EY updates

Hello! We area all working on our second quarter project-Superstars of History and I love to see the students researching and finding out about his/her specific time period. This week, the students will begin to research a specific event/person and begin to create the Superstar page. We will share these on the blog when complete! Continue reading for more information.

Events and Contests-There are tons and tons of events and contests for students on the EY blog. Check them out @ http://ey.westside66.org/category/other-events-contests/

Geography Bee- If your child is participating in the school be please encourage him/her to check out for resources http://ey.westside66.org/category/geobee/

For all children who love learning about our world-We have access from Nov. 10-Dec. 10 to a website which contains several resources. Scroll down to the “Books” section and look for “How to Ace the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide,” and the “Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth’s Astonishing Animals and Where They Live.” http://www.galesites.com/trial/geobee/district66

Quiz Bowl-The EY team sponsored a quiz bowl at Underwood Hills on Nov 7th.  Each of the 10 buildings sent two teams.  The questions were quite challenging and I was prouf of the teams that attended-link to the event and pictures!

Math Contest Practice– Our first Math Olympiad contest is coming up next week.  If your child likes to work on math contest problems, check out Math Stars

The purpose of Math Stars is to challenge students beyond the classroom setting. Good problems can inspire curiosity about number relationships and geometric properties. It is hoped that in accepting the challenge of mathematical problem solving, students, their parents, and their teachers will be led to explore new mathematical horizons. Math Stars are in sets for Grades 1-8 and include commentaries for teachers. All Math Stars Newsletters are ready for classroom use and available for downloading as PDF files.  Link to newsletters

Engineering Learning Center-Mrs. Spady has put some info about engineering opportunities for children @ http://ey.westside66.org/category/parents/

Battle of the Books-The students are doing a great job with the book checks.  I am reading slides, helping with goal setting, and offering suggestions on how to improve projects. The students will have to read ten books and complete ten activities to attend the book celebration in the spring- but many of the students are almost to this point and it is mid November! Way to go readers!!!

Please email me with any question or concerns

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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