THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - REMOTE LEARNING FOR ALL COTOPAXI STUDENTS!
The Eighth Grade Shop class had a blast putting this chair stand together! This will help organize and transport our pirate cushion seats!
The fourth grade class is trying to make equivalent fractions and also convert fractions to decimals. Then, they need to be able to find out how decimals are related to percent. Since 1/2 =.5, doesn't that also =50%, yes!! Still practicing!!
The Cotopaxi Early Learning Center (Preschool) students have been exploring science by looking at their shadows. We read the story “Punxsutawney Phil” then explored our own shadows out on the playground. Each day as we walk from the buses to the preschool, the kids notice their shadows and say “they look tall like giraffes “.
Immunization Laws for filing a NONMEDICAL EXEMPTION are changing for the 2021-2022 school year. There will be two ways to file a nonmedical exemption. 1. File the certificate of nonmedical exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider, OR 2. File the certificate or nonmedical exemption received upon the completion of the online education module that can be found at the link listed below. Parents of students in grades K-12 claiming a nonmedical exemption must file one annually. Please see the link for further information and downloadable forms. https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions
For the past few weeks, the sophomore and freshmen English classes have been combing through history in order to dive into their new novel studies. The sophomores have researched information about the Russian Revolution to prepare for their novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Furthermore, the freshmen have rigorously explored the background of World War II and the Holocaust so they are ready to read Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. Both classes will be reading and discussing various topics and themes tied to these novels for the remainder of the month. The best part of teaching these novels is seeing the students' critical thinking processes. They make connections and find relevance in reading these two pieces.
In Kindergarten today, we pulled out the playdough! We used the playdough in Math to shape our numbers. This is a fun and creative way we can reinforce the students learning!
February is the month of love and kindness! Whether it be Valentine's Day or National Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17), we are reminded to show some love, to care for others, and to spread some joy! Check out these links for some fun and easy things to do to help bring happiness to others! https://www.mykidstime.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Random-Acts-of-Kindness-for-Families-Checklist-Mykidstime.pdf https://www.mykidstime.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/encouraging-messages-list.png
Composition students have started analyzing famous Blues and Pop songs, and will soon start analyzing Jazz and Classical compositions!
Mrs. Gasseling's first-grade class has been working on learning easy math facts and double math facts. Such as 1+3, 3+7, 2+2, and 5+5. They have been playing a game rolling the dice to learn how to add quickly.
Our World History class has been researching Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire. The group of students shown here has been given a research task on Genghis Khan.
For Valentine's Day, third graders wrote a letter to a loved one or a friend telling them how much they mean to them. When they were done writing and editing their piece, they cut out hearts and wrote their final copies on the heart. We then laminated them so that their loved ones can keep them for a long time.
Mrs. Schoech's Language Arts classes have been working on mastering the Parts of Speech. Last week, during the adverbs unit, they played a game called "Adverb Antics." Pairs of students randomly picked an action and an adverb. They were then challenged to act them out while the rest of the class tried to guess what they were doing. The kinesthetic movement, coupled with their understanding verbs and adverbs, helped to solidify their understanding of the concept.
Our 8th grade algebra 1 math class is finishing up Topic 2 this week on Linear Equations with a Topic 2 test. Great job with this Topic!!! Good luck on the test!!!
The middle school basketball games scheduled for February 11, 2021 @ La Veta are CANCELLED.
Health screenings are an important part to help assure student success. State law mandates that during each school year specific screenings are done for particular age groups and in specific cases. Screenings are completed and parents are notified of any concerns regarding their child's results.
4th graders are working together to learn about adverbs and adjectives. They are practicing using and identifying these words to describe verbs and nouns. They are improving both their understanding of sentence construction and their writing skills.
Our 6th grade math class is finishing up Topic 2 this week with an end of Topic test on Integers and Rational numbers. Good luck to them all on our test this week!!!
It is winter sports time in PE! Check out 4th grade playing some floor hockey. If we can't skate on ice, we might as well pull out the scooters.
Second grade is really rocking their math! We have been having fun learning new ways to do subtraction with regrouping, along with poems to help us remember the steps.