Saturday, October 29, 2016

Updates from 4th Grade

Hello Everyone,

This past week was a huge success with Everybody Engineering. The students created some amazing popsicle towers and worked wonderfully in their groups. It was such a treat to see the different age groups come together listening to each others ideas and problem solving. A big thank you to Marcia Gauvin for organizing another successful year that truly gets the students doing hands-on real-world problem solving.

Our first two weeks of Think3d! have also been extremely fun for the kids. They have loved working through the origami and doing reverse engineering to teach each other how to create their origami animals. It has been wonderful to see different students excel and help each other out in the process.  Their posters will be displayed for you to view at parent-teacher conferences. Here are a few photos of them working on their origami in the first lesson.

Here are a few updates about the coming week:

Halloween Parade-Monday October 31st. Students will begin lining up for the parade at 1:30 so parents may come at 1:15 to help students get in their costumes. There will be a costume show following the parade on the playground with apple cider  and time for students to play together in their costumes.

PTO Harvest Hoedown- Friday, November 4th, 5:30-7pm. This event is being put on by the student council and PTO and will include dancing and pizza for families to enjoy. A notice was sent home this past week to pre-order pizza for the event. This will help us get an accurate count for the event. We ask you return them by Tuesday (Wednesday at the latest). Come check out the scarecrows in our front lobby as well :)

*IMPORTANT* Can you please send in a photo/email a photo of your child in their halloween costume from a years past. This will be used for a halloween-themed writing assessment on Monday October 31st. Sorry for the late notice but I have just come up with the idea and I think it will help them to produce some great realistic fiction stories to end our unit. If you could put the photo in an envelope and tell them not to peek at it yet that would be great. Let me know if you cannot find a photo and I will find one for them to use. Having a photo that they can connect with will be beneficial though. Thanks!

Don't forget your students monthly book talk forms are due Monday, October 31st. We look forward to hearing about their latest read! We are also looking forward to our Writing Celebration on Tuesday. A big thank you to those of you who have offered to bring cider and muffins to make the event special for the kids.

Enjoy the rest of your halloween weekend :)

Kelley & Cindy

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