Friday, January 23, 2015

What a ROCKing Field Trip !!

Upper Elementary students traveled to Vulcan Materials' Dolcito Quarry for a field trip this Friday, January 23rd. The field trip gave the students a chance to have a hands-on experience with fossils, rocks and other earth materials. The trip coin­cided with our study of earth materials and rock cycle.

In the Dolcito classroom, students learned some key safety measures and how important it is to follow these measures when working in the mines. The students got to experience “rock crushing” in a “crusher”.  But the most exciting part was when we got to weigh our school bus with and without passengers on it.  

 

Here is our trip in pictures:

































 

 










Newsletter: Friday, January 23rd, 2015


Weekly Reading Log



 
We all know reading is important but sometimes it can be challenging to keep track of your child’s daily reading.  In order to continue to encourage our students to read every night, a mandatory READING LOG will now be included with weekly homework packet. 

 
Each student is required to read minimum of 30 minutes a night, record their reading time and get parent’s initials on it on a weekly basis.  The log will be sent home every Friday with homework packet, and will be due the next Friday along with that week’s homework packet. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

JBMA Today!! Episode 1



We are extremely excited to present to you the inaugural episode of Upper Elementary's Educational Variety Show "JBMA TODAY".  We wish to thank Mr. Zech along with his creative team of students for all their hard work in putting it together. 


https://www.dropbox.com/s/s8xk48epha6a243/JBMA%20Today%20Ep.1%20Blog.mp4?dl=0


Highlights of our first episode include:

1) I am thankful for... By Upper El Community
2) The Creek Indian War- By Pranav
3) JBMA Interview- By Shifa

Enjoy!!