Tech Tool of the Week
Check out Code Monster, a FREE on-line tool that teaches students (and adults!) how to use Java Script for coding/programming. You will be walked through a tutorial and are able to go back if necessary. The cool part is that your progress automatically gets saved, so each time you visit the site from the same computer, you'll start right back where you left! This is a great tool for strengthening your technology and Computer Science skills!
3 Steps to Homework Success
Here are a couple tips to help your students through what can sometimes feel like a heavy workload.
1. Discuss. Check in with your child everyday and ask what homework they have. Set a positive tone with comments like, "I loved writing in my journal when I was your age," or "How exciting that you're old enough/skilled enough to create a video to show what you know."
2. Plan. Help your young learner determine in what order she/he will complete their work. You can suggest that they get the hardest material or longest assignment done first, or as soon as they get home, and then complete the easier or shorter tasks after dinner. Or, vice versa - however they feel they can be most successful!
3. Review. Look over your child's work together and compliment on something she/he did particularly well, or in an area in which they have improved. If you see careless mistakes, have them double-check their work, but avoid telling them any answers - let them figure that our for themselves!!
Your dedication and support for your child has a lasting impact in their lives. These small steps will surely help them find success.
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Common Core Implementation
As you are aware, this is the year when all schools in the state of California are required to fully implement the State Adopted Common Core Standards. Vista has been transitioning to the Common Core ...more
Vista Visions Academy Supports the Arts!!
Some of our Middle School students playing steel drums with Kainga Music - Thank you Keli Ross - Ma'u Instructor, Musician, and Movie Producer. Our students will be performing on at the Carlsbad Village Theater 2822 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008. The tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door. Please contact our school counselor, Mrs King, if you are interested in advance sales tickets.
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Haiku Parent Access
Vista Visions Academy staff are so proud and excited about our latest technologic success: We are the first school in Vista Unified to utilize Haiku Learning for our class websites! Our innovative ...more
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Fire and Safety Drills
Throughout the month, starting in August, your children will be involved in practicing a variety of safety drills in an effort to maintain the safety and security of all of our children and staff ...more
Smarter Balance Practice Test
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QUOTE of the DAY
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. "
Hungry Hippos eats
A large pizza with topping
Mmm give me some please
A Poem of School Love
IN THIS CLASSROOM,
we believe that learning is a lifelong adventure.
We believe in facing each day
with minds open to knowledge
and hearts open to love.
We believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore,
to imagine, to create.
We believe that success means doing our best,
being our best, and feeling proud of our effort.
We believe that every one of us has special talents,
and that the talents of each of us help all of us.
We believe in ourselves,
in each other,
IN THIS CLASSROOM.
Environmental Resource of the Day
Everyone can make a difference! High school students can study links between everyday actions at their high school, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. Become a "climate ambassador" leader in your school or neighborhood and motivate friends, schools, and community leaders. Talk to you friends - help spread the word! Learn more at school.