Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
ORDER PICTURES: Families can order picture packages using the previously sent home schoolpictures.com envelope or can order online at http://schoolpictures.com/
VOLUNTEER: We would like four parent volunteers to help during picture day. This would be a great way to help in your child's school and have fun at the same time! :-)
If you can volunteer, please reply to this email or call Mrs. Greene in the King School office. Thank you!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Parents were given a general answer but we wanted to provide more specifics. Listed below are the 5th Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) for science that 5th graders are taught or use while participating in Space Camp activities. Michigan’s GLCEs (K-8) provide schools, teachers, and parents with information they need to understand what students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of each grade. You can find this information at: http://www.michigan.gov/mde
5th Grade Science GLCEs that relate to Space Camp:
Science Processes – Inquiry Processes
- S.IP.05.11 Generates scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.
- S.IP.05.12 Design and conduct scientific investigations.
- S.IP.05.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.
- S.IP.05.14 Use metric measurement devices in investigations.
- S.IP.05.16 Identify pattern in data.
Science Processes – Inquiry Analysis and Communication
- S.IA.05.11 Analyze information from data tables and graphs to answer scientific questions.
- S.IA.05.12 Evaluate data, claims, and personal knowledge through collaborative science discourse.
- S.IA.05.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.
- S.IA.05.14 Draw conclusions from sets of data from multiple trails of scientific investigations.
- S.IA.05.15 Uses multiple sources of information to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of claims, arguments, or data.
Science Processes – Reflection and Social Implications
- S.RS.05.11 Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of claims, arguments, and data.
- S.RS.05.12 Describe limitations in personal and scientific knowledge.
- S.RS.05.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.
- S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.
- S.RS.05.16 Describe how science and technology have advanced because of the contributions of many people throughout history and across cultures.
Physical Science - Forces and Motion
- P.FM.05.21 Distinguish between contact forces and non-contact forces.
- P.FM.05.22 Demonstrate contact and non-contact forces to change the motion of an object.
- P.FM.05.31 Describe what happens when two forces act on an object in the same or opposing directions.
- P.FM.05.32 Describe how constant motion is the result of balanced (zero net) forces.
- P.FM.05.33 Describe how changes in the motion of objects are caused by a non-zero (unbalanced) force.
- P.FM.05.42 Describe the motion of an object in terms of distance, time and direction, as the object move, and in relationship to another object.
Earth Science – Earth in Space and Time
- E.ST.05.21 Describe the motion of planets and moons in terms of rotation on axis and orbits due to gravity.
Physical Science – Energy
- P.EN.06.41 Explain how different forms of energy can be transferred from one place to another by radiation, conduction, and convection.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
We look forward to meeting with you and your student on Tuesday the 21st.
(These brief game descriptions came from the Michigan League of Academic Games website: mlagonline.com, where more information on games and rules can be found.)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
If it is raining this evening, the King School Welcome Back Dessert Night will be held in the Multipurpose Room beginning at 7 PM.
I will be appreciated if families closely supervise children. In particular please instruct them to stay off of the stage.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The arts platform will allow teachers to make learning more relevant by integrating science and social studies outcomes through special area class instruction. For instance, vocal music GLCE's (Grade Level Content Expectations) focuses on sound generation; so does the 2nd grade science unit on sound. The Humanities course will focus on the interdisciplinary connection between the two disciplines. Similarly, vocal and instrumental music speak to the importance of composition; extending the attributes of music composition to prose and poetry as a natural link. Another example, Art education stresses observation and descriptors. Art journaling can be extended to include science writing and illustrations. Physical education can naturally address force, motion (3rd grade science) and some aspect of the human body skeletal/muscular systems (5th grade science) within contextual learning. Media specialists will teach the media curriculum with a focused lens on reinforcing social studies and science outcomes through interdisciplinary literacy and technology integration.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Bring your family and your favorite desert to share. Enjoy the company of others in the King School community!
Feel free to drop off your desert in the King School office any time on Thursday, 9/16/10.
Friday, September 10, 2010
When working with students who have severe food allergies, the Ann Arbor Public Schools has established a set of guidelines to keep all students safe through a collaboration between the student, parents, physician and the school.
Highlights of the food allergy planning process:
· Safe lunch practices:
o A “No Nut” hot lunch program from Chartwells food service;
o Determining if a food-allergic child needs to sit at a “No Nut Table” in the lunchroom or if they can be safe at a general lunch table
o Allowing students who buy hot lunch to sit at the “No Nut Table” but NOT allowing students who bring lunch from home to sit at that table
· Safe classroom practices
o Determining if the child’s classroom should be designated as a “No Nut Classroom”;
o Requiring “safe” treats from home be stored in the classroom so there is always a treat for a food allergic student when there is special classroom occasion like a birthday party
· Safe school practices
o Requiring families to only send fruits and vegetables in the first 4 weeks of school while food allergy plans are being updated;
o Keeping potentially life-saving medication for each student in the school office;
o Requiring that parents of food allergic children send “safe” treats to be used whenever there is a special classroom occasion like a birthday celebration.
Parents can download the entire food allergy planning guidelines on the AAPS website from the following address:
Thursday, September 09, 2010
about Space Camp on Monday, September 20 from 6-7 PM. Details about
the trip will be provided by the 5th grade staff. Parents will also
opportunity to ask questions. It is important for all parents to
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
You might watch it again with your son or daughter and ask them what Guidelines and Lifeskills they see.