November, 2016 - Horizon Academy


Cross-Content Calendar Time

November 29, 2016

Calendar time is critical in any elementary classroom, and Mrs. Maloney’s class is no exception. This is a great opportunity for students to build life skills and reinforce academic skills that they are learning throughout the day. Mrs. Maloney’s class follows this daily calendar routine: Day of the week. A student places the date on the calendar and then determines what day of the week it is, what day was yesterday and what day tomorrow will be. The class reads aloud what month it is, what month came before and what will come after. Asking a calendar question. A student…

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Mock Election

November 1, 2016

Written by Ms. Jones, Upper Team Teacher It’s a presidential election year, and the U.S. Government Class is learning first hand how the political process works through a mock election.   To avoid controversy, the candidates are using representative pseudonyms and have created their own political parties as follows:   The People’s Party: Lisa Seymore and Augustus Goode Campaign Manager – Alfred Dunn Campaign Slogan - “Respectful! Responsible! Reliable!” The Realist Party: Rose Power and David Packer Campaign Manager - Jon Justice Campaign Slogan - “Success Begins With Us!”   Before campaigning and before an election can be held, the candidates…

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