Describing Family Members and Life Events
School and Classroom
This week, our students will have the unique opportunity to experience viewing the Great American Eclipse. Monday morning, students in our school will be reading and learning more about the solar eclipse as well as watching a video on How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse. In the afternoon, there will be two different opportunities to witness the event: Students who have a signed permission from their parent will receive safety eclipse glasses to view the eclipse with their teachers outside the school. Students with no signed permission will experience a life streaming of the event in our school theater.
Remember Cobb County Schools will dismiss students 45 minutes later on August 21, 2017, sue to the Solar Eclipse.
The rest of the week, our students will be reviewing vocabulary related to school and classroom. They will learn to identify and use nouns properly in their singular and plural forms. Students will also learn to use identify and use pronouns in sentences. There will be a test Friday that will cover vocabulary and concepts learned in their Ready, Set, Go Unit.
Getting Ready to See the Eclipse
Students have been studying information from a variety of sources and learning vocabulary related to the calendar. They have also been reviewing the use of capital letters. They will take a quiz on Tuesday.
In preparation for the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse day, IEL students will be reading information and learning vocabulary related to the event from two different articles. On Wednesday, they will identify elements of nonfiction as they read the article Lesson on the Solar Eclipse for Kids! On Thursday students will watch a video and read an article from USA Today, A Solar Eclipse, to apply vocabulary in context and scan the article for relevant informatiousing concepts of print.
Our school will be allowing students to view the eclipse , with parents permission next Monday, August 21st. Last Friday, students were given a permission form that needs to be signed by the parents in order for students to participate in the outside viewing activity. Students who turn in the permission approved by parents will be provided with Eclipse Safety Glasses. Teachers will be taking students outside to experience the solar eclipse. Students with no permission will remain indoors during the duration of the eclipse.
Friday, our students will be taking the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). This is an interactive computer-adaptive assessment designed to measure how well students read literature and expository texts of varying difficulties.
ECMS/PTSA OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:15PM in the Media Center
Followed by Back To School Night
Monday, August 21st 2017
On Monday August 21st, the Cobb County School District will be delaying dismissal by 45 minutes due to the eclipse.
We are proud to say that our students had a successful first week of school. They learned and practice following the school expectations and routines and getting to know their teachers, classmates and school staff.
This week we will officially begin with the first unit of study for our IEL Communication class. Students will be reviewing and learning features and vocabulary related to the calendar, such as days of the week, months of the year, weekend and weekdays, etc. They will be practicing introducing themselves and greeting others.
Students will be designing, creating and illustrating a code of arms that represents their culture. Using sentence frames and vocabulary learned in class, they will present their individual code of arms and explain at least three components and their meaning.