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Akers Crew 4th & 5th grade

Akers Crew Newsletter

Important Dates:

November 14- Gratitude Night

November 19- Minimum Day

November 20- Miracle Worker 12:15-2:15

November 24-28 – No School

December 5- Akers Crew to lead Community Meeting

December 10 – Minimum day

December 18- Celebration of Learning

December 19 – Nutcracker at Truckee High



The root of joy is gratefulness. It is not joy that makes us GRATEFUL, it is gratitude that makes us JOYFUL!                         -David Steindl-Rast

In a month of filled with Gratitude, I am thankful for all the students and families in our crew! Your support, encouragement and willingness to participate in our learning experiences create an optimal environment! Thank you for everything!

We continue to work on our Redcoats and Rebels expedition. Continue reading

Long Lake

Akers Crew News

Important Dates:

  • Picture Day: Oct 3
  • Picture Make up Day: Oct 15
  • Horse Back Riding: Oct 8 and 29
  • Minimum Day: Oct 13-17 and Oct 22
  • Crew Goal Setting Conferences: Oct 7,9, 13, 14, 15
  • SELS Summit Day: Oct 28
  • Bear Walk: Oct 31

Dear Crew Families,

Our fall expedition, Redcoats and Rebels, is off to a great start! We have conquered our first case study about the establishment of the 13 Colonies (“Colony Vs. King”). The students can describe the similarities and differences of the 13 original colonies and are investigating the political, social, religious, and economic motivations that lead to the revolutionary war. The student are currently putting final touches on an opinion writing piece with use of evidence of learning from our different protocols we have done this past month. We have done peer editing within our crew and met with 8th grade buddies who also helped in the edit process. Moving on with the rest of our expedition, we have been dancing every Friday with the Brisbin Crew learning social dances of the Revolutionary War time. George Washington loved to dance minuets and our students are doing a amazing with the dance steps! We can wait to show you on our Celebration of Learning night! Continue reading