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Lindell Elementary School

Weekly Update
 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/20/20

In reading students will:

  • Identify who the main character is by answering the question, "Who is the story mostly about?"
  • Analyze the pictures in their fiction books to identify the main character by noting which characters show up in the illustrations the most.
  • Think about the purpose of the main character compared to the whole of the story by discussing how the story would be different if the main character didn't exist.

In writing students will:

  • Distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion specific to a topic.
  • Form and share opinions by speaking their opinion with a partner.
  • Form opinions by stating how they feel about a particular topic.

In math students will:

  • Represent decomposition story situations with drawings using numeric number bonds.
  • Represent composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using pictorial and numeric number bonds.
  • Represent number bonds with composition and decomposition story situations.

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First Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/20/20

In reading students will:

  • identify fiction and nonfiction elements within the same text by sorting details from the text into fact and fiction.


In writing students will:

  • understand the features of nonfiction books by looking at a variety of nonfiction books.
  • use nonfiction books to recognize that they teach readers new information for questions they may have by focusing on the text features.

 

In math students will:

  • compare quantities and numerals from left to right.
  • use the symbols >, =, and < to compare quantities and numerals.

 

Other notes or information:
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Second Grade


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/20/20

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize important words to help them learn more about the topic (bold words, italics, glossary, etc.).

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers of expert books go in depth about their topic by writing factual information with supportive details.

 

In math students will:

  • Students subtract from 200 and from numbers with zeros in the tens place.

 

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Third Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/20/20

In reading students will:

  • set the purpose and formulate the gist of the main idea in the passage by skimming and scanning the text, the questions, and the vocabulary.


In writing students will:

  • accurately answer a short response by first understanding the question and then identifying what key details are needed to respond appropriately to an author's purpose question.


In math students will:

  • practice placing various fractions on a number line.

 

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Fourth Grade


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/20/20

In reading students will:

  • Readers independently interact with a text by annotating, discussing, and paraphrasing.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers will craft a short response about "Excerpt from If Wishes Were Horses" by supporting their answer with text details.

 

In math students will:

  • Add and multiply unit fractions to build fractions greater than 1 using visual models.

 

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Fifth Grade


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

 

Week Ending 3/13/20

In reading students will:

  • Apply a variety of strategies to
    support their comprehension
    of a passage by purposefully
    annotating the text by
    revisiting notice and note
    elements.

 

In writing students will:

  • Answer short response
    questions by utilizing the
    Boxes and Bullets graphic
    organizer as they draft their
    short responses by using
    details from their bullets into
    an organized paragraph.

 

In math students will:

  • Use tape diagrams to model
    fractions as division as they
    continue to solve word problems
    involving division of whole
    numbers with answers in the
    form of fractions or whole
    numbers.

 

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Current News

Staying Well at Lindell

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Long Beach’s Lindell Elementary School continued its Annual February Wellness/Fun, Fruit, Fitness Day tradition with adjustments in light of the pandemic. On Feb. 12, students and staff members celebrated the theme “Lindell Chooses Love, Health and Happiness” with a day of virtual sessions focused on physical activity, mindfulness, nutrition and safety.

This year, rather than rotating across different areas in the building as was done in the past, students enjoyed a full schedule of workshops from their own classrooms. Many presenters were live streamed while others previously recorded activities and lessons for participants. As in years past, members of the community and staff contributed their expertise in a variety of wellness areas. Among them were nutritionists, yoga and dance instructors, physical therapists, doctors and fitness professionals.

To kick off the day, the whole school learned a dance choreographed by physical education teachers Mary Miller and Rachel Ray, along with teaching assistant and former Lindell student Tiffany Canner. A series of 25-minute sessions about health and wellness followed. Special thanks to teachers Kelly Mooney and Lindsay Smith, the custodial staff and all the other faculty and staff members who volunteered their time and helped this event run smoothly.

Students learned techniques to ensure proper hydration, nutrition, dental hygiene, bus and community safety, heart health and breathing. They practiced yoga moves and Irish Dance, engaged in a Drums Alive activity, competed in a jump-a-thon, took on a scavenger hunt challenge and much more. Social Emotional Learning was also incorporated into the theme with a kindness lesson, which was read aloud, and mindfulness strategies.

In addition, the PTA generously donated individually wrapped apples and the supplies for each student to create their own calming jars. The Wellness Fair concluded with a school wide virtual dance party.

Students Create Tributes to Martin Luther King Jr.

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Students in the Long Beach Public Schools earned recognition for their entries in a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poster and Essay Contest sponsored by the City of Long Beach. Students learned about Dr. King’s contributions and impact, then conveyed their own messages about his legacy through art and writing.

The contest was open to all students from elementary through high school and asked them to incorporate the theme of “Unity, Service and Collaboration During the Pandemic” into their work.

Poster winners are Long Beach Middle School student Sydney Brandt, Lindell School students Kaitlyn Dambrose and Maximo Vitolo and West School students Erica Addey and Blaise DeNicola. Their pieces are titled “Emancipation,” “Teamwork,” “We Will Make It Through,” “Let Freedom Ring” and “Love Beats Hate,” respectively.

The district’s essay contest winners are Lily Eustate of Long Beach High School and Bianca Leible from West, along with a Long Beach Catholic Regional School student.

STEM Explorers at Lindell

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Students at Lindell have been sharpening their science, technology, engineering and math skills with various lessons and projects that allow them to make discoveries and witness STEM concepts firsthand.

Fifth graders learned that matter is made up of atoms and built atomic models out of craft supplies. They identified the nucleus, protons and neutrons and outer ring and gained an understanding of the periodic table of elements. Fourth grade students are studying Einstein’s scientific theory about energy. In individual stations, they participated in activities focused on types of energy types and transfer processes.

Third grade classes observed African Clawed Frogs as part of their studies on life cycles. Students developed models to illustrate the unique and diverse life cycles of organisms and recorded data in their field notebooks. While learning about the properties of buoyancy, second graders sculpted boats out of clay to test the impact of factors such as density, mass and shape.

This school year brought the addition of a STEM specialist teacher at each elementary school to enhance hands-on learning and innovation. The district will share more highlights as the school year continues.

Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

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Students and staff members in the Long Beach Public Schools were excited to have their highly-anticipated return to the classrooms starting on Sept. 11. Despite a slightly postponed opening due to the previous day’s weather conditions, the district’s initial days were filled with enthusiasm as a productive new year of learning took flight. 

The schools held staggered orientations in order to provide students with time to adjust to the new health and safety protocols for arrival and dismissal. Students were familiarized with health and hygiene procedures and other important measures that have been implemented. Sept. 14 marked the first full day for all, and while faces were covered, the excitement was obvious. Students were eager to see their friends, get to know new classmates and meet their teachers, and staff members were happy to be back in their instructional environments.  

This year, elementary students attend school daily while students at the secondary level are on a hybrid schedule that alternates in-person and remote instruction days. A fully remote learning option is being utilized by some students at all levels. 

Hallways are marked in order to maintain social distancing and handwashing and sanitizing stations are available. In the classrooms, desks are spaced 6 feet apart. Students and staff members wear masks throughout the day with breaks permitted at select times. The custodial staff is diligently sanitizing desks, doors and all classroom materials following each school day, using a product that is proven effective against COVID-19. 

A newly launched transportation blog can be viewed here and provides the latest updates on bus delays and route changes. The district looks forward to sharing highlights and achievements as the 2020-21 school year continues.