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  • 12:45 - 1:30 Inquiry

  • 1:35 – 2:30  Minecraft Club


MAY 21


Showcase/Teambuilding is usually the last Tuesday of the month from 12:45 - 1:30!

Showcase is an opportunity for students to showcase something they have done, made, learned, shared with their peers.

Tuesday (3rd - 5th grade)

Class Days Have Ended for the year


Focus Groups are small groups that focus on a specific content theme. We cycle through two themes each year: Math and Literacy

SHOW, don't TELL, and have an OPINION already!

This group meets from 9:40-10:30 in the office with Deb and will focus on developing scenes through dialogue, action, and sensory detail as well as learning the argumentation format of simple opinion essays. 

We started by creating some crazy battle scenes to argue one side or the other of who would win in a showdown between a microscopic goat that can fly and a giant vampire that can control plants. 

Writing Journeys, Group 1

Meets 9:40 - 10:30, Classroom A, with Joy                   

4/16 and 4/23: Students worked on their Travel Brochures, another form of Persuasive Writing. We will share our projects at our "Author's Tea" on May 21st (last Tuesday class). 

The next few weeks will be spent on student selected stories. 

Past weeks' summaries on Joy's Page.   

Writing Journeys, Group 2

4/16, 4/23: Students created a Travel Brochure using skills they've learned throughout our Persuasive Writing classes.  Our next few weeks will be spent on student choice for story writing.

4/9: We completed filming of our commercials and began creating Travel Brochures -- another form of Persuasive Writing.  We will share our projects at our "Author's Tea" on May 21st (last Tuesday class).

Past weeks' summaries on Joy's Page.

Welcome Sea Urchins!
Welcome Sea Urchins!


5/14  Testing the Bridges

For previous weeks', go to Mary's Science Page


Inquiry Groups for Second Semester are:

School Newspaper and Debate, Cooking and Baking, Makers Space (building, inventions, sewing), Computer/Tech/Magic the Gathering (card game.)

 Inquiry meets weekly from 12:45 - 1:30 except on the last Tuesday of the month which is Showcase. 


Clubs extend the fun and learning. Parents interested in sharing a skill or interest with our students, please talk to Mary.


After School Clubs - Check out the Club page to see all the opportunities!


What? In Minecraft Club we will be using Minecraft EDU, a game based learning tool that looks and feels like Minecraft, with teacher controls and guidance.  

Sign up beginning Tues, Sept. 18

When? Tuesdays, starting Oct. 2, from 1:30 – 2:30pm.  

Who? Class space is limited to 15 students and priority is given to Tuesday Sea Urchins (grades 3-5). Students in 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade can join on a space available basis.  

Where? Meet in the Science room at Ocean Alternative.  

***Note: Students must sign-up, no drop-ins please.***

PARENT PERMISSION REQUIRED! Sign-up forms will be in the office starting September 18.

Contact Justin for more info: