Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March Cooking Task

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This Friday is field trip day AND our next cooking task. Students are asked to make a soup and a bread independently to share with the class. Feel free to stand over their shoulder and give instructions, but all work has to be done by them. Crockpots are a great idea for the soup, but please be sure to have your student bring it home at the end of the day.

We will not have access to the microwaves, so students should plan for crockpot dishes OR one of the many cold soups.

I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

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NON: Resources

On Friday we will be discussing the type of resources available and how to find each one. Our trip to the library should take care of the books and magazine articles if they have a library card. If not, they will need to go to the library this weekend and get books.

 Below is a list of recommended resources:

1 - Autobiography
1 - Biography
1 - Children's Biography (A children's biography gives the student a quick and dirty feel for their person. It is easy to get through and lets them paint the big picture before diving into meatier books.)
1 - Video - Videos are another way to get a feel for the big picture and to get a visual feel for the person.
1 - Magazine Article
3  - Websites
1 - Interview

Other places we talked about are social media, papers written by the person, and  newspaper articles. The wider the variety of sources the more interesting the information will be and the easier it is to fact check. If you're getting the same information from 4 different source types, you're likely on the right track.

Monday, March 12, 2018

NON Business Letter

NON: Business Letter

Tonight students are looking up one or more addresses for places they can write a letter of inquiry to in order to learn more about their notable figure.

Not sure what to look up? Try some of these:

  • Museums with an exhibit on your person
  • Foundations established by your person
  • Hall of Fame
  • Managers
  • Estate
  • Department of Defense (if person was military) 
  • National Archives
  • Fan Clubs
In class tomorrow we will be writing the business letters and mailing them from school. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

NON Banned Character List

Abraham Lincoln
Ada Lovelace
Adam Savage
Albert Einstein
Alex Morgan
Alexander Fleming
Alexander G. Bell
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander the Great
Alvin C. York
Ameilia Earhart
Angelina Jolie
Anne Frank
Annie Peck
Ansel Adams
Aung San Suu Kyi
Babe Ruth
BB King
Betsy Ross
Betty White
Bill Gates
Bob Ross
Buster Keaton
Charles Babbage
Charles Darwin
Charles Dickens
Charlie Chaplin
Clara Barton
Clara Brown
Coco Chanel
CS Lewis
Cy Young
David Beckham
Donald Trump
Dwight D. Eisenheir
Edward Hanson Smith
Eleanor Roosevelt
Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Hamilton
Elizabeth Taylor
Ella Fitzgerald
Ellen Degeneres
Emily Dickinson
Esther Williams
Eva Paron
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fanny Brice
Felicia Browne
Florence Nightingale
Frank Sinatra
Fred Rogers
Frida Kahlo
Gala Dali
George Lucas
George S. Patton
Grace Hopper
Gustav Klimt
Helen Keller
Hideo Kojino
Hyman G. Rickover
Indira Gahndi
J.R.R. Tolkien
Jackie Ormes
Jane Addams
Jane Austen
Jim Thorpe
Jimmi Hendrix
Joan of Arc
Joe Foss
John Augustus Larson
John F Kennedy
John Steinbeck
John Williams
Johnny Cash
Jon Stewart
Joseph Smith
Judy Garland
Julie Andrews
Katherine Hepburn
Katherine Johnson
Kerri Walsh Jennings
King Tut
L. Frank Baum
Leon Foucault
Levi Coffin
Lindsey Aedario
Lord Baden - Powell
Louisa May Alcott
Lucy Stone
Mahtma Gandhi
Margaret Fonteyn
Marie Curie
Martin Luther King Jr.
Mary Bliss Parsons
Mary Cassatt
Maximilien Robespierre
Michael Jackson
Nellie Bly
Niccolo Paganini
Niels Henrik Abel
Pearl S. Buck
Peter the Great
Phillis Wheatley
Queen Victoria
Robert Ripley
Robin Williams
Rosa Parks
Rube Goldberg
Ruth Wakefield
Sara McLachlan
Sergei Korolev
Shirin Ebadi
Shirley Temple
Simon Bolivar
Sofia Kovaleskaya
Sophie Germain
Stephen Curry
Steve Jobs
Steven Spielberg
Susan B. Anthony
T. E. Lawrence
Ted Williams
Teddy Roosevelt
Vivian Leigh
Walt Disney

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Staff vs Middle School Basketball

Hello Falcon Families, 

The Staff vs Middle School Basketball game is less than 2 weeks away. It will be held on Monday, March 19th! This is a great time to promote physical activity outside of school as well as provide a place to help build a positive school community. If you have not been to this event in the past, it is something you do not want to miss. It is a regular basketball game with a small twist. Along with the basketball game, there is also a fun halftime show and a chance to win prizes! Space is limited in the gym for the event. Tickets will go on sale starting tomorrow, so please get your ticket early to guarantee your spot. You can purchase your tickets from me in the mornings, during PE, or after school. I will give you a ticket and write your name down on a sheet just in case the ticket gets lost. I hope to see you there. 

Staff vs Middle School Basketball Game

March 19th, 2018

CHPCS gym (seating will be on the stage and black benches)

5:00 - 6:15 pm (will most likely finish early!)

$1/person (unless you are a middle school player or 5th grade helper)*

Snacks, raffle, prizes, and halftime games (raffle tickets and snacks are $1 each)

*All proceeds to this event go towards PE field trips, equipment, and more. 

I will be sending out weekly reminders. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thank you and have a wonderful day, 

Mr. Weaver

Ashland Packing List

I am posting the packing list now so families can be on the lookout for sales on anything they may need to find between now and then.

Ashland Packing List

brush or comb
hair ties/bobby pins/other hairstyling accessories
hair dryer/curling iron
retainer/ washing stuff
rubber bands/wax/ other braces required stuff
face wash stuff
make up/chap stick
2 casual shirts
2 medium dressy shirts
1 dressy shirt/dress/tie/suit jacket
2+ pairs of underwear
2 pairs of socks
2 pairs of casual pants
2 pairs semi dressy pants
1 pair of dressy pants
dress socks/tights/nylons
shoes/dress shoes
sleeping bag
swim suit
towel x2
non electronic entertainment for the bus

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates in March

March 8th - NON Kickoff
March 8th - BOB celebration Pizza Party
March 11th - Daylight Savings Time
March 12th - NON character selection due
March 12th - Space Race Presentations
March 14th - PTA Meeting
March 14th - Pi Day
March 16th - Field Trip Day and Soup/Bread Potluck
March 19th - Middle School vs Staff Basketball Game
March 19th - Board of Directors Meeting
March 26th - Spring Break begins

Future Dates:
April 9th - Promotion planning meeting
April 12th - Spring Concert
May 10th - Night of the Notables
May 29th - Ashland

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cell Phones in 8th Grade

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Due to a continued issue of students using their phones during the day, 8th grade is no longer allowed to have phones in their backpacks. Mrs. Macy and I recognize that some students must have a phone on campus for after school travel, so those students will be allowed to put their phones in a lock box in my desk until the end of the day. All other students are to leave phones at home. We appreciate your support as we work to ensure our students are focused on academics and not on social media distractions.