We started reading about ocean life and jellyfish this week in reading. While the photos are beautiful, there’s something quite amazing about seeing jellyfish glide through the water. Now, we can! Check out this live stream of jellyfish from the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Monterey Bay Aquarium lets you virtually visit the aquatic animals they house–all for free! See sharks, watch birds, follow the African penguins around, and check out the jellyfish (my personal favorite).
At our next parent collaboration group–Tuesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 22nd–we are going to talk about sleep. So many of our students are having disrupted sleep which leads to a hard time with everything else. We will problem solve these situations together!
Several $100 gift cards will be given out. We’ve had small turnout at a few of these sessions where every parent ended up with $100 gift card!
Parent-teacher conferences are approaching quickly. This optional conference is available to parents who are interested in checking in with classroom teachers about how their child is doing with distance learning and/or about any continued support that may be needed. If you’d like to meet, you can schedule a conference here. Conferences will be held via Zoom. A personalized link will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your scheduled time.
· April 29th School Pictures (Available anytime between 12:30pm to 4pm)
The Lifetouch flier and picture packet that would normally be sent home physically with your student can be found here. The packets will be available here on the picture days if you want to wait to pick one up when you come in for photos or you are welcome to come to the office anytime to get one. Online ordering is also available. Clear Lake’s online ordering code is EVTF8BGNR.
For questions, please contact Teresa in the front office at 541-689-0511.
We need the completed forms for all students by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 13. Please let me or Leslie Brown, our Media Coordinator, know if you need any assistance.
Distance Learning can be CHALLENGING! The challenges can vary from trying to maintain consistent schedules to responding to noticeable changes in childrens’ behavior. Many students may be showing their frustration about distance learning by arguing with guardians, avoiding class work in various ways, and sometimes more disruptive behaviors that may feel surprising. Some of the behaviors can catch us by surprise and can be very challenging for parents and guardians to navigate.
If your child is struggling with their behavior during distance learning, you are not alone. The school psychologists and counselors in Bethel are teaming up to offer support. Based on input from families, we are offering three opportunities for parents and guardians to collaborate and get ideas for working through some of these challenges. Our team will share ways to prevent and respond to these behaviors, as well as offer guardians some time to share and collaborate with each other through open discussion, regarding the challenges families are facing, ideas that have worked, and come up with new solutions.
We are offering multiple groups throughout the year, with three different time and day options. Participants will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card. Continue reading Caregiver Collaboration and Connection Group
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is reprising the wildly popular Home Safaris that it created to bring the zoo to people at home when it was closed last spring. The winter Home Safari series, which runs through the month of February, will feature behind-the-scenes visits, animals enjoying enrichment, and some surprise announcements!
This week, you can meet the zoo’s new ostrich, Myrtle, and check in on Komodo dragon Hudo to see how he’s doing after his double cataract surgery. And–spoiler alert–they will also be revealing a pregnancy during the home safaris! Which animal will be welcoming a new baby? Tune in to find out!
Check out all past and future home safaris on the Zoo’s You Tube channel.
This morning, STEM 30 along with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hosted a live chat featuring astronaut Stan Love. Love flew on Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-122 and performed two spacewalks. During the live chat, Love answered questions and explained why communication is so important in space travel.
From Dr. Jill Biden: Join us for the first-ever livestream for young Americans before and during the Inaugural Ceremonies. The livestream, hosted by award-winning entertainer and advocate Keke Palmer, will feature a special message from Dr. Jill Biden; commentary from historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Erica Armstrong Dunbar; a segment on presidential pets produced by Nickelodeon; excerpts of student voices from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs “We the Young People” programming; trivia questions, including some asked by Doug Emhoff; segments produced by the Library of Congress; and other special features.