Kellie’s Kindergarteners have been studying the book The Mitten, by Jan Brett, this week. It’s a story about cooperation with many animals trying to fit into the mitten. As a culminating activity, students made their own mittens for their animals to fit and to act out the story as they partner shared and sequenced the story.
Kellie’s Kindergarten class and Kelly’s 3rd graders at Prestige Assisted Living singing songs for the residents. Wonderful service learning activity by our students and teachers.
Steve’s 5th grade class “Being There” field trip to Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland in December. The mission of Chabot Space & Science Center is to be a place for students to learn and be inspired about the Universe and our Planet Earth. Chabot offers visitors the very latest in hands-on, interactive exhits, displays, and Planetarium shows that explore the mysteries of the universe and of life here on earth. Students experiences for themselves the wonders of the cosmos as they gazed through the telescopes at distant stars and planets and took part in a space mission simulation in their collaborative teams.
Hooker Oak teachers in this week’s staff meeting learn about the California Common Core State Standards and the changes needed in the classroom to have high expectations for our students’ learning.
I am pleased to introduce you to the new Co-Principal, Brian Holderman, who is a familiar face in Chico Unified. He will be on campus every day as he has several jobs he does in Chico Unified during the week, but on Thursdays and Fridays, he will be Co-Principal with Principal Sue.
We are also pleased to welcome back to Hooker Oak, Erica Hudson. She knows Hooker Oak, as she worked here two years ago. Erica brings her talents as a Reading Specialist to second grade. Her partner, Kristen Privett, also brings experience in a school where parent involvement was important. As well, her third grade experience will help her as she loops with her class next year.
I know you will make them feel at home on their first week with us after vacation.
See below for a brief note from them.
Miss Jacy’s class had a wonderful chili feast today as a culminating activity for their life cycle unit. The families and staff all joined in to make this a great event.