Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy
The North Scott School District is searching for children who will be attending Kindergarten next fall! If you have a child who will be age five on or before Sept. 15, 2016 , please call the school where your child will attend. Ed White Elementary 285-3301.
If you have a friend or neighbor with a child who is eligible for Kindergarten next school year, please encourage them to call one of the school buildings. By putting your child’s name on our Kindergarten list, you will receive additional registration information and we will have a more accurate count for next fall.
On Wednesday our Ed White Families went outside and painted our own Family rock garden! These are being placed around the flower gardens at Ed White. Students will be reminded of their families every day!
Thank you to King's Material for making a donation to help us purchase the rocks used for this project.
Pictured left to right: Isaac V., Kennadi T., Emily M., and Tate M.
This week, students in 3rd grade participated in a Fairy Tale Quiz Bowl. To prepare for this event, teams of students read baskets of fairy tale books.The quiz bowl, which is set up much like a trivia night, had four rounds of questions about the books. This group of students won the final round! Congratulations to all of the 3rd grade readers on their efforts.
North Scott students will be learning from excellent texts in the coming years! This year teachers in kindergarten through sixth grade were able to select mentor texts for each of the six Common Core English Language Arts Standards taught throughout the district. These texts were funded through a generous SCRA grant for $27,525. With these texts, teachers will be able to use high quality examples of the ELA standards to support students’ thinking about complex texts.
Students in 4V recently published a book and celebrated their accomplishment! The students learn the steps of the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising and publishing at a whole new level. They also learn life skills by learning the importance of making deadlines, taking pride in doing their best work, and public speaking. We also studied in-depth about developing the story elements: characters, setting, events, problem, and solution.
Students were very curious this year about a "door" in our floor and wondered about what was under the "trap door". One day, we decided this would make a great writing prompt and the students were very excited to create narrative stories on this topic. Our book is titled, The Trap Door.
Mrs. Van Hal's mom, Marianne Sorenson, a children's author and retired 3rd grade teacher, came in and taught a writer's workshop to the students. Mrs. Sorenson wrote the introduction to the story, and all of the students had the same introduction to use as a springboard to their own stories. Twenty-four students, Mrs. Sorenson, and Mrs. Van Hal contributed stories and illustrations to the published book.
On Wednesday night, May 25, over 60 people attended our Book Publishing Celebration. Students, family members and Ed White staff members attended the celebration. Students read from our Author's Chair and had the opportunity to share their writings with an authentic audience. After the students read their stories, attendees celebrated with cake and lemonade generously provided by the Ed White PTA.
The Iowa Department of Public Health requires a one time booster of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) for children entering 7th grade. Students will need proof of a Tdap booster upon starting school in August 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the junior high nurse at 285-3410.
Concussion and physical forms will be coming home this week. Please check your student's folder. This is required for participation in junior high sports.
All forms can be returned to the junior high by the first day of school.
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