alpha Mrs. Barrett
Valley Creek Elementary Alpha Instructor

The Alpha year is off to a great start. Our thematic study this year is about EXPLORATION. At present, we are studying risk takers from the past, the present, and from fiction. We have created a web, using Inspiration, illustrating attributes of risk takers. Original poems and stories related to risk taking are being written.

Our math study is centering around geometry. We have created many fun and interesting designs using principles of geometry. At the present we are studying Fibonacci and his number patterns. We have learned to draw a Golden Rectangle and have used it to create our own designs.

The stock market game is just beginning. Let's hope we have several winners at the district level just as we did last season. We are also hoping for some published writers in Rising Star as we create original poems and stories on various topics.

The Fifth Grade students are each producing a personal streaming media as well as personal electronic portfolios. All students are working on the electronic portfolios using Power Point and other technology resources.

The Third Grade is presently doing a SCAMPER activity with apples as well as studying responsible risk taking. They will soon be off on a field trip to see a marionette production of Peter Pan.

We continue to discover how much fun learning really can be.
My Quia activities and quizzes
Famous Risk Takers
Attributes of Risk Takers
Weather Game 2
First Grade
Second Grade
Useful links
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