It is hard to believe we are already in the 3rd week of January! That being said, many great learning opportunities continue at Waters.
Earlier in the month, 5th graders presented the Local School Council with three different fundraising endeavors, one local, one national and one international organization. Students requested the support of the LSC to raise awareness and funds for the following: Local: One Tail at a Time; National: Red Cross-Flood Relief; International: St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Center.
The LSC approved their request and work is underway to raise funds for these organizations. For more information, feel free to reach out to Ms. Hooper, their Teacher sponsor.
Did you know Waters middle schoolers will perform "Grease" this spring? Our LSC (and attendees) had the pleasure of a sneak peek preview from Danny, Sandy and "Dream Angel". Thank you Sofia, Otis, and Max for sharing your voices with us! From this preview, I can tell the show will be a hit! For more information, feel free to reach out to Ms. Garcia, our Drama teacher.
Anton (2nd grade) and Ayana (8th grade) were both winners in the Blackhawks Reading Challenge. Each student received not only a certificate but two tickets to a Blackhawks game! Congratulations. This reading challenge continues through March.
This week our 2nd graders conducted a "Maker's Mart" and "sold" their wares to classmates. The students studied economics and learned what it meant to be a consumer.
In addition, our 3rd graders designed and built their own instruments as a summative evaluation on a science unit on the physics of sound. The instruments created are a direct result of what the students learned and applied in science class. Mr. King has the working instruments on display. This learning experience of "Design and Make a Musical Instrument" is a result of the Maker Movement work going on at Waters.
This past Friday, students represented Waters at the network level Science Fair. Congratulations to our students who will represent Waters school at the city level Science Fair. Read more.
Have a great week!