SOUTH IS SPECIAL!
SOUTH IS SPECIAL! Each month we will highlight one ‘special-area’ class in our newsletter! Find out what’s been happening in MUSIC CLASS with Mrs. Wilson!
How exciting it has been to have students back in the music room making music together this year! We’ve started the year off with some name games while keeping a steady beat. “Up the Ladder” has been a favorite of 1st and 2nd grade as each student introduced themselves with a dance move, while kindergarten students got to play their names on a drum for “Say Your Name.” Kindergarten students were introduced to playing classroom instruments on “Join Into the Game” and will be heading to the farm next week to learn how to read music notation from our animal friends. 2nd graders have already been playing xylophones for “Go, Go, Go,” working on playing with a steady beat and alternating hands. The first graders have also been working on keeping a steady beat with a copycat game. If you have a first grader, ask them to sing and play “Miss Mary Mack” with you.
SOUTH CELEBRATES DIVERSITY
Looking for diverse books to read at home?
Please take a moment to visit our SOUTH CELEBRATES DIVERSITY site for many options! You will find a variety of books (non-fiction, fiction, and books available from the South CLC) based on the theme for September - HISPANIC LATINO HERITAGE MONTH. This site will be updated each month with new offerings.
SECOND GRADE SAFETY PATROL
Your second grade student may come home from school this week talking about the opportunity to be part of Safety Patrol at South School because a new session is starting! Safety Patrol is only open to second graders because we want the role of modeling safety, good choices and looking out for one another to fall to the oldest students in our school. If you do not want your student to participate, please let your child’s classroom teacher know.
INSTRUCTION DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE
When students are placed in quarantine due to COVID-19, South School teachers will provide access to asynchronous instruction. Teachers will share learning activities and students will have access to their school-issued iPad. Classroom teachers will provide a brief daily zoom check-in to keep students on track. We will also provide pre-recorded videos and lessons from our special-area teachers.
This year, all registration will be done online using our Family Access portal. Families will complete a registration form and upload all residency documents via Skyward Family Access.
Please follow the LINK for registration guidelines.
In order to register, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021.