GREETINGS FROM THE COMPUTER SCHOOL
The school year is off to an exciting start. Our instructional focus for the year is building a responsive learning environment. And our school-wide theme is engagement.
As part of our effort to build (an even more) responsive learning environment, we started the year by introducing the Computer School Community Behavior Matrix to our new 6th graders. We are proud to report that we’re hearing students both use the language and act in the spirit of the Matrix. At next month’s PA meeting, parents will have the opportunity to experience the introductory Matrix activities at a Parent Association meeting.
As with last year, parent contact time is from 8:10-9:00am on Tuesday mornings. If you would like to get in touch with a teacher, this is a great time to reach out.
Hands on Learning
In 6th and 7th grade Science classes, students are investigating energy transformations in our power grid and coming up with an energy plan for a city, state or country of their choosing.
7th graders recently visited the Hall of Science. When they returned to school they conducted experiments using the data they collected at the Museum.
6th and 7th graders will be traveling to Ellis Island the week of Thanksgiving to kick off their unit on immigration.