Earth Day Celebration and Student Dress-Up
Next Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day! In celebration of our earth, the ES Student Council encourages our community over the next week (and beyond) to engage in activities that support our planet – planting flowers, picking up trash in nature areas, creating earth-related arts and crafts or taking time to read or watch about how we can all help our planet. Next Thursday, in honor of Earth Day, all are encouraged to wear some “Earth Clothes” – items that are colored blue, green or brown OR an outfit or accessory that celebrates our planet. Students may wear Alternate Dress based on our Earth theme or their uniform. In the coming week, the ES Student Council will be sharing more ideas for how students can commemorate the day, both at school and at home.
Spring ES MAP testing
Spring ES Map testing on May 4, 6 and 7 with one make up day on May 11. If your child misses more than one testing session, there will not be an opportunity for a make-up session. We can only accomodate a make-up session for students who have not been able to finish a test or missed only one test. Please ensure your child is at school on those dates.
Unit of Inquiry – How The World Works
The students are exploring problems that exist at home, in AAS, the community or in the wider world. They will use the design cycle to design an energy innovation to help solve the problem they have identified. You may find that your child is asking for resources to design their prototype. Please support us by helping him/her to collect boxes, wires, etc. that s/he will need for the design process.
Writing – Informational Writing
As we continue to write feature articles for our class websites, please ask your child to show you the class website in order to read what some of our students have been writing about.
Reading – Please remind your child that reading is an expectation every night – including weekends and holidays. A minimum of 30 minutes per day is recommended.
Math – Fractions
Students have been rounding fractions to halves and wholes to estimate sums and differences. They have also been adding and subtracting mixed numbers.
April 17 – Curbside Library Pickup
April 22 – Earth Day – wear blue or green or brown
April 30 – Russian Labor Day – No school
May 4, 6 and 7 – Spring ES MAP testing
May 10 – Victory Day – No school
June 11 – Summer Field Day for students (details to be determined)
June 16 – Last day of school for students (details to be determined)
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