Sexton Mountain Elementary
Structured Routine Center
Miss Amanda and Mrs. Ashlee’s classes
Thematic Unit: All About Me
Topics of Study: During the first month of school we will practice recalling mastered personal information, describing self by using attributes (i.e. hair color, eye color, weight, height), indicating preferences and interests.
Special activity: Presentation about self to peers in both classes
Parental Responsibility: Send school supplies from supply list
Thematic Unit: Gardening
Topics of Study: We will learn about various local fall varieties of vegetables, plant flowers and veggies in the SRC garden, and learn how to care of plants as they grow.
Special activity: Planting flowers, veggies, and taking care of the SRC garden.
Parental Responsibility: Admission for pumpkin patch, permission slip, disposable sack lunch
Thematic Unit: Healthy Eating
Topics of Study: We will talk about the processes of preparing and cooking food, measurement and temperature, basic nutrition, and using MyPlate to make healthy food choices.
Special activity: Grocery shopping field trip for Thanksgiving lunch ingredients. Thanksgiving lunch prepared by students for one another.
Parental Responsibility: $3 or $4 for student to use at Wal-Mart, permission slip
Thematic Unit: Sharing and Caring
Topics of Study: We will learn about different holidays, cultures, and the art of giving to others.
Special activities: Shopping Field Trip to the Dollar Tree for gifts for a special someone.
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus ticket, and $1 or $2 for student to use at the Dollar Tree, permission slip
Thematic Unit: SRC Olympics
Topics of Study: In preparation for the Winter Olympics in February, we will learn about the Olympics, different types of sports, and good sportsmanship.
Special activity: SRC Olympics in the gym
Parental Responsibility: None
Thematic Unit: Dr. Seuss
Topics of Study: We will read collections of Dr. Seuss stories and talk about elements of a story such as characters, setting and plot.
Special activity: Act out our favorite Dr. Seuss book and cook green eggs and ham on February 28th.
Parental Responsibility: Help create a costume for your student’s Dr. Seuss debut!
Thematic Unit: Solar System
Topics of Study: We will study the sun, moon, planets, stars, and space travel.
Special activity: We will travel to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) for a presentation in the planetarium about space!
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus ticket, payment for admission into the exhibit, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
Thematic Unit: Bugs in the Garden
Topics of Study: We will learn about various local spring varieties of vegetables, plant flowers and veggies in the SRC garden, and learn how to care for plants as they grow. We will watch caterpillars turn into butterflies and release them into our garden. We will also celebrate Autism Awareness month with a trip to Spectra Gymnastics.
Special Activity: Gymnastics field trip at Spectra Gymnastics and butterfly release in the garden
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus ticket and Spectra admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
Thematic Unit: School Spirit
Topics of Study: At the track meet every year there is a school spirit celebration. We don’t know the theme yet, but in the spring we will start preparing for our exciting trip!
Special activity: Beaverton School District Track and Field Invitational
Parental Responsibility: school spirit apparel item, permission slip, disposable cold lunch
Thematic Unit: Camp-Learned-a-Lot
Topics of Study: We will participate in a camp themed review of the year with Camp-Learned-a-Lot with the rest of the students at Sexton Mountain.
Special activity: “Hiking” through the THPRD parks within 1 mile of Sexton Mountain Elementary
Parental Responsibility: permission slip
Year long food tolerance program: Those of you that were with us last year may remember that our kids worked hard all year to increase their tolerance to new and healthy foods. We were able to supply a “challenge food” each week for our kids to study and try to eat thanks to a generous grant from the Beaverton Education Foundation. We are thrilled to announce that due to a generous donation from the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Club, arranged by the Vanderzanden family, we will be able to continue this wonderful program! A big thank you to parents who support this effort at home as well!