Category Archives: Akers Crew

Akers Crew 4th & 5th grade

Happy 2015 School Year Akers Crew!

Dates to Remember :
Strategic Plan Workshop: 9/10, 6pm – 7pm

Garden Party Work Day: 9/20, 9am – 1pm

Garden Party Work Day: 10/3, 9am – 1pm

SELS Summit Day: 10/16

Fall Family Photo Shoot: 10/17

Bear Walk (a-thon): TBA

Gratitude Evening: 11/13,
6pm – 7:30pm

Celebration of Learning: 12/17, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Teacher Training: 10/5
Veteran’s Day: 11/11
Thanksgiving: 11/23 – 11/27
Winter Break: 12/21 – 1/1

11/2 – 11/6

The start of the year has been extremely positive! It has been such a joy melding our crew together. We are establishing strong ethics in the SIERRA Norms and Habits of Work through investigation of the Design Principle of the Month: Responsibility for Learning.  This language is unpacked every day and students and I refer back to it on a consistent basis to keep fresh on the mind.   We have started our HOW’s weekly goal setting with our first discussion Continue reading Happy 2015 School Year Akers Crew!

The Secret of The Spheres

Important dates:

March 3-12 – Goal Setting Meetings

March 10 – Hands in the River Field Work

Minimum day 3/11- Goal Setting meetings

In School Minimum day – 3/12 Goal Setting Meetings

4/15 – Minimum day

5/6 – Minimum day

4/24 – Space Challenger in Sparks

May 27-30 – Monterey Bay Field work

TBA – Field work to Discovery Museum in Reno

Hello Crew Families!

We have kicked off our spring expedition, The Secret of the Spheres! Our first case study will be about our atmosphere. We will identify the elements that make-up our air, the different levels/layers that create our atmosphere, and analyze the chemistry of the atmosphere. We will also study the weather and what layer it develops in, and how weather systems travel. Another piece to our case study will be exploring how the earth is a closed system except for the energy from the sun.

The students are reflecting on their fall academic, character and HOW’s goals. We are creating new goals or revisiting former goals. Expect to have a goals setting sheet to come home and please take time to go over this with your child. Please remember to sign up on our google doc goal setting page. Continue reading The Secret of The Spheres