Enjoy Spring Break! Safe journeys to all who are traveling! School resumes on Monday, April 17
Happy Easter to all who are celebrating!
How the World Works – Materials – Our investigation into matter continues. The students are enjoying a closer look at solids and liquids and are learning about the properties of each. We will continue to predict, mix, and change materials and learn how they react. Again, if your child has tried an experiment at home, please encourage him/her to share it with the class. Some of the experiments shared from home have inspired other students to try it out for themselves.
In the Woods! – Dress for an extended time in the woods on Wednesday, April 19. We’ll be heading into the nearby woodland with the visiting Outdoor Learning Consultants. The consultants are coming to expand our understanding of learning in the outdoors. We expect to be getting ‘up close’ to nature, therefore we request that everyone be dressed for the weather and prepared to get muddy. Rubber boots or shoes and clothes that can get muddy are essential.
Spirit Day – Friday, April 21 student council invites us to wear blue and green as we celebrate the earth with our Eco-Green Fair.
Writing – Ask your child about one of his/her informational or “All About” books. What did he/she write about? Does it include some of these text features: table of contents, headings, bold type, fun facts, labeled drawings, diagrams (like life cycles), glossary, index etc . . . ? Although we will continue with our informational writing when we return, the students will be welcome to share their holiday adventures with some narrative writing as well. Also, if your child keeps a holiday journal, please encourage him/her to share it with the class when school resumes.
Math – The teachers have been working on creating rich problems for students in our inservice work this week. A rich problem often has many solutions and requires students to think about the process they are using rather than recall facts. It usually requires students to draw or use manipulatives to illustrate their thinking.
Home Connection: Here is a rich problem to try with your child: Max’s family had 2 boxes of ten markers each and 3 extra markers to share. If Max takes more markers than his sister how many could each of them have? If your child is quick to give one response, ask if there are other ways to do it and how to show his/her thinking.
No Activities our first week after the break – Please make sure students, drivers, nannies, bus monitors and bus companies are aware of the change in schedules for the week of April 17 as well as the possible changes the following week when new activities begin.
Wednesday, April 5 – Sign up began for next after school activity session (No activities the first week after the break.)
Thursday, April 6 – this session of after school activities finished
April 10-14 – No school – Spring Break
Monday, April 17 – School resumes – no activities this week
Wednesday, April 19 – Dress for the woods with our outdoor consultant
Friday, April 21 – Spirit Day! Dress in blue and green
Monday, April 24 – New activities begin
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