This week your child will need to go to the library and/or check online for resources for their wax museum speech . Wikipedia is not an acceptable resource because it’s not always reliable information. I will also be giving each child a resource to use and it’s possible that it could be identical to one of the resources they found on their own. All resources need to be in class by this Thursday. Starting that Thursday and before the following Tuesday, for homework your student will read over their information they acquired, and as a parent I ask that you help them identify what contribution their character made to the West. This will be the main emphasis of the speeches. Some children have difficulty pulling out this information so I’m asking you as parents to help your child with that part of the project. They will be able to earn reading log minutes starting on Thursday, and the more familiar they are with their character the easier the note-taking will be for them. The note-taking and rough draft writing will all take place in class.
On Feb.16, we are going to Fort Clatsop in Astoria to learn more about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on an experiential field trip. Due to the distance of this field trip, the students will need to arrive early to school this day. So, if you have a carpool group, please plan to notify them as soon as possible. We will start to load the bus at 7:45 and depart shortly after. We should arrive back to school in time for carpool. If you want to chaperone the field trip, the Room Moms will email details soon.
In science, we have started a new unit on magnetism and electricity. In this week’s science labs, they will need to use 2 D-size batteries. Please send them to school with your student by Tuesday morning in a labeled bag and they will return in about a month.
Recorder practice with Mrs. Fausto will begin this Tuesday. Please remind your child every Tuesday morning, or Monday night, to bring their recorders to school for the lunchtime practice.
What we are studying this week:
Bible: Work on our chapel / God is Omnipotent
Math: Ch. 5 - Factors, Multiples, and Patterns
Reading: Novel studies groups continue.
Science: Magnetism and electricity unit - Static and current electricity
Social Studies: Lewis and Clark Unit - How did they get there?
Writing: 6+1 writing traits: Voice
What's coming up:
- Jan. 22 - All-School Parent Meeting 7:00-8:00pm (FREE PIZZA...click here)
- Jan. 24 - We lead Chapel from 9:00-9:25am (Plan to join us!)
- Feb. 1 - Oregon Symphony Field Trip from 10:15am-12:15pm
- Feb. 14 - Progress reports emailed home
- Feb. 16 - Fort Clatsop Field Trip from 7:45am-3:00pm
- Feb. 19 - No School - Presidents Day
- Feb. 20 - No School - Professional Development for teachers
- Mar. 2 - Hoop-a-thon
- Mar. 16 - Patriotic Performance and Wax Museum at 7:00pm