# News and Events

Weekly View of Why Students Love Learning at AHB

## 4th/5th: Week of Nov 13

General News Wow, this week flew by! Gammas showed incredible skill and maturity this week managing schedule changes, multiple projects, and our very first field trip! (It was fantastic!) We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Reading/Writing Update This week we introduced a creative project illustrating the family tree and characteristics of the main characters in our book. We also read another chapter, learned more vocabulary words, and continued plugging away at typing our biography writing projects! We are looking forward to sharing our amazing, thoughtful, and well researched writing projects with you all at POP in December. The […]

## Middle School: Week of Nov 13

Math: On Wednesday we took a break from our regularly scheduled programming to practice our problem solving skills. All students worked in groups to solve clues and build a turkey out of marshmallows, toothpicks and gumdrops. During the rest of the week, Da Sprouts started their new unit on ratios and practiced using ratios to make comparisons. EverShrooms reviewed percents and worked on percent application problems. Polar Bears continued to work on their linear equation quilt. Mountain Lizards continued to practice system of equations then moved onto solving system of inequalities. ELA: At long last, Odysseus is home in Ithaca!

## K/1st: Week of Nov 6

What’s Around Us?! The Great Plains Region! The region of the Great Plains, we learned, stretched far and wide with rolling hills and oceans of grass…we added this region to our maps. The wild grasses themselves are a marvel, standing as high as six feet or more, with roots just as deep. It was the perfect place for the Tatanka (Lakota for Bison/Buffalo) to roam. We learned some of the ways of the nomadic peoples who followed the herds of Bison and how they had ceremonies before their hunts to honor the spirits of the Bison who would give their

## 2nd/3rd: Week of Nov 6

Math This week, Ms. Andrea’s math group wrapped up Unit 3 with some tricky word problems. They ran the gamut – some had three addends, others had two steps to solving. The problem that challenged us most had an unknown start. To solve, first we created a subtraction sentence with a missing “big daddy,” then we turned it into an addition problem to solve! The crew ROCKED their unit assessment and previewed their next unit with a pre-assessment. We are so excited to finally learn how to regroup! At the end of the week we launched Unit 4 by practicing

## 4th/5th: Week of Nov 6

General News Next Wednesday (November 15th) we’ll be taking a short field trip to the library to see a guest speaker (an indigenous storyteller at the Windsor Park branch location.) Thank you to our parent chaperones! (It’s a simple event but we sent a planning document to everyone who reached out to transport kiddos. Thank you!) We’ll depart AHB around 10:30. If weather permits, we’ll plan to eat picnic-style outside after the storytelling and return to school around 12:45. Reading/Writing Update This week we worked hard on wrapping up drafting our biographies in our notebooks and some Gammas got started