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Thank you for reading this week's edition of the Tuesday Bulletin,
December, 5 2017.
PBIS Thought For The Week
Focus : Be Thoughtful
Discussion Point : How can we be thoughtful on the playground? What does it mean to consider and think about other people who want to play? What does it mean to be a good sport?
6th Grade Holiday Boutique
STEM and Innovation At Laguna Road
Fourth graders were given the opportunity to explore fast and slow changes in Earth’s land formations by simulating boulders rolling down a mountain! After learning the concepts of weathering and erosion students were able to put these into practice by shaking sugar cubes in various containers. This lets the students visualize difficult scientific principles with hands-on tools they can understand. This lesson also allowed the students to make predictions and theorize about the effects of Earth’s ongoing weathering and erosion and ways they could potentially impact and combat it in the future.  

“According to the STEM Education Coalition, in 2010 there were 26 million jobs in STEM fields, constituting 20% of all U.S. jobs. By 2020 that figure is expected to grow by 9.2 million jobs, 4.6 million of those in the computing field alone.”
Tech Corner
Laguna Road sent many 5th grade students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge this year! The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition where students from the are create apps that can impact the world around them. This challenge allows students the opportunity to put their STEM knowledge into practice by coding apps that will make a difference in the world around them. Honorable mentions this year went to Oliver Jones for coding an app to help students with disabilities learn math; and to Zoey Bahng, Olivia Ardaya, Erin Chen, and Dana Lee for their app "Travi" an app to help people with their travel plans. Great work to all of our students for their hard work and creativity!
Writing Workshop
In Kindergarten, students are working on their informational pieces by writing "how-to" stories. One class learned how to make party mix and another learned how to make chocolate milk. All Kindergartners are learning that informational writers use words like "first, next, last" when writing how-to texts. These skills will carryover for the informational texts these students will be working on in first grade!
District Event - Find Your Fit