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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
By Anna Mills, Science Teacher
Do you ever think about the implications that weather has on city events or on your own personal safety? Weather affects our daily activity and lifestyles; therefore it is of high importance. Weather objectives that 6th grade students need to meet are:
1. Differentiate between basic and severe weather conditions, and develop an appropriate action plan for personal safety and the safety of others (3.1.a)8
2. Use models to develop and communicate a weather prediction (3.1.c)8
I presented a weather challenge to my students. They were in charge of designing forecasting equipment in order to make an accurate weather forecast. Each one of them was labeled as an engineer for the City of Longmont and split into teams. It was a celebration weekend and that meant FIREWORKS! It was their team’s job to build a "backyard weather station" and make a weather forecast to determine whether or not there should be a fireworks display. We discussed why it was important to do this for the safety of the town.
The students used the design thinking process to ideate ways to make the weather tools collect data on wind velocity and direction, amount of precipitation, air temperature, and air pressure.
They built their own backyard weather stations and recorded the weather for one full week. The student teams used this data to predict the weather during the next few days. Each group of students made the decision as to whether or not Longmont should have a fireworks display based on their data collection.
The end result was that most student groups predicted the correct weather. It was very neat to see the students so invested in the weather and their innovative creations.
This unit was created for Race to the Top as a summer unit planning. For more information, here is a link to the design challenge overview.
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