Interdisciplinary Learning in Action: Combining meaningful reading, writing, math and social emotional learning at QAE:
What goes on at QAE each day? Here is an example of the rich learning opportunities at our school. Here are 1st and 2nd grade students reflecting on their reading using a growth mindset model, writing their reflections on post-it notes and then graphing their post-it note reflections to develop data analysis skills in math. This is a wonderful example of how QAE teachers set learning goals using our data, teachers then analyzed our data to identify specific targets in learning, and combined this work to support students with our social emotional learning goal:
Lunch Update: Science in Action
In response to feedback from older students, this year we aligned our lunch schedules so that students of similar age can eat and play together each day. 4th and 5th graders, 2nd and 3rd graders and K -1st graders have recess and lunch breaks together. This means that we have a large number of students eating lunch simultaneously in a very cavernous space. This gave our staff and students the opportunity to involve science to solve our noise conundrums. At first we grouped students by class while we helped students learn how to clean up their lunch area independently after eating. Once these responsibilities were mastered, our creative staff implemented responses to our sound challenges: we moved tables around so that students were sitting beside peers rather than across from peers and we faced the tables in the same direction. Then we taught the students about sound waves and explained our thinking about our cafeteria reorganization to reduce the volume. By involving students in solving the problem using science, we helped students to generate multiple solutions to our common problem. Our collaborative problem solving will continue throughout the year. We are proud of our student and staff collaboration on problem solving our real-life challenges together.
Thank You, 5th Grade Leaders!
5th Grade Tour Guides: Thank you to the following 5th grade students for being Tour Guides for our Oct. 3rd visit from Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland and Director Sue Peters:
5th Grade Greeters and Ushers for our Monthly Assembly: Fitting 18 classes into the cafeteria is a challenge this year, and we thank our 5th grade leaders for modeling and guiding younger students during our monthly assemblies:
5th Grade Jog-A-Thon Supporters: Thank you to the following 5th grade students who helped to count laps, assist runners, hand out water and cheer students on:
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact our school. Classroom teachers are happy to answer your questions about your child’s learning. Principal Janine Roy is happy to answer any questions parents have about our school, programs, initiatives and events. Please let us know how we can best support your child and family.
Janine Roy: firstname.lastname@example.org
QAE Phone: 206-252-1302
Welcome to the Rocket Reader blog! The PTSA's collection of news & information relevant to QAE Families. This is also shared weekly in the Rocket Reader e-newsletter. Use the form below to sign up!
The Rocket Reader newsletter is sent weekly by the PTSA.
Remote Learning (Fall 2020)
8:30am - Start Time
3:30pm - End Time
Further schedule details to be shared by district and Principal Roy.
"Regular" In-Person Schedule
7:30am - Breakfast & Playground Supervision Begins
7:50am - Breakfast Ends, Opening Bell
7:55am - School Day Begins
2:25pm - Dismissal
Wednesday Early Release
1:10pm - Dismissal