Exciting Full Week!
We had a wonderful and full week this week! Students were up and moving with lots of hands on activities and the beginnings of projects. In History, we have been learning about Washington State Symbols. They should all know the state bird (American Goldfinch), fish (Steelhead Trout), tree (Western Hemlock), dance (Square Dance), flower (Coast Rhododendron), Fruit (apple), Insect (Green Darner Dragonfly), and nickname (The Evergreen State). I will give “secret” extra credit to those who read this and quiz their kid at home on those facts! Just sign a piece of paper saying you quizzed your student and bring it in and they will get 5 points extra credit on Monday!
We have been studying the elements that make up fairy tales in Language Arts. We studied some traditional fairy tales and their “fractured” counterparts. These are modern twists to the stories, where maybe the wolf really wasn’t the bag guy in the Three Little Pigs, or Jack didn’t steal the golden eggs from the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, but helped him instead. We have started our first class novel study of Tuck Everlasting as well to keep with this theme. The kids even began writing their own Fractured Fairytales!
In Math, we have been looking at place value. The students built structures out of place value manipulatives as a math challenge! They then had to figure out how many units were used to build their tower.
Thank you Mrs. Gaffney for coming in and teaching our first art lesson of the year!
Also, thank you all who attended Curriculum Night on Wednesday! You rock!
REMINDER TO STUDENTS:
The Math place value page that went home Thursday is due Monday.
Keep the blue sheet for Spelling Tic Tac Toe in your binders! This sheet can be used week after week.
It is CRAZY SOCK DAY on Monday! Excellent work with the Fun Run Fundraiser!
REMINDER TO PARENTS:
Please help reminde your student to complete spelling Tic Tac Toes by Friday. They only have to do 3 activities and only need to use their highlighted 10 words.
If you come across unscented baby wipes on your grocery store trips, I would love some for the classroom! I am good with cheap generic store brand! Thank you Thank you!!