3rd-grade semantic gradients
Clutter Mess Disorder Confusion Destruction Chaos Semantic gradients are a great way to deepen students' understanding of related words! Today, 3rd-grade readers warmed up their brains by trying to organize words from the least amount to the greatest amount of "disorder", one of our newest vocabulary words. We even tossed in a few antonyms at the end to enrich our discussion! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud
Our Eastside Legends have waited all year for this moment! They have been reflecting on their learning this week and setting their goal for their end of year testing that starts next week for Grades k through 3rd grade! Student self reflection is a huge component of what we do at Eastside to build student self efficacy! We are so proud of all their powerful growth and can’t wait to see how they rock that test and GLOW! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud
Test Bash 2023!
The test bash was truly one for the books!! These kids are ready to GLOW! So many people to thank! Thank you Coach BJ for your powerful speech! Thank you Mr. Michael Davis for running sound! Thank you Matt Stell for the inspiring words! Thank you Mr. Rodgers for letting us borrow the fog machine! Thank you Jessica Farris for choreographing the dance! Thank you Greenbrier Band for pumping us up! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud
2nd grade is working on adding and subtracting within 1,000. To mix things up, Mrs. Suarez’ class went outside and used chalk to solve some math problems! They used number lines, base 10 blocks and even the standard algorithm to regroup when subtracting.
Kindergarten Registration is coming!
📣We are excited to meet our incoming KINDERGARTENERS and their families. We will be holding kindergarten registration on April 11th from 4-6! To prepare, families new to our building can gather a few things that will ensure you complete your registration: ▪️a copy of your child’s birth certificate (We can make the copy for you if need) ▪️a copy of your child’s social security card ▪️2️⃣ proofs of residency in the EES zone (Drivers license may serve as one form of proof.) ▪️your child’s most recent physical and up to date shot records If you are still awaiting shot records, the 5 year checkup, or have any other issues, we can help! Come by that evening so we can get you registered and in our kindergarten numbers. Please share this post to pass the info along to others in our school community!
Book Fair is coming!
Book Fair is coming on March 13th! You can visit Eastside to purchase books with your kiddo, send cash, or put money in an e-wallet! Scan the QR code to learn more!
Dr. Seuss Guest Readers
Eastside celebrated Dr. Seuss's Read Across America by inviting several of our community members, businesses, and district staff to read to our classrooms! Students were able to make a reading connection to future careers!
Continuing Education Partners
Dr. Treadway from Arkansas Tech and Ms. Hardnett from Arkansas Department of Education OERZ came to observe a guiding coalition meeting and ask questions about how our district supports novice teachers! We love to help our partners in continuing education prepare future teacher leaders!
All students at Eastside have data binders! Throughout the year, they conference with their teacher, graph their growth, and celebrate. These kindergarten kids from Mrs. Berry’s class can’t wait to share their growth with their families at conferences on Thursday. We hope to see everyone there!
Roots and their meaning
Did you know math teachers even teach reading? Mrs. Parker, 5th-grade math teacher, was working with her group of word study students on a new word part! Today they were learning about the word part dem. After brainstorming words with that part, they had to decide if it meant “people”.
K-5 Music Classes this week have been learning about the Lunar New Year. They have learned about traditions around the New Year, instruments specific to Asian countries, and have learned how to sing and dance to several Lunar New Year songs. Here you can see them performing a traditional Lunar New Year fan dance with fans they made themselves. The video shows them playing a traditional Japanese game called "Se, Se,Se." Can you guess what the game would be in English?
C and K rules!
Kindergarten was learning about the letter k and the phoneme /k/! They have already learned that the letter c can also make the /k/ sound. The teachers were introducing that letters a, o, and u often come before c with the cat graphic and letters e and i often come before k with the kite graphic! The c and k rule is important when spelling words that begin with the /k/ sound!
- When is the school day?
- School day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. Car riders should not arrive before 7:25 a.m. Students arriving after 7:50 a.m. and before 8:30 a.m. or leaving between 2:40 to 3:20 p.m. will be considered tardy and must be signed in/out through the office by a parent/guardian. Students arriving after 8:30 a.m. or leaving before 2:40 p.m. will receive a 1⁄2 day absence.
- When does my child have to be picked up?
- Car riders must be picked up by 3:40 p.m. Parents/guardians should remain in their cars when picking up their children in the afternoon so that students may be more closely monitored unless a parent needs to speak to school staff. No one will be allowed to wait inside the building.
- How many days of school can my child miss?
- Students shall not be absent, as defined in this policy more than 8 days in grades K-5 in a semester. When a student has 4 days in grades K-5 absences, his/her parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall be notified that the student has missed half the allowable days for the semester. Notification may be by telephone.
- Whenever a K-5 student exceeds 8 unexcused days in a semester, the District shall notify the prosecuting authority and the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall be subject to a civil penalty as prescribed by law. A K-5 student with 8 unexcused days in a course in a semester shall not receive credit for that semester. If the student fails to receive credit for a sufficient number of courses and at the discretion of the principal after consultation with persons having knowledge of the circumstances of the absences, the student may be denied promotion. Excessive absences, however, shall not be a reason for expulsion or dismissal of a student.
- Can I come eat lunch with my child?
- Yes, we have an outside lunch area set up for parents to eat with students. You must sign in at the office with Ms. Whitney and she will call for your student.
- Can I bring cupcakes for my child’s birthday?
- Unfortunately, you cannot bring cupcakes for your child’s birthday. If you would like to send a special snack, you are welcome to bring something from the approved snack list.
- What should I do if I have a concern about my child?
- We ask that you contact your child’s teacher first with any issues. If your child’s teacher is unable to resolve the issue they will direct you to the administrator.
- When is the school day?