Sewing, Habitats & A Picture Review

 Week Highlight: Final Crocheting Project Success! Here, Dryver sports his final headband. He made it himself using the craft of crocheting that he learned through reading, video tutorials, measurement, estimation, trial and error, and endurance over the past two weeks! 

Week Highlight: Final Crocheting Project Success! Here, Dryver sports his final headband. He made it himself using the craft of crocheting that he learned through reading, video tutorials, measurement, estimation, trial and error, and endurance over the past two weeks! 

Hi Parents! 

We have now completed four weeks of our Spring semester content and we are moving onto new classes this coming week. Though the specific content of each course changes, the overarching goals throughout them remain consistent with the academic disciplines that they are covering. 

For the next two weeks, your child will have the following classes as reflected in Canvas. Please keep checking Canvas for daily updates of each course. Below you will find all of the course descriptions as well as the academics that will be addressed for each class: 

  • Beginnings: Daily with Ms. Foster (M, W, Th) & Ms. Gowen (T, F)
    • Students will be learning the following laws and themes over the next two weeks: 
      • February 19-23 - Law #10: "Be happy with what you have and don't make a big deal if you don't have what others have!"
      • February 26-March 2 - Getting Along: "It's good to get along like family." -Psalm 133:1 
  • Textiles: Monday/Thursday
    • The Textile Machine - with Ms. Foster (and Special Guest, Mrs. Cameron)
      • Academic Disciple: Creative Arts 
      • Description: his course will help students to get their hands on some simple sewing projects using some basic machine sewing skills. Students will learn about the sewing machine, it’s parts and functions, and interact with the process of turning cotton textiles into a couple of different projects. Students will be able to choose from a couple of sewing project options and get creative based on fabric choices as well.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Visual/Spatial, Bodily/Kinesthetic
      • Main Manipulatives: Sewing machine, fabric, scissors, thread, needles 
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1.  Students will be able to identify 3-5 parts of a sewing machine. 
        • 2. Students will be able to follow a set of instruction (given verbally and visually) to complete a sewing project. 
        • 3. Students will be able to practice patience with learning a new skill. 
    • Sew, You Want to Read? - with Ms. Foster 
      • Academic Disciple: Language Arts
      • Description: Students will learn the history of sewing and how it varies across cultures around the world. Students will learn how sewing has transformed from ancient cultures to present day cultures. Students will research simple sewing projects and determine what materials are needed in order to implement one simple project. Students will increase their vocabulary by adding terminology related to sew which will include, needle, tread, sewing machine, bobbin, etc.
      • Main Manipulatives: books on iPad, pencils, paper, library books
      • Multiple Intelligences: Linguistic, Visual/Spatial
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1.Students will be able to learn content about a specific topic (sewing) by reading.
        • 2. Students will be able to quickly read sight words practiced over this two week unit on sewing. 
        • 3. Students will be able to write 1-3 sentences using legible handwriting and correct use of capitalization. 
    • Patterns in Subtractions - with Mrs. Gowen 
      • Academic Disciple: STEM
      • Description:  This class will focus on learning to subtract and creating patterns. Students will learn how to borrow from the tens or hundreds place and when it is necessary. When they have come to correct answer when subtracting they will use stamps to create a pattern on a piece of fabric. These pieces of fabric will be used to make a class project.
      • Main Manipulatives: subtraction mats, stamps, paint, dry erase markers
      • Multiple Intelligences: Bodily/Kinesthetic, Logical/Mathematical, Visual/Spatial
      • 3 Goals: 
        • Students will be able to subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers.
        • Students will learn when they need to borrow from the next place.
        • Students will develop patterns to make a cohesive project.
    • Needles & Thread - with Ms. Foster 
      • Academic Disciple: Creative Arts 
      • Description: Students will have the opportunity to hand sew! Students will learn the basic steps of hand stitching prior to getting started and then they will work to create two projects during this course that will implement the principles of sewing. We will be using different types of textiles that they are able to find at home and at school for their sewing projects in order to work with different textiles and to encourage the use of resources they already have available to them. Depending on student proficiency, students will be introduced to one or two different types of hand sewing stitches.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Visual/Spatial, Intrapersonal
      • Main Manipulatives: Felt, fabric, needle, thread, iPad tutorials
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1. Students will be able to use a pattern to trace and cut out fabric to make a final product. 
        • 2. Students will be able to thread a needle. 
        • 3. Students will be able to do a basic whipstitch. 

 

  • Life & Animal Science: Tuesday/Friday 
    • Plants and Animals Collide - with Mrs. Gowen
      • Academy Discipline: Language Arts
      • Description:  In Plants and Animals Collide, students will take what they learned about plants and animals to research how they work together in a habitat. They will use this research to build a habitat of their choosing. Students will present their habitat project showing what they learned throughout the quarter.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Verbal/Linguistic, Naturalistic, Interpersonal
      • Main Manipulatives: Books about habitats, iPad 
      • Goals:
        • 1. Students will develop research skills as they work in a group with 3-5 others to research a habitat.
        • 2. Students will develop a presentation using keynote on their iPad with their research and finished habitat model.
        • 3. Students will present their work in a group using voice projection and clear speech. 
    • Building a Habitat Box - with Mr. Cameron 
      • Academic Discipline: STEM
      • Description: For these two weeks students will be building a project that will coincide with the habitat they are studying in Plants and Animals Collide. Special attention will be given to the practical nature of this project.
      • Manipulatives Needed: Hammer, nails, wood glue, iPad, wood, sandpaper, measuring tape, ruler
      • Multiple Intelligences: Logical/Mathematical, Visual/Spatial, Interpersonal, Bodily/Kinesthetic
      • Goals:
        • 1.Students will achieve intermediate proficiency with a hammer.
        • 2. Students will achieve intermediate proficiency with a tape measure.
        • 3. Students will achieve beginner proficiency in Scale.
    • Habitat Fixings - with Ms. Foster
      • Academic Discipline: Creative Arts 
      • Description:  Like any suitable environment that houses living things, students will learn that animals have their own kind of perfect habitat that is dependent upon the needs of the animal. Throughout this quarter, students will develop in their understanding of plants and animals and eventually how those two affect one another. In this class, students will take their research of habitats paired with the drawings they have previously drawn to create a working model or a healthy habitat for a particular animal with a group of students.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Visual/Spatial, Interpersonal
      • Main Manipulatives: Shoe boxes, recyclables, student’s individual school supplies, clay, etc. 
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1. Students will be able to create a presentation that effectively uses each of the 3-5 members of their group. 
        • 2. Students will be able to repurpose recyclables  to create a model.
        • 3. Students will be able to create a detailed representation of their animals using clay.

 

  • Bible: Tuesday/Friday with Mr. Bargatze 
    • Over the next two weeks, students will be learning the text from Exodus 19-20: 
      • Students will: 
        • Learn that The Law is given in response to chaos within the Israelite community. Laws/rules are to be a blessing to bring order.
        • Talk about The Priesthood - They have an Educational role to teach people the law, and they are to behave differently than everyone else (to be holy - set apart).

Enjoy a look into the last week through pictures...