Paul Lopez

February 


 

Soaring to New Heights

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

March 8, 2020 Daylight Savings - Spring Forward 

March 10, and March 12, 2020  Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 11, 2020 Field Trip -Tesoro Cultural Center

 

 

 

Conferences

We have conferences coming  up in two weeks. Please take a moment to sign up for a time on  either Tuesday, March 10th or Thursday March 12, 2020.


Lopez’s Conferences


 

Weekly Thoughts

Wow!  We have recorded the 11th snowiest month on record in the month of February.  Denver has seen snow 13 of 20 days so far this February through Wednesday, totaling 16.5 inches.

 

Being an Eagle requires character. The students are eager to recognize the importance of being empathetic, adaptable, grateful, loyal, and empowering each day.  I’m humbled to be part of the Eagle community. Our school truly is soaring to new heights.

 

 

 

Mental Health and Second Step

Anxiety is a real fear for a lot of our children. With the daily pressures of life, it can be overwhelming. More than ever, it’s important to teach our kids how to navigate through the different challenges presented each day.

  1.  Use deep breathing. ...
  2. Recognize that you're having a panic attack. ...
  3. Close your eyes. ...
  4. Practice mindfulness. ...
  5. Find a focus object. ...
  6. Use muscle relaxation techniques. .
  7. Picture your happy place. ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject Areas/Content Focus

Language Arts

Reading

We are examining and evaluating different text structures. The students identify the author’s intent or purpose by the transitions they utilize in their writing.

Language Arts

Writing

The students are writing five-paragraph essays on topics on key individuals who made an impact on the cultural fabric of Colorado. It includes an introduction, three big ideas, and a conclusion. 


The students are in the final process of editing and revising their final product.  The students are capitalizing proper nouns consistently. Likewise, they are identifying using correct usage with past, present, and future tense.

 Math - Lopez                      Multiplication and division are important concepts. The play an integral part in understanding our world. Here are a few examples of why learning multiplication can be a crucial game-changer in life.

Building block By learning multiplication, you provide yourself with the essential building blocks to learn higher math, such as division, fractions, and algebra. Calendars    Whether you need to work out the days of the week, the weeks in a month, or the months in a year, you will multiply. It comes easy and natural.  You don't even realize you are doing and using it. Car repair                                                                    Have you ever assisted in repairing a car? When you overhaul the engine, measure the pistons, or put in a new gearbox or engine, you need to multiply.

Science
We are analyzing and evaluating different facets of science. Learning about fossils and erosion is important to understanding our world.  It’s the perfect segue on energy. For example, oil, a form of energy, constitutes a large portion of fueling vehicles in the United States.  Petroleum is an ancient plant life. It is marine plants and animals that lived millions of years ago, even before the dinosaurs. The tiny organisms fell to the bottom of the sea and became oil.   Energy is all around us.  Light and sound are energy resources. Did you know the speed of light is 186,282 miles per hour? Conversely, sound travels 767 miles per hour in the air.

Social Studies

Questions set our purpose. We are presently evaluating how the American Indians and settlers coexisted in the newly formed Colorado Territory.                                            

American Indians valued the land. They believed the natural resources were precious. Most importantly, the region was to be shared among all inhabitants. However, settlers had different values. The territory was to be purchased and sold at their discretion. With this mindset, farmers and ranchers believed the area was for the taking. Cattle and sheep altered the landscape, and the once-proud buffalo, who roamed the plains, were pushed out.

 

                              
 

9:00 - 9:10 AM Soft Start

9:10 - 9:20 AM Warm-Up / I-Ready

9:20 - 9:50 AM Social Studies - Integrated with E.L.A.

9:50 - 10:40 AM  Specials - Art, Music, P.E., Technology

10:40 - 12:50 PM E.L.A.  Integrated with Science and Social Studies

12:50 - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 PM Science - Integrated Math

2:15 - 2:30 PM Mental Wellness

2:30 - 3:40 PM Math 

3:40 - 4:00 PM End of Day - Planners

 

 

                                

Reading Resources and Technology Apps

As a parent, I’m always looking for reading resources. When your nights are busy, it’s a great time to view a story online. An actor from the actor’s guild reads a story out loud.  

After your child has finished reading a fantastic book, please encourage them to write a summary and review. They can read other students who wrote about their favorite novels.


Read Works

Spaghetti Book Club - Writing Summaries of favorite books

Stories on Line


Dogo News

Kahn Academy

Learn zillion

National Geographic for Kids

Wonderopolis