Alliance Yearbook Coming Soon
Have you ever thought about what
you would do in a savage honey badger apocalypse? Well, the Alliance student
population and staff have, thanks to the Yearbook staff. Ms. Liz’s first period
English class is creating a Yearbook for the 2011-2012 school year. Using the
Josten’s website, students are collecting pictures and conducting student and
staff interviews, as well as surveying students’ interests, musical preferences,
and how they will protect themselves from honey badgers, since we all know the
“honey badger don’t care”.
The class is making good progress on the yearbook. We are almost done with interviewing the students and staff and will soon be organizing those pages. The art pages are almost done, and we are planning on including sports and music pages. We also want to have a page of baby pictures (both staff and students!), so please send us a picture. If you have any more suggestions, let us know!
The class has also organized a couple of bake sales to raise money for the yearbook in an effort to reduce the cost of the yearbook for students. Our next sale is Friday, April 6th during 2nd break. We are also accepting donations to the yearbook; you can buy space in the yearbook to advertise your business or provide a personal message to the students of Alliance.
Please contact Liz Tokos, Yearbook Advisor, at (925) 682-8000 x3071, or Johari Peebles at (925) 682-8000 x3009, with any questions or if you would like to buy ad space.
Something New at Alliance
By Kurt Throne, Teacher
March 9, 2012
Teachers at the Alliance Program are creating something new and exciting in the curriculum this school year. On Monday, March 9, 2012, the Alliance teachers developed learning activities to teach students about the ten major biomes on planet Earth. They collaborated during their preparation time to create a thematic unit titled, “Biome Theme Park.” Students had the opportunity to choose one of ten major biomes in which to create their theme park. A biome is defined by a unique set of abiotic factors – particularly climate and a characteristic assemblage of plants and animals.
Besides learning about
different biomes on the planet, another purpose of the unit was to help students
see a connection between core curriculum and elective classes. In elective
classes Art 1 students created Biome Theme Park Maps that illustrated different
rides in the park, restaurants, rest rooms, and novelty shops. Students taking a
Health class created breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus illustrating the variety
of foods available at each restaurant. Students enrolled in English classes,
developed brochures that illustrated and described the different activities,
rides, food and beverages, and souvenirs one can purchase at the theme park.
Moreover, students enrolled in Science classes learned about the major biomes,
including the plants, animals and other living organisms that have adapted to
each biome. In addition, Algebra 1 students plotted the coordinates of locations
at a theme park, calculated the mean, median, mode, and range of ratings that
different theme parks were given. In summation, students had opportunities to
experience real life problem solving.
We are proud to list the names of our outstanding
students who have been chosen as Student of the Week
and Student of the Month for 2011-2012. We are very proud of their efforts.
Students of the Week
Students of the Week
Students of the Month
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