Wordly Wise this week.
Have a great week,
Ms. Alyx & Ms. Nicole
Ms. Nicole & Ms. Alyx
El Salon Turquesa Co-Lead Teachers