What a gorgeous weekend yet again! There is nothing quite like New England in the fall.
I wanted to make you aware of a few reminders...
1. Pats Peak ski information went home last Friday. If you are interested in chaperoning, please send back the information as soon as possible.
2. We will be participating in the Fire Safety Program on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:15.
3. Our Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, October 31 at 1:00. We will have a class party following the parade at 1:30. More information will be coming to you this week.
4. I thought I would give you plenty of advance on this notice: The students have not been informed yet, but on Tuesday, November 22 at 8:30 our school will be hosting an assembly pep rally style. Each grade level is being asked to dress in team colors. 4th grade has been designated the color PURPLE! I thought I would give you a heads up on this, because purple is not in everybody's wardrobe!
This week the students will be wrapping up their friendly letters and showing us what they have learned about personal narratives by writing a story with no support or conferencing. The finished pieces help me to drive my instruction in future lessons on writing.
In science we are continuing our study on energy and motion. Our third experiment (roller coaster creation) will be completed this week and the students will have an opportunity to design different roller coaster rides and see how each design impacts the speed of the coasters (marbles!).
We are already well into the second half of unit 2 in math. Converting hours to minutes and minutes to seconds has been a skill we have worked on this past week. This week we will be working on multiplicative number stories, classifying triangles and quadrilaterals and finding lines of symmetry. I am looking to give the unit 2 test towards the end of next week, possibly Thursday, November 2.
This week (and next) the students will be handing in their first reading response. We have discussed the requirements for handing in a quality response and the students also have a rubric to use when creating their letters. It will be great to share the great books that students have been reading through letter sharing on the overhead. The students always look forward to hearing what their friends have read!
It is hard to believe, but the first quarter will be closing before we know it. I wanted to let you know that during this time I hold parent/teacher conferences. I will be sending you more information on signing up for conferences in the coming weeks.
Enjoy your week,