Fernway School Fernway School “Welcome to the Fernway Family” – One of five K-4 Buildings: Boulevard, Fernway, Mercer, Lomond, Onaway – Built in 1927 – 15 Classrooms, 3 per grade level – Over 350 students – 37 staff members The Mission of the Schools The District will nurture, educate, and graduate students who are civic-minded and prepared to make ethical decisions; who are confident, competent communicators, skillful in problem solving, capable of creative thinking; who have a career motivation and a knowledge of our global and multicultural society. Our Mission: Civic-minded, ethical students • Student Mediation • Student Group on Race Relations (SGORR) makes annual visits to the 4th grade • Family Service Projects Our Mission: Confident, competent communicators • Curriculum centered on effective and varied expression • Readers Theater • Reading groups • Writers Workshop • Kindergarten Journaling • Performances Our Mission: Skilled Problem Solvers • Curriculum-centered problem solving • Chess Club • Enrichment Programs • International Baccalaureate programme • Successmaker computer program • Science Lab field trips Our Mission: Creative Thinkers • Curriculum centered on creative outcomes of learning • Music and Art classes • Art Club • 3rd grade Musical • 4th grade Poetry Play Our Mission: Career Motivated Students • Scientist in the schools • Parent career visits and volunteerism Our Mission: Global and Multicultural Knowledge • Mandarin Chinese taught weekly • International mindedness a focus of IB The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right." • • • • • • Transdisciplinary Themes Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves Sharing the planet PTO IB Arts integration experiences Susan Weber worked with fourth and first grades – in fourth grade the students learned about local history through story telling and the kindergarteners talked about the elements of story and had a chance to act out two stories from others cultures Kevin Maury helped the third grade students design a character mural! Grade 2 and 1 are coming! Learner attitudes and attributes Attribute of the week: I use my words to share my thinking and I listen to my friends. Some of our essential agreements Some of our wonder walls Featured Country: Kenya • Some of the world’s oldest human fossils have been found in Kenya. • Kenya’s elephants and rhinos have been hunted for their valuable ivory tusks for a long time. To protect these animals, Kenya has made the ivory trade illegal. • Kenya is known for its beautiful grasslands, called savannas, where zebra, gazelle, and other animals live. • The equator runs across Kenya, so the weather is hot. During the wet seasons it can rain for several hours a day. Resource: Previous Kindergarten IB planners • Who we are People discover who they are by learning, working, playing and having new experiences • How we organize People use signs and tools to communicate, organize and stay safe. • Sharing the Planet Conflicts can be solved peacefully. • How we express ourselves Exploring and responding to literature helps people discover and express ideas and feelings. Previous Kindergarten IB planners – How we express ourselves Students can tell you the elements of a story! Students visited the public library to learn more about story writing and telling! Current Kindergarten IB planner Where we are the place and time Central Idea: Every living thing needs a place to stay and places to go. Previous 1st Grade IB planners • Who we are People build relationships by living, working, playing and learning with other people • Sharing the planet People protect natural resources through careful conservation. • How we organize People fulfill their needs and wants by selecting different goods and services. • How we express ourselves Literature informs, unites, and entertains individuals and groups. Previous 1st Grade IB planner Graphic courtesy of Ellen Seguin, Fernway parent Students analyzed stories for characters, setting and major events. Current 1st IB planner How the world works Central Idea: Liquids and solids can change temperature, shape, and direction. Previous 2nd Grade IB planners • Who we are People make choices in various settings and their actions have a consequences • How we organize People make, buy, sell and use goods and services to survive and enjoy life. • How the world works Many events in the natural world occur with predictable changes. Current 2nd Grade IB planner Sharing the planet: Living things • impact . the environment in which they live; the environment also impacts living things Students are currently researching an endangered animal – murals to follow! Upcoming 2nd grade IB planner How we express ourselves • Central Idea: Artists express their feelings which causes others to react in their own ways. Amanda Powell is coming to help the students write their own songs April 13th! Previous 3rd Grade IB planners • How we organize Members of communities collaborate to establish and implement organizational systems . • How we organize Cultures exhibit both change and continuity across time and place. • Who we are People develop and acquire skills to solve problems. • How we express ourselves Authors and illustrators communicate ideas by using a variety of techniques and styles. Previous 3rd Grade IB planner Students read, reacted to, and illustrated stories. Previous 4th Grade IB planners • Who we are How people respond to technologies and innovations impacts their well-being • How we express ourselves Artifacts give insights into the habits and behaviors of cultures throughout time. • Where we are in place and time People immigrate and migrate because of challenges and opportunities. • Where we are in place and time Decisions promote or deny equal opportunities and social justice. Previous 4th Grade IB planner Students were witnesses or jury members trying to make a just decisions in fairy tale trials. Current 4th Grade IB planner • Sharing the Planet • Central Idea: The reshaping of the Earth impacts the lives of living things. Inquiry! Happy birthday to… April 9 – April 30 Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Claudia Cullen Lauren Hilbert Charlotte Glasper Angel Coffee-Frazier Hudson Jones Gabrielle Gonzalez Kylan Marshall Tyrionna Jackson Zachary Honig TyTiana Davis Javary Watson Rose Hellesen Madelyn Drew Amani Redden Max Treppo James (Mac) Stewart Grade 3 Grade 4 Joseph Mazzone Caroline Brancato Joshua Bickerstaff Brandon Arnold Alexandria Range-Peterson Breyasia Worthy Jackson Lang Ryan Skall Fernway staff Mr. Belk Mrs. Mohney Upcoming and recent fieldtrips! • 4/9 Berggrun to planetarium • 4/11 Paskewitz to planetarium • 4/12 Whidden to science lab • 4/12 Zucca to Art Museum • 4/18 Lewis to planetarium • 4/19 Hannah to science lab • 4/26 Brown to science lab • 4/26 Vail to science lab • 4/27 McGill to science lab Fernway Important Dates! • 4/17 Incoming Grade 5 Parent Orientation at Woodbury, 9:30 am & 7:00 pm • 4/18 PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm • 4/18 Incoming Kindergarten Open House, 9:30 am • 4/19 Registration – Extended Hours 8:00 am – 6:30 pm • 4/23 – 5/11 Ohio Achievement Assessments • 4/26 Book Pad • 5/1 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch • 5/1 Ice Cream Social & Band Concert H.S. 6:30 pm • 5/17 Fernway Open House 7:00 pm • 5/31 4th Grade Poetry Play 7:00 pm PTO News! ABC School Donation Program Support Fernway School While You Shop! Sign up for a Heinen’s Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program. Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice at www.heinensrewards.com! Heinen’s will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO. Celebrate Shaker’s 100th Birthday at the Ice Cream Social & Band Concert Bring the family to this annual celebration on the High School’s front lawn, May 1 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a dish of ice cream, a slice of birthday cake, and the sounds of Shaker’s renowned bands from Woodbury, the Middle School, and the High School.