The Fourth grade had a great field trip to The Farm at Swans Trail. Each group was given a scavenger hunt while going through the 4sq mile replica maze of Washington State. After the scavenger hunt the kids were treated to ice cream and a pig show. Many of the kids said it was the best field trip they have ever been on! Thank you to the volunteers who made this a success: Betsy Rivera, Keely Schoonover, Jody Reich, Kari Aguila, Meagan Tomlinson, Teresa Campbell, Kelly Kasper, Courtney, Stefonick, Andrea Boorman, Sue MacMenamin, Keith Burrell, Ann Foley and Andrew Feudner.
In class next week:
Math: The focus is multiplication and words problems. Students use tools such as charts and memory to find math facts. They are already increasing understanding!
Writing/Language Arts: Continued work on Haunted House Stories. Be ready for a scare! Students review the conventions of standard English including capitalization and punctuation.
Science: Students will create a prototype for a Pumpkin Pipeline. They are focusing on the meaning of constraints, criteria and prototype. Also the skill of productively working in a small group.
Religion: We will use parables to teach the importance of helping others. Students will begin work on the Second Annual St. John Families Help the Homeless Service Project. Students will be making posters to place around the school, doing morning announcements, and classroom presentations to solicit help from the student body.
Reading: Novel study work on Bunnicula continues. Students are working to pick good fit books for independent reading. If you need help guiding your child to find a good fit book please let me know.
Items to note:
Wednesday, Oct. 17 Vision Hearing screening for k, 2, 4, 6
Thursday, Oct. 18 Cash-Grabbin’ Gecko at student lunch. Progress report day.
Friday, Oct. 19 Free Dress! Thank you for supporting the Jog-a-thon!
October 23 Individual Picture day
Unity Day on October 24, a day that promotes acceptance, kindness and inclusion. Since orange is the color of unity, students are encouraged to find something orange to wear on Oct. 24 (Free dress if you wear something orange!)
Tuesday, November 13 Second Annual St. John Families Help the Homeless, 6:30pm Egan All ages are welcome to participate in this seasonal event. Fourth graders will lead the school in this service project in November.
Thursday, November 29, 7pm, Dr. Ann Steel, M.D.,”Raising Kids in a Digital World” Egan Hall, Adults Only You won’t want to miss this parent education evening. Dr. Steel is “devoted to helping families, communities and professionals understand and manage the challenges that arise from personal technology use.
Please let me know if you have any questions!