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Starlight Weekly Video #27
Good morning, everybody! Happy Monday! It's the 27th week of school!Uploaded Mar 24, 2020
Our growth mindset quote of the week is: "Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change."
Our PBIS skill of the week is: Disagreeing Appropriately.
Our 4th graders took a field trip to the Discovery Cube Science Center and Museum in Orange County. They participated in lots of hands-on exhibits and activities.
In our classrooms, students were doing I-Ready Reading and Math, getting tested by support staff, learning about real-world events in their reading anthologies, writing paragraphs using the Step Up To Writing strategies, learning how to read by blending letters to make words, and brainstorming ideas before they wrote. We had visitors come to watch some of our teachers teach and saw several students getting up to speak in front of the whole class and olf course everyone is expected to know their learning targets and success criteria.
Mrs. Waters and Sophia Barranco got to attend a special event because of Mrs. Waters County Teacher of the Year award. They were featured in a magazine and everything! Wow!
Great job on your participation in the Read-a- thon. Classes who read the most books during the 1st week were: Pyle, Dickinson, Shirks, Chamberlain, Waters, Pippenger and Mrs. Sheldon's class. Keep reading everybody. 2 more weeks! I can wait to see who read the most last week. Remember to be honest when recording your books.
It was so nice having Katie, Kaylana, and Grace read to our kindergarten through 2nd graders. They enjoyed themselves and said they would love to come back anytime. Thanks for making them feel so welcome!
Jackson says, "Friday is Twin Day. You can dress up like a twin with someone or triplets or a whole group. It's up to you! We have 11 sets of twins in our school. Isn't that cool?
Have a great week!!
Starlight Weekly Video #26
Good morning everybody, happy Monday! It’s the 26th week of school!Uploaded Mar 24, 2020
Our growth mindset quote of the week is: You are capable of so much more than you can imagine.”
Hey! That reminds me of our Beaumont High girls soccer team. They won the CIF division championship game! They beat a team who had never lost! Now, they move on to the state championships. These girls are a great example of how much you can accomplish through hard work, lots of practice, and working together as a team.
Our PBIS Skill of the week is: Mind Your Own Business, Please (MYOB, P)
Everyone did a great job on our Hold and Secure drill. You stayed in place and didn’t go in or outside of the building and you locked all exterior doors.
Some 5th graders read to their kindergarten reading buddies to help them with their Read-a-thon goal. Our K-2nd graders goal is 100 books. We changed the 3rd-5th grade goal a bit so now, it’s 4 AR points each week or a total of 16 AR points by March 20th.
No matter what is going on around Starlight, you can always be sure there is lots of learning going on in our classrooms!.
Mrs. Salinas introduced Makerspaces for TK/Kindergarteners for the first time last week. It was obvious that they loved exploring and being creative.
Congratulations to our Star students on being chosen for your good behavior and academic skills.
Our 3rd graders went on a field trip adventure to Legoland and had a great time!
Did you know that today is Dr. Seuss’ real birthday?!
If you missed the Book Fair don’t worry. There is another one coming this Saturday at the Chatigny Center and it’s buy one get one free! The Starlight Superstars are going to sing as well as students from Three Rings, Brookside, Anna Hause, Sundance, our Honor Band, and Dance Spectrum! I hope I’ll get to take some of your artwork to take and decorate the room. See you there!
Jackson says…Don’t forget to clean your classroom every day. There are 928 of you and only 2 night custodians. Do your part!
If you’re not already stacking them, start stacking your chairs in small stacks at the end of each row. That will help. Have a great week!
Starlight Weekly Video #25 (2020)
Good morning, everybody! Happy Monday! It’s the 25th week of school.Uploaded Mar 24, 2020
Our growth mindset quote of the week is: “There is no substitute for hard work.”
Our PBIS Skill of the Week is: Waiting Your Turn
Starlight staff and students were busy at work before our break!
1st graders performed contraction surgery in Room 402.
Our 3rd graders did a fantastic job on their performance about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Congratulations to Nadia Hernandez and Sophie Casas for their artwork being selected as the front and back cover of the Starlight Yearbook. Mini versions of some of the other entries will be shown inside the yearbook.
Our TK/Kindergarten performance was a big success!
Songs were sung in both English and Spanish and our students’ families loved them! Great job, kindergarteners!
On Friday the 14th, Starlight Staff met to talk about our programs and discuss our best instructional strategies.
Before we left for break, we had to close down the 4 square courts because some of our students were not following the rules even after we asked them to. We noticed that some students were teaming up against others, arguing with each other, filling out incident reports on each other, tattling on each other, getting very angry when they got out, and not showing good sportsmanship.
We will continue to monitor each game to make sure students are playing safely and decide if students are playing according to the rules and if we should keep that area open or not.
Jasckson says, “The Read-a-thon starts today and so does the Book Fair! We are going to see how many books our Starlight students can read in a month. It’s like a personal challenge. Each person who reaches 100% of their goal will receive a medal!
Have a great week!
Starlight Weekly Video #24
Good morning, everybody! Happy Monday! It’s the 24th week of school!Uploaded Feb 17, 2020
Our growth mindset quote of the week is: My effort and attitude determine my abilities!
Our PBIS Skill of the week is: Using an Appropriate Voice Tone
Our 4th graders have been studying California history and had a special presentation on the Gold Rush. The presenter was very impressed with our 4th graders’ behavior. Nice effort!
We saw learning happening in a variety of ways at Starlight last week. We saw small group instruction, whole group instruction, and students working independently.
We saw students in nice lines going to and from their classrooms. Some awesome artwork, program practice and caught several students and staff being awesome!
We celebrated the accomplishments of our Award Winners for January and February.
We ended the week with our Sweetheart Paint Night sponsored by our awesome PTA. Everyone started with a clean canvas and in the end, every painting was a little different. It’s nice when you can express your own creativity.
Jackson says: Stay FOCUSED and work SUPER HARD this week in school!
Here’s a little AVID cheer from Room 413…
Have a GREAT week!
Starlight Weekly Video #20
Good morning, everybody! Happy Monday! This is the 20th week of school.Uploaded Jan 18, 2020
Our growth mindset quote of the week is: “It’s ok to not know but it’s not ok not to try.”
Our PBIS Skill of the Week is: Staying on Task
We started off last week with Positive School Culture Assemblies where all students were reminded of our behavior expectations at Starlight.
Look, here is an example of excellent library behavior from Ms. Pyle’s TK/K class.
Here’s another example...Ms. Michelle caught Mrs. Jimenez’s students behaving over and over again so she recommended them for a class award and a treat! They behave even when no one is watching.
Ms. BJ and Mr. Jones give out Gold Tickets for cleaning the cafeteria. Kdg had excellent behavior in the MPR. Mrs. Dickinson’s 1st grade students celebrated their kind bucket-filling behavior!
We celebrated our Star students for their accomplishments in math, reading, writing, spelling, and great behavior.
Mrs. Casillas met with the new Cross Age Tutor group to review the expectations of their job.
Mrs. Casillas and I went around to classrooms to deliver perfect attendance awards for the 1st trimester of school. These students were also not late to school and didn’t leave early. Our attendance at Starlight has been good. Thanks for making it a priority to come to school every day. Last month, our TK students had the highest attendance, 98%!
We had fun finding out what you were learning in your classrooms again last week. Several students were sent to the office because they are earning so many AR points! Make sure you’re reading books and taking quizzes every week! Remember...the more you read, the better you will do in every subject.
Our Starlight students did a great job at the district Spelling Bee! Andee, Alain, and Jayceon competed against middle schoolers. Eileena was there as an alternate just in case she was needed. Alain, who is an English learner, came in 5th place out of all of the contestants. Wow!
Thanks to those of you who came out for the Panera Fundraiser! Starlight families practically filled up the whole restaurant!
Jackson says, “May your week be filled with learning and lots of laughter!”
Have a great week!
Starlight Weekly Video #13
Good morning everybody! Happy Monday! It’s week 13 of school!Uploaded Nov 02, 2019
Our PBIS Skill of the Week is: Asking Permission
Our Growth Mindset of the Week is: “When you approach life with a growth mindset, you understand that abilities can be developed.”
Mrs. Casillas and I sure enjoyed visiting your classrooms and seeing what you were working on this week.
Our Star students got together and had lunch and a treat to celebrate meeting their weekly goals!
We ended the week with a Friday Dance Party!
Thanks again to Mrs. Shirks for putting together our Git Up Challenge Video. Everyone LOVES it!
We had a great time at our first-ever Trunk or Treat event! Hundreds of Starlight staff, students and their families enjoyed all the activities. Thanks for out wonderful PTA for organizing this special night. I’m sure we’ll be doing that again next year!
Jackson says, “Take all of your lost items home today!” Have a great week!