Sra. Alexander's Sol & Luna Classes



Sra. (Plante) Alexander - dalexander@cfsd16.org

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Current topic: LIGHT!

AZMERIT - Writing 4/18, Reading Part 1 - 4/20, Math Part 1 - 4/21
Reading Part 2 -  4/25, Math Part 2 - 4/27 

Bash and Dash Carnival - Saturday, May 6 here at Ventana. We have a booth- Patito Pio (or Hook a Duck)! We need small prizes that connect to our wonderful hispanic culture, if possible. We also need a big tent and people to help man the booth. Contact us to help out for a shift! 


Tarea/Homework week of 3/28-4/21 We are reading Los 500 Sombreros de Bartolomé Cubbins por Dr. Seuss
We are studying la luz - light! I have many links on my"Web 2.0 Links" tab above. I will post experiments and ideas in Google classrooms. We will first learn about reflection, then refraction, followed by translucent, transparent, and opaco/opaque. Finally we will work with prisms and be able to explain how a rainbow is formed. This month I will also be helping students login to their Spanish Language arts portal called "Benchmark" where they can access books to read at home and in class! The login will work throughout the summer too! After light, we will study plants, adaptations, and the food web. We will also cover resources in social studies towards the end of April.
 "What does optional mean?" It means choose an option from the weekly list, one or more activities that suit your homelife and student needs. Students are not graded on homework. Extra practice translates to better understanding of the vocabulary and concepts studied in class)- Choose one Book Flix, Tumblebooks, Duolingo, or another Spanish book (see my web links). Write down in your planner which book or story you read. Why not send me a Telagami and tell me about the book? 


Scholastic Book Ordering:Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub 
One-Time Class Activation Code: L9HW6
Search "Club Leo" for Spanish books
Please consider ordering online using a credit card this year. It is safe, easy and FAST! Also, it gives our classrooms more points towards earning classroom books! Here's how...

If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:

  •  REGISTER at scholastic.com/readingclub
  •  ENTER the Class Activation Code at the top of this letter
  •  CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT the order to me by the due date listed on the website
  •  EARN FREE Books for our classroom too!

Dulce Sharing



This year my students will follow the diary of Papa Smurf (Papa Pitufo) #dondeestapapapitufo and our pet Guinea Pig Dulce on many adventures. They will interact with the videos in writing and orally. Dulce y Daisy

I encouraged the students to ask permission to download Tellagami for free. You can make your own Gami using spoken words. Students can dictate their responses to me and email them dalexander@cfsd16.org

Follow me on Twitter: @SraAlexander! Follow Papa Pitufo on #dondeestapapapitufo

Also, check out my Vimeo feeds to see what Dulce and Pitufo (Smurf) are up to! Profile name - 
 DeDe Alexander

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By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

The New York Times: March 17, 2012

SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age. Book Box articles on bilingualism





A copy of our schedule is also below.



Our BOOK CLUB Blogs

Tune-in soon to read more about our in-class BLOGS. Students login with their 901 number (but NOT the cfsd16.org part) and password that goes with that.






Subpages (1): Classwork
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Vv Diane Agans Alexander,
Aug 6, 2016, 9:02 AM
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Vv Diane Agans Alexander,
Aug 6, 2016, 10:00 AM
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Vv Diane Agans Alexander,
Aug 22, 2016, 4:21 PM
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Vv Diane Agans Alexander,
Jan 11, 2017, 3:11 PM
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Vv Diane Agans Alexander,
Aug 29, 2016, 12:07 PM