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Seaborg/Minczeski Crew News: 12/1/14

Dates to Remember:

  • Friday, December 5:  Book Orders due
  • Tuesday, December 9:  Learn to Ski registration at Truckee Elem. 5:00
  • Wednesday, December 10:  Minimum Day – School dismissed at 1:00
  • Monday, December 15:  Nevada County Library
  • Thursday, December 18:  Celebration of Learning 6:00 – 7:30
  • Friday, December 19:  Nutcracker Ballet at 9:45 am
  • Monday, December 22 – Friday, January 2:  Winter Break
  • Monday, January 5:  Return to School – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Expedition Express

Fire and Ice:  Students have continued to learn more about the fascinating history of Truckee and our early beginnings in industry and economics.  Our crew has completed a timeline of events in Truckee’s history, dating back to 1844.  After completion of the timeline, students worked collaboratively to help create three original Reader’s Theater scripts based on the informational texts we read in class.  Each script contains factual information on Ice Harvesting, Lumber Mills, and Fire in Truckee during the late 1800′s.

Each Reader’s Theater script will be presented during our Celebration of Learning on December 18th.  One group will perform at 6:15, the other at 6:45 pm.  Your child’s performance time will be sent home in the next few weeks.

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Seaborg/Minczeski Crew Newsletter 10.23.14

Important Dates:

Oct. 27- Harvest of the Month: Peppers

Oct. 28 – SELS Summit Day at Castle Peak – 9:30 – 3:00

Oct 31 – Bear Walk; 9:45-11/11:30 am

Nov. 6 – Parent Math Night 6:00 – 7:00

Nov 10 & 11 – NO SCHOOL; professional development day for all schools and

Veteran’s Day

Nov 14 – Gratitude Dinner

Nov 19 – Minimum Day

Nov 24-28 – NO SCHOOL; Thanksgiving Week

Dec 10 – Minimum Day

Dec 22 – Jan 2 – NO SCHOOL; Winter Break


Expedition News

  •      Fieldwork:  Our Boca Adventure Campout earlier in the month could not have gone smoother.  The second and third graders showed the Sierra norms and were very engaged with our experts.  At one station, Truckee Cal Firemen discussed the recent fire at Boca and how they handle wildfires in general.  They had two fire trucks and the bulldozer there for them to check out and explore!  The icing on the cake was when they allowed the children to spray the fire hose.  At another station, we had ice-harvesting expert Tom Macauley share his wisdom with us.  His great-grandfather was a Boca ice harvester and had intriguing stories for the children.  Handling the authentic ice harvesting tool was a highlight for the crew.
  •      Thank you to chaperones: Cassie Hebel, Carolyn Gallagher, Randy Ronzone, Carrie Hunter, Kerri Flaherty, Susanna and Mark Neave, and Jeff Bender.  Also, thank you to Shauna Ronzone  and Susanna Neave for taking the time to organize behind the scenes!
  •      Fire- In the classroom, we jumped on the opportunity to focus on wildfires, as we were stuck inside from all of the King Fire smoke!  The students enjoy learning about the pros and cons of wildfire and have become quite opinionated about whether wildfires are good or evil.  We also walked to Truckee Fire Station 92, next to Wild Cherries, to work with expert Paul Spencer.  He shared numerous historical fires in Truckee and how they impacted the town over the years.
  •      Truckee timeline- Currently we are focusing on an overall timeline of Truckee’s history.  The students are working through complex text to pull out important information that we will be using for a Celebration of Learning performance.   Stay tuned for more info!

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