Thursday, May 22, 2014

Earthshine Photos!

At long's the link to the pictures we took on our trip to Earthshine.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Faith Studies Update from Mrs. Peery

We are having fun studying the New Testament in fourth grade Faith Studies!  The students enjoyed playing Holy Week Trivia and creating Hosanna Prayers as we prepared for Easter.  Students also participated in a Scripture Easter Egg Hunt, in small groups.  Each group found the scripture verses from the Easter story from one of the gospels.   The groups put their story in order and compared their story with the other groups.   As a class we listed the similarities and differences between the stories found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  After Easter we are reading the stories of times when Jesus appeared to his disciples following the resurrection. We are learning that even when we don’t see God, God is present with us.  I have truly enjoyed teaching fourth grade Faith Studies this year.  We are looking forward to a great end of the year together.

Classroom Library Books

We are asking each student and family to do a book hunt at your house to see if you can locate any books from our classroom library. I was cleaning out my own darling daughter's bookshelf and found NINE books that belong to Ms. Melvin! I'm betting that there are some books from our classroom library lurking in your homes as well.  Check under beds, on bookshelves, on bedside tables, etc. We appreciate your help in getting them all back to school for next year's students to enjoy.

Sandwich Deli Writing Project

This project will make your student think outside the bun! Groups of students will work together to dream up a delicious sandwich. They will  write a descriptive paragraph that will cause their readers to drool. This will require students to use sensory language to entice the reader to choose their sandwich. Using arts supplies found in our classroom and your homes, they will also create a model of the sandwich. This project will culminate with all the faculty, staff, and 5th grade students voting on the winner of the contest.

Summer Noticing Notebook

The noticing book is a place to journal, record, and take notes during the summer months. The noticing books will be used on the first day of school next year! We ask that all rising students in grades 1-5 purchase a simple composition book by Monday, June 2 and bring it to school so we can launch this process in the classrooms. 

Investigations Student Book

Remember these? Please have your child return 
his/herMath Student Handbook 
to our classroom 
by Monday, June 2.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dates to Note

Thursday, May 22 
Our class to visit MM2GO

Friday, May 23
2:00 8th Grade/Faculty Basketball Game

Monday, May 26
No School / Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27
Unite or Die lines must be memorized

Monday, June 2
Celebration Greet the Week in gym

Tuesday, June 3
10:00 Unite or Die performance and classroom visit

Thursday, June 5
1:00 Tribe Olympics

Friday, June 6
10:30 Moving Up Chapel
Early Dismissal for SUMMER!