Resource

Hello,
I am Mrs. Christine Bristow, and as the Resource teacher at Evangelical Elementary School, I am available to teachers and students two days a week.   I work with teachers and students in kindergarten through fifth grade.   Classroom teachers and I collaborate to identify students with learning needs and provide appropriate interventions to support all students in the learning environment.   I work with students one-on-one or in small groups.  Previously, I was a classroom teacher in both 4th and 5th grade at Evangelical.  This is my 12th year in the school and as such I am familiar with many aspects of our curriculum, standards, and policies.  I welcome any questions or concerns.  You are free to e-mail at cbristow@evangelical-school.org.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s 2019 and I can’t wait to get the year started off with a bang!  I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and New Year’s and that everyone comes back ready to learn since we have so much to still cover in both Earth and Physical Science.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind generosity at Christmas.  All of the gifts I received were very thoughtful and more than generous.  I am once again humbled by the students and parents here at Evangelical School!

This month in Science, the 7th graders will be studying geology.  They will begin with understanding dating techniques and then move into Earth’s interior.

8th graders are learning about electricity and then they will move into harmonic motion.  They will be building simple circuits, constructing electromagnets and then they will play with pendulums!

Here is my student of the month:

January:

 

NAME: Greg

YEARS AT EVANGELICAL SCHOOL:  10

FAVORITE SUBJECT(S):  Math and P.E.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Playing baseball

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DWP SKILL?:  Social Skills

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE SOMEDAY?: A baseball player

ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:  I play the guitar.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  – Babe Ruth

 

Science is a tool to help solve the questions of who, what, where, when, and how.  Faith and religion are the realm of the most important question, why.

7th Grade Science at Evangelical is Earth Science and Astronomy.  We use the CPO Science curriculum with integrated lab equipment.

8th Grade Science at Evangelical is Physical Science.  As with Earth Science, we follow the CPO Science curriculum.  www.cposcience.com

All materials are in digital format and make the  use of Chromebooks ideal!  Evangelical students engage in laboratory experiences regularly that challenge their thinking skills as well as foster cooperative learning.

 

I am again having 6th-8th grade Science Club on the first and third Mondays of each month.  The first meeting of the month we will watch something educational about science.  If you would like to donate snacks and/or drinks for those meetings, I would really appreciate it.  The second meeting of the month is about doing some kind of activity/lab that we might not normally do as part of the regular curriculum.  I encourage ideas for these meetings as well.  

Here is the list of meetings this year:

  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th and 18th
  • April 1st and 15th
  • May 6th and 20th

 

Want to keep up with the latest science around the world?  Check out www.sciencedaily.com

 

DWP will continue to play a role in our lessons in science.  (Every DWP skill is absolutely essential to understanding and working with science.)

We will be doing lots of labs and investigations, we will watch videos, play games, and have fun gaining knowledge of how our universe works!

100_0021      I am delighted to be the Evangelical School librarian.  This is my seventeenth year in this position.  I have previously been a classroom teacher- teaching fourth grade in Lockport, Illinois,and third grade here at Evangelical School.  My son, David, attended Evangelical School from kindergarten through sixth grade.

 

floral library     The Evangelical Library serves all students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade visit the library once a week for a thirty minute period. At the library, students are presented a library lesson. The lesson may be on an age-appropriate book, an author study, or a library skill. New this year will be literature connected to S.T.E.A.M. activities.   The last ten minutes of library is reserved for students to select and check out books. Students are not charged for overdue books, but there is a charge for damaged or lost books.

Students in fourth and fifth grades can participate in voting for the state of Illinois’ Bluestem Book Award. A student must read or hear four of the twenty nominees to be eligible to vote. Voting takes place in late February. The twenty nominees are available for students to check out from the library. Each classroom also has a set of the nominees.

Book orders are sent home once a month beginning in August. This is a wonderful way to purchase age- appropriate books at a reasonable cost to add to your child’s home library. The school benefits from the sale of these books.

Book Fairs are held in the fall and spring. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to visit the Fair at designated times with an adult. The school also benefits from the sale of books at the Book Fair.

Family Reading Night takes place each year in the fall. This is a night to recognize the importance of reading by celebrating with our school families. The night encourages families to spend quality time reading together.

Family Reading Night serves as a kick-off for our Young Authors’ Program. Students are highly encouraged to participate. Information on this very worthwhile learning experience will be sent home in November.

Kindergarten through six grade students participate in the following programs during the school year: Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut; Raging  A’s Days, sponsored by Raging Rivers Water Park; and Read to Succeed, sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks.

Students in middle school visit the library for a half an hour each week . Students spend time on  activities that correlate with the lessons of classroom teachers. Reading for pleasure is also stressed. Students are given time to read for enjoyment and to share books with fellow students.

Students in grades six through eight are able to participate in voting for the state of Illinois’ Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. A student must read or hear three of the twenty nominees to be eligible to vote in February. The nominees are available for check out from the library. Each classroom also has a set of the nominees.

Book orders are sent home once a month. This is a wonderful way to purchase age-appropriate books for a student to add to his home library. The school benefits from the sale of these books.

Book Fairs are held in the spring and fall. Middle school students may visit the Book Fair on their own at designated times. The school also benefits from the sale of books at the Book Fair.

Teen Read Night takes place in October. This is a night for middle school students to celebrate reading by engaging in enjoyable activities with fellow students.

Evangelical School’s Young Authors’ Program kicks off in November. Students are highly encouraged to participate in this very worthwhile learning experience.

Sixth grade students may participate in the following programs during the school year: Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut; Raging Readers, sponsored by Raging Rivers Water Park; and Read to Succeed, sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks.

“Reading is a gift that provides endless enjoyment and sets readers on a path of lifelong learning.” Jesse White, Illinois State Librarian

 

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Back to School

Welcome to first grade!

We are very busy learning how to read, write, and do math.

We have a lot of fun as we learn.

Check back often to see what we are working on.

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