On February 26th, teachers were involved in a series of meetings designed to help teachers with ideas of how to improve instruction and ensure student learning.
This last week, sixth graders have been learning about the reasons why we experience seasons. To understand this concept, they participated in a lab where they were able to measure energy levels at various points throughout earth's orbit around the sun. Hopefully this solidified the idea that it is the TILT of the earth's axis that causes seasons.
On February 14th, most classes celebrated the special day in one way or another. Many classes participated in Valentine treat/card exchange as well as a Valentine's Day party. Students in the upper grades were given the option of designing their own card receptacle.
Recently, the Kindergarten classes at Westside celebrated the 100th day of school. The teachers dressed for the occasion!