Congratulations to our Upstream Learning 3-4 grade Battle of the Books team who completed February 8th in the Copper River School District competition and were named District Champions. What a fantastic learning experience for these girls and the families who gathered enjoyed the competition as well. The team is now preparing for state competition on March 3rd.
Alcohol Ink designs on tiles were created on January 16th by Naomi Young's first winter art class. Amazing creativity! Call Naomi at 259-3495 to sign up for the Puffin Painting class on January 30th or the Valentine Carding class on February 6th.
Upstream Learning students met travelers from Uganda, New Zealand, The Philippines, Japan, and the Yakutia Republic in Russia as they travelled from station to station during Around the World on November 17th. The learning was alive with tastes, smells, sounds, signts and touchable artifacts.
This amazing group of kids gathered on the playground as their parents networked and shared their home school experiences. Imagination and games abounded!
Mark your calendars for our next Parent Lunch at Upstream Learning on Thursday, November 3rd from 1:00-2:30pm.
Last spring we had a picnic with the kids inside and then enjoyed the playgrounds. Ramona will be back with us tomorrow for more fun with the kids while our home school parents enjoy a potluck lunch together in the library.
Upstream Learning Art students enjoyed quite a variety of projects this spring. Nancy Bell did an outstanding job instructing these students as they created Garden Women using patio paints, Panel paintings, and pattern designs on Seed Boxes. Thank you, Nancy!
Vacation days are a great time to go to the Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education (ACPE) webpage and learn all about the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) . . . it's a wonderful opportunity for Alaska students, but they need to be preparing all through high school in order to qualify upon graduation.
Class will be held at Kluti-Kaah Head Start, and the experienced and energetic instructor is Stephanie Morris. The students will need a basic pair of tap dance shoes, comfortable clothing that allows free range of movement, and a water bottle. Hair ties or ponytail holders are helpful for keeping longer hair out of the face. No special shoes are required for the jazz portion of the class; socks are fine, but some students may prefer to wear a pair of basic ballet slippers, as they're inexpensive and easy to find. This class is organized by the UL Co-op, so call 822-4262 if you have any questions.
For many years, Alaskan students in grades 3-10 have been tested for three days each spring using the Standards Based Assessments or SBA's. As of this school year, those tests have gone away and will be replaced with the new, computerized Alaska Measures of Progress or AMP. The AMP, created specifically for Alaskan students, will assess in English language arts and math. A lot has changed, so the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development has written a brochure for parents that summarizes what to expect and how this new process will take place. Although we will be sharing more information throughout the school year to help you and your students prepare for the AMP next April, we encourage you to read this informational memo to give you some background now, early in the school year.