Wednesday, March 7, 2018

JBMA Middle’s New Instagram

Hello everyone!

We’re excited to share that our classroom is now set up on Instagram! If you have an Instagram account, we’ll be posting some photos from the classroom and events on our page! Our Instagram handle is @jbma_listening_llamas and features photos from this school year so far!

Just another fun way to keep track of our class! And no worries if you don’t have Instagram, we’ll still be posting plenty of pictures and stories on our blog too!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Middle School Updates

Happy Monday Everyone!

We've got an exciting week coming up this week. Our 8th Grade students are heading to Workforce Workshop this week on Wednesday and Thursday. We can't wait to have them share with us all they will get to experience.

We also have a field trip to Margarita Grille for Spanish Lunch this Friday at 12:00. Please make sure that your student returns their form and brings money of Friday, $5 for the Bus Fee and enough money for lunch.

Progress Reports will come home next Monday, March 12th, and Parent-Teacher Conferences are Scheduled for the following Thursday and Friday. Please bee on the lookout for a schedule sign up form to come home this week for scheduling conferences.

Please don't hesitate to email Ms. Kate with any questions!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Apples Ahead!

Last week, we welcomed in our new cycle "A Balanced Life" by participating in a STEM Challenge. Students were tasked with creating an "apple-ratus" that they attach to their heads to carry an apple for a certain distance. They used problem-solving, engineering, and geometry skills to create their carriers. We had a blast, and the students now have their "apple-ratus" on display in our front hallway!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Weekly Update by Cristina Giner

This week was the first week after Thanksgiving break! We were all really happy to see each other, but we also wished Thanksgiving break would’ve lasted a little longer. We worked on our Model UN with our group for a while, and advanced a lot. We did a seminar about why it is important to listen to others and what they have to say. Our Thanksgiving homework was to interview one of our family members, so it was really interesting to hear about everyone’s stories. We also got to read to the preschool! We enjoyed doing that a lot and had loads of fun. Most of us chose Christmas themed stories, since it is really close to winter break... We also played a musical chairs biome game which was really fun. We went to drama, and watched the Frozen musical on TV. It was… funny! After a yummy lunch, we had solo time and a wonderful mindfulness! Then, some students went over to Lower El. to help a few kids with their work. It was a really busy day! On Wednesday we had art and music. We painted our flower vases and played the bells. In music, we’re preparing for our Christmas show, which is in a few weeks. We had lunch outside, since it was such a sunny day! Instead of having PE and spanish, we got to see the Altamont Orchestra! Ms. Cheryl’s old student was the conductor, and he brought all of his students to play at our school. It was really cool. Around the end of the week we started doing our mind maps for MMUN. We got huge post-it notes and had to write all the information on it. For garden crew, we also painted the back room. We’re going to put plants there throughout the winter. It was raining outside, and the gym was covered with chairs, so we played a calm -well, not really- game of Stride Ball! It was really fun… and competitive. On Friday, we finally finished our Mind Maps! They look really, really good. We took our CNN and Vocab tests too! We had a little work time, although pretty much all of us were done with our checklist. All of us were very glad it was Friday. We started organizing the geography room a little for the Holiday Store! We had lunch inside, as it was a little rainy, and then we did the whole school’s recycling. This week was awesome!