Thursday, September 29, 2016

SEA Spirit Wear Coming Soon!



We are getting ready to introduce the SEA logo clothing items, for fall.  Back, by popular demand will be the adult’s zip up black jacket.  We’ll also have some new items for kids and adults.  Please watch the SEA blog and the upcoming Thursday folder, for more information.  This will be an online ordering process, and items will be available before winter break.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Computer Coding and Programming



Our first grade students have already started learning how to Code using the iPad App, Scratch Jr. If you have an iPad or iPhone at home, upload the app and have students teach you how to use this great critical thinking program.  Scratch Jr. is appropriate for K-2.  Another program that is similar but a bit more challenging is Scratch. This is a web based program and can be found at www.scratch.mit.edu  Scratch is appropriate for K-1 who have coding experience and 2-5 for rookie programmers.  We'll continue to expose students to different coding and programming opportunities throughout the year.

Outdoor Learning at SEA



At SEA, we view the outdoors as the world's largest classroom and students can frequently be found outdoors exploring, investigating and seeking answers to questions.  The Minnesota Department of Education's Science standards provide the perfect avenue to pair outdoor learning with standards-based instruction; however, our students are not limited to only learning about science.  We integrate language arts, social studies, math and so much more into our outdoor instruction.

Because we are often outside for learning, please make sure your SEA student is always prepared for this.  Outdoor learning is not necessarily active movements like recess, rather students are often silent and observing keeping their bodies still.  Because of this, they need to make sure they have warmer clothing than they might need for recess.  It is very helpful too when the students' names are in their outerwear as during these times when weather is variable, the layers are on and off frequently and sometimes are left behind.

Should you have any questions about how we utilize outdoor learning at SEA, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Rieckenberg at cara_rieckenberg@rdale.org

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Box Tops Bonus App

Did you know that there is now a Box Top App??  You can choose SEA and then scan in box top products.  When you do this, SEA receives 20 cents per top in the app.  AND then you can still SEND IN the Box Top to school to earn us 10 cents per top.  So instead of SEA earning just 10 cents per box top, we receive 30 cents per box top!  

Check out the Box Top App here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment 2017 Dates for SEA

The 2017 dates for our students to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) have been scheduled.  Please schedule any vacations, doctor appointments, or any other reason to miss school around these dates.  Thank you.

April 19 & 20                MCA Math  Grades 3-5
April 25, 26, & 27          MCA Reading Grade 3-5
May 3 & 4                    MCA Science 5th Grade Only 


Friday, September 16, 2016

Are you a Facebook User? Be sure to follow SEA!

Our SEA Facebook page receives the most frequent updates.  Be sure to Like us and change your settings in the 'Like' tab to make sure our updates pop up into your FB feed!  Below is a picture of what the setting should be in order for this to happen.