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Welch 2nd / 3rd grade crew

Welch Crew News: 12/01/14

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, December 8:  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
  • Thursday, December 11:  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 3 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.

Crew News

Celebration of Learning:   Mark your calendars for our Fall 2014 Celebration of Learning on Thursday, December 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at SELS.  Plan to attend the Reader’s Theater performances in our classroom at either 6:15 or 6:45, then feel free to roam the school and learn about the other Expeditions happening in all the crews.  It truly is a Celebration of all our Learning. Continue reading

Welch Crew News: 10/24/14

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, October 28:  SELS Summit Day at Castle Pass
  • Thursday, October 30:  Nevada County Library
  • Friday, October 31:  Bear Walk
  • Thursday, November 6:  Parent Math Night
  • Monday-Tuesday, November 10-11:  NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • Friday, November 14:  Gratitude Evening
  • Wednesday, November 19:  Minimum Day
  • Monday – Friday, November 24-28:  NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

We are crew Not Passengers

Expedition Express

FIRE and ICE:  Earlier this month, our crew set out on our Fall Adventure Fieldwork to the historical townsite of Boca.  It was a great experience for all involved.  The 2nd and 3rd grade students showed how to live by the SIERRA norms throughout the trip by showing RESPECT to our experts, STRENGTH by stepping outside of their comfort zone and spending the night with their crewmates in tents, and RESPONSIBILITY when cleaning up our campsite and keeping track of their belongings.  Students listened to stories about Ice Harvesting in the old town of Boca and were able to hold and experience authentic Ice Harvesting tools brought to us by expert Tom Macauley.  Another area for students to explore was the Cal Fire trucks and bulldozers.  The crew learned how these firefighters manage and contain wildfires in our area. Continue reading