Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

We had an amazing field trip to Plumper Pumpkin Patch! We were so lucky to pick a quiet day where we were the only school at the farm in the afternoon! Along with Miss Ashlee's class, we were involved in so many activities around the pumpkin patch! We learned about pumpkins, took a hayride on a cool tractor, saw some farm animals, slid down a huge tube slide, played on a playground, and picked out our pumpkins from the patch!It was a great field trip and we were so lucky to have so many parents join us!






















Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015-2016 School Year

Welcome to another great school year in the Upper SRC! We are looking forward to lots of fun and learning this year!

Miss Ashlee and myself get together each year and create a syllabus for our classrooms. Within the syllabus you will see the month, a thematic unit, topics of study, a special activity, and any parental responsibilities for that month. Hopefully this will help families plan for the school year!


Sexton Mountain Elementary
Structured Routine Center
Miss Amanda and Mrs. Ashlee’s classes
2015-2016 Syllabus
September
Thematic Unit: All about me
Topics of Study: practice of mastered personal information, describing self-using attributes (i.e. hair color, eye color, weight, height), indicating preferences and interests
Special activity: presentation about self to peers in both classes
Parental Responsibility: send school supplies from supply list and snack funds
October
Thematic Unit: Gardening
Topics of Study: growing plants, types of plants, farming
Special activity: Pumpkin Patch field trip
Parental Responsibility: admission for pumpkin patch, permission slip, disposable sack lunch
November
Thematic Unit: Cooking
Topics of Study: the processes of prepping and cooking food, measurement and temperature, basic nutrition
Special activity: Thanksgiving lunch prepared by students for each other
Parental Responsibility: Each family will be asked to donate one food item (i.e. one can of food)
December
Thematic Unit: Giving
Topics of Study: In December, we will “adopt-a-family” and create a gift basket with presents and cards for a family in need.
Special activity: Shopping Field Trip to the Dollar Tree for gift basket
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus ticket, and 1-2 dollars for student to use at the Dollar Tree, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
January
Thematic Unit: Snow
Topics of Study: How to dress for snow/cold weather, science experiments (popsicle freezing, predictions, etc.), winter crafts and songs
Special activity: If it does snow, having a hands-on experience in the winter wonderful.
Parental Responsibility: None
February
Thematic Unit: Environment
Topics of Study: understanding ecosystems, environments and learning about ways to create a sustainable environment
Special activity: Field trip to the Portland Aquarium
Parental Responsibility: Payment for Aquarium admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
March
Thematic Unit: Movement
Topics of Study:  learning about balance, coordination, strength and endurance
Special activity: Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action Field trip to the Portland Children’s Museum
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus/max ticket and Museum admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
April
Thematic Unit: Fitness
Topics of Study: leaning about healthy activities, yoga and stretching
Special Activity: Gymnastics field trip at Spectra Gymnastics
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus/max ticket and Spectra admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
May
Thematic Unit: School Spirit
Topics of Study: At the track meet every year there is a school spirit celebration. We don’t know the theme yet, but in the spring we will start preparing for our exciting trip!
Special activity: Beaverton School District Track and Field Invitational
Parental Responsibility: spirit apparel item, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
June
Thematic Unit: Camping
Topics of Study: camp themed review of the year with Camp-Learned-a-Lot with the rest of the students at Sexton Mountain
Special activity: “hiking” through the THPRD parks within 1 mile of Sexton Mountain Elementary
Parental Responsibility: permission slip

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Track Meet 2015!

We had such a wonderful time today at the Special Education Track Meet!


We participated in so many events!

We hula hooped! 








Did the limbo! 



Some parents came to visit! 




We threw frisbees! 






We did the long jump!
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We threw big arrows! 






We even got to do some archery! 










We had a life sized Sparky to show our school spirit! 







Thank you to all the families who made it out for our big day! Thank you to the Williams family for our spirited neon bags, water bottles, necklaces, and beach balls! And a big thank you to the Motor Team for putting on such an amazing event!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cynthia Lord Visit!

Cynthia Lord, author of Rules,  visited Sexton Mountain today!  We are especially excited about this visit because Rules centers on the story of a big sister who happens to have a younger brother who is on the Autism Spectrum.  Through out the story, we learn a bit about autism and we also learn how to understand the perspectives of others and how our actions and words can show how we care by creating an inclusive environment.  

Cynthia's visit also happens to fall on World Autism Awareness Day! We feel so lucky that Cynthia spent special time with both SRC classes and read her books about Hot Rod Hamster! We learned about the actual animals Cynthia based her characters off of! It was a wonderful experience for both students and staff! 




















Friday, March 20, 2015

We Went to the Zoo!

A big THANK YOU to the Williams family for helping our Zoo Field Trip become a reality! Thank you for your generous donation!



We had so much fun at the Zoo this year! We had beautiful weather, we made all of our city buses and Max trains, and we made great memories together!