Food Services Update **** *Wednesday Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy *Wednesday Lunch - Pizza *Thursday Breakfast - Egg Patty/Ham Slice *Thursday Lunch - Soup & Salad
Our Cotopaxi science classes finished up a productive 1st semester and we looking forward to the New Year. Eighth grade will start with genetics, seventh grade will start with cells, and 6th grade will start with atoms, matter, and the periodic table. Physical science will start a unit on physics, including motion, forces, and waves. Biology will begin with a unit on genetics and heredity.
Sports are back! We are excited to have basketball back on the schedule again. Please check the Athletics section for upcoming games!
Are your teens protected? Talk to your doctor about vaccines. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/years-11-12.html
Cotopaxi Early Learning Center wishes everyone a Happy New Year! We celebrated our first day back with “blowing in the New Year” and coloring pages!
Welcome back! As we start a new year and a new semester, it is a great time to refocus, set goals, and embrace a new beginning! A great place to start when considering goals is with the acronym S.M.A.R.T. S- Is your goal Specific? (Who, what, when, where, why, how?) M- Is your goal Measurable? (How will you know when you are done?) A- Is your goal Attainable? (Is it realistic to accomplish?) R- Is your goal Relevant? (How does it fit into your life now?) T- Time-bound (When will you achieve your goal? What is your deadline?) Happy Goal Setting and best wishes in 2021!!
Back to business...This week students in English III learned about American Romanticism and Transcendentalism. We discussed the elements of each and will be reading passages from Emerson and Thoreau in the next couple of weeks.
January 11 , 2021 - Regular School Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Students in Mrs. Schoech's 6th grade Language Arts class participated in an Author's Chair this week to celebrate the culmination of their hard work and creativity during their narrative writing unit.
Kindergarten has been working hard on learning to write their letters the correct way. The students have also learned to write their first, middle and last names by memory. I am very proud of them!!
Mrs. Gasseling's First Grade class has been working hard to improve their writing skills. This week they have created unique creatures to use during their descriptive writing lesson. The students will use descriptive words such as; size, shape, color, and personality traits to write sentences about their unique creatures.
Third grade ended the semester with their forces unit in science. This also tested their measuring and problem-solving skills in math. This introductory unit gave students a new understanding of the invisible pushes and pull that operate in the world around them. They realized that understanding forces will let them do surprising things from building a sturdy bridge from paper to using the pull of a rubber band to send a cardboard “hopper” flying. What students learned in this unit will connect to the world around them, leading them to think about such things as the force of friction as they slide down a playground slide or the invisible force that makes magnets cling to the refrigerator. One of our extension projects was to build foosball tables out of shoeboxes to further their understanding.
Our high school Intro to Chemistry class finished up our last test of the quarter last week. So, for this final week of the quarter, they helped inventory all of the current equipment and supplies in our science lab. They then researched what other science labs around the country have and started to develop a list of new equipment and supplies that our lab will need to support our science curriculum.
Fifth graders designed and created all of our ornaments using recycled art supplies and repurposed items from home!
2nd grade at Cotopaxi has been working very hard learning how to write friendly letters, and they even wrote letters to Santa. We’ve also been working hard on learning money and time. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
My middle school computer class is programming Spheros (a programmable, interactive sphere!). They have really enjoyed this project!
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Here is a photo of Coach C's Physical Fitness Class at Cotopaxi! The students are masked up and ready for some high intense aerobics! As you can see there is an aerobics video on the wall in the background, allowing the students to follow along with the professionals! This is an awesome class and they are always working hard!
The Holidays can be very stressful. Given the COVID situation, things may be extra challenging this year. Try practicing a 'Mindful Minute'. Take one minute- concentrate and fill your mind with what is happening right now. What can you hear? What can you smell? What can you feel? What can you see? What can you taste? All your worries will melt away and you will feel calm and relaxed.
In high school ceramics the kids created coil Christmas trees.