Indigo Cluster (Grades 2-3)

Welcome To indigo.clusteratme.com (Indigo Cluster)--Regina Jeffery & Stacy Messaye

The theme of Indigo Cluster is "Prisms and Pyramids." The "Pyramid" year curriculum leads students through an exploration and investigation of outer space, and the mathematics, myths, science, art and language. The curriculum encourages students to engage with the subject matter and showcase their imagination and creativity through oral presentations, stories, art, and group projects.

This year through "prisms" we will focus on planet Earth and her many beautiful biomes. Students will learn about the diverse life forms that inhabit this planet, and study them from a multitude of perspectives. Botany, geology, anthropology, entomology, and other natural and social sciences will be departure points for exploring the dynamic biosphere. We will celebrate our ability to see similar things in a variety of ways.

We will also study the global human village and discover new ways to interact and problem solve by researching the civilizations of our ancestors, some of the great citizens of the earth, like Eleanor Roosevelt, Princess Diana, Mahatma Gandhi, Jane Goodall, Dr. King and others.

Students will develop their proficiency in language arts; transitioning from learning to read to reading to learn. The support to make this transition enjoyable and successful will be given in opportunities to read aloud, in groups and one-on-one. Students will develop their reading skills at a pace that is suited to their individual needs. Students will learn to select reading materials that are appropriate to their proficiency level. They will be challenged to grow in skill and reading confidence. Writing exercises will reinforce students' understanding of the material and provide opportunities to express and explore new ideas through essays, presentations and story-telling. By the conclusion of the Indigo Cluster, students will be more effective, competent and confident writers and develop language arts skills that will easily transfer to other areas of study.

Building a sustained love of math in our students is the thread that runs through the diverse subjects of the Indigo Cluster. Math exploration is thoroughly integrated into the curriculum. Our study of ancient civilizations will require students to create and read maps. We will experiment with mathematical techniques from around the world. Measuring, converting, dividing, subtracting, adding and multiplying is just the beginning. The natural world provides a myriad of math lessons, such as number sequencing that exists in trees, fruit, pine cones and animals, as acknowledged by ancient Indians and the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci.

As they become familiar with the earth and its many wonders, students will cultivate a healthy respect and sense of responsibility for the Blue Planet. So, citizens of our Mother Earth we look forward to a year of great discovery and growth.

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Scholastic Book Orders (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Sep 11 (last updated Sep 11)

Scholastic Book Orders

Book Order Forms were sent home last week.  The orders were due Tuesday(tomorrow), September 12, 2017.  However, today I found out that I some a few issues from families trying to order books as it said my account was not activated yet.  As of now, my account is fully activated (I forgot I had to go through a verification process each year) and the deadline for ordering books will be extended until this Thursday, September 14, 2017,  You may order online at scholastic.com/readingclub. The Class Activation Code is MLF3N.

Back-to-School Night Reminder (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 29 (last updated Aug 29)

We are so looking forward to seeing you all here at 4:30.  We just realized that at 4:30 the office will be closed.  We think it might be helpful for you to park in the Bus Parking lot for easier access to the classroom.  

 

Thanks so much and we will see you in just a few!

Back-to-School Night Reminder (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 28 (last updated Aug 28)

Back-to-School Night Reminder

Indigo Cluster News August 18, 2017 (Late Edition) (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 22 (last updated Aug 22)

Indigo Cluster News 

Wonder and Exploration

August 15, 2017-August 18, 2017

 

Indigo Welcome

Doubled donations when you help Indigo Cluster students today! (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 22 (last updated Aug 22)

Hi Indigo Cluster Families,

Solar Eclipse Permission Slips (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 20 (last updated Aug 20)

Hi Everyone,

    We just wanted to remind you to sign your child's permission slip for the Solar Eclipse viewing and have them turn it in tomorrow.  We are so looking forward to tomorrow and hope all our students get a chance to participate.

 

Happy Solar Eclipse Day!!!!

 

Thanks so very much!lll

Parent Helpers Wanted (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 11 (last updated Aug 11)

Hi Everyone,

      Happy New School Year!  It looks like summer vacation is winding down so we sure hope you all are enjoying the last few days of summer before school starts!  We are excited about a new school year and looking forward to seeing our wonderful students next week.  

Parent Helpers Wanted (Article)

Submitted by Indigo Teacher on Aug 8 (last updated Aug 8)

Hi Everyone,

      Happy New School Year!  It looks like summer vacation is winding down so we sure hope you all are enjoying the last few days of summer before school starts!  We are excited about a new school year and looking forward to seeing our wonderful students next week.  

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