Hello Parents! Welcome back to school! Here are 6 quick announcements...(1) Our library trip is tomorrow, January 9 at our usual time. (2) Our projects for the next 8 weeks will accommodate our Thursday ski schedule. Students will be studying a chapter of the Bible in preparation for the jeopardy showdown each Friday. All students will be assigned the same chapter, and your teams for the competition will be the students you ride with in your vehicle! Students are encouraged to bring flashcards, notepads, and pencils for quizzing in the car. (3) Thursday is an all day P.E. day. Our car rides to the mountain will be our jeopardy study time. But the time on the mountain we will be following a schedule. Mr. Jim and Mrs. Jan will be our lodge nesters. Students that want to have a snack, get warm, or rest can spend up to 30 minutes (not including lunchtime) in the lodge. If students decide they don't want to "try" to ski anymore, packets of work will be available and they will be required to complete schoolwork in Math and Language. Otherwise, as long as the student is trying, the whole day on the mountain is a P.E. day. (4) Payment is due the day of the ski day ($25 per person). Students can use their compassion accounts, as needed. Parents/adults are not eligible for the funds (sorry). (5) When dressing for the ski day, remember you need 3 layers: 1-long johns/absorbent/cotton underneath, 2-warm/fleece/flannel/sweatshirts/sweatpants, and 3-outercoat & ski pants, water-resistant gloves, a warm hat that covers your ears, and a scarf to cover your face and neck, and thick, winter socks! If you have hand/foot warmers, bring them. Mrs. Sherry has some for purchase if you desire. Students can wear regular shoes, rubber boots, or winter boots if they have them. But shoes are not very important since they will wear ski boots most of the day. I will bring extras of everything, but it's good to make sure all 3 layers are covered. (6) Bring a ready-to-eat lunch. Please try to make it a high-calorie one, since everyone will be working very hard (between 800-1000 calories). I would suggest: 2 sandwiches, vegetable slices, nuts, and a granola bar. I will providing breakfast (waffles on the go, bananas, and applesauce), and an afternoon snack (fruit cups and granola). Students will need a lot of energy food to make it through a ski day! There is a cafeteria with food for purchase, but it is expensive and not the best for energy. If you plan to buy lunch, plan on $10-$15 extra cash per person (depending on what you buy).
Schedule 6:00AM Departure (please be on time!) 8:30-Arrival/check-in/settle in the lodge 9AM-Get fitted with your rental gear 9:15-Learn how to put your gear on 9:30-10:30 on the bunny slope as one class, learning the basics (going, stopping, turning). 11-small group divide (Mrs. Dexter, Mr. Stein, and Mrs. Stein) to try the new skills 12-Lunchtime 12:30-2:00 Lesson/small groups (try new hills if comfortable!) 2:00PM Return rental equipment/pack up to go home 2:30PM-on the road again 5:00PM-Arrival back at the school
SIGN IN INFO
Working online for school credit can be a little tricky. Here is a 'cheat sheet' to help you with signing into our school web sites.
Spelling City sign in steps
1) go to spellingcity.com (or download app from app store) 2) click log in, then put in username (grade level/first name/grade level) and password (first name) 3) Choose your level (A-H), if you aren't sure what it is, check your copied list from your purple folder, or look at the number for the grade. 4) Choose your game or take a test!
1) go to ixl.com 2) click log in, then put in username (first name/last name inital/395) and password (first name) 3) choose your grade level (left toggle on PC/computer, and upper right corner drop-down menu on mac/ipad) 4) choose your skill and begin!
Raz kids sign in steps
1) go to raz-kids.com 2) click 'kid login' 3) put in teacher's user name (drmisty) 4) choose your name off the list 5) pick 'Book Room' and choose your book!
Encyclopedia Britannica sign in steps
1) go to school.eb.com 2) type in username (ant887) and password (nadsa1) 3) choose your topic and begin your research!
1) go to typing.com 2) click on student login (top right hand corner) 3) put in username (grade, first name, grade) and password (first name) 4) click on the next lesson to continue where you left off
Scholastic Hi parents, We are becoming bookworms here at SAS! One of the ways you can support our school is by purchasing books through Scholastic. Our class has an account, and for every book you purchase, our class gets points. I can spend these points on books for the school! So, if you need an incentive price for your student, or if they have a birthday coming up, or if you just want to thrill them by getting them a new book, check out the scholastic website and consider ordering through them. In my experience, the sale items are a very good value, and you really can't beat the selection. I have ordered non-fiction packs from them before, and while they may not be hardcovers, they are well printed and fun to read. I will place the orders on the 15th of each month, and the books are shipped to the school. Please let me know if the book is to be a surprise. I don't want to ruin it!
If you get in a shopping mood, go to clubs.scholastic.com and register your student(s) under the class code Q9H37