Eric's Weekly Update 10-15-15

posted Oct 16, 2015, 1:09 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Calendar
Friday, 10/16 OBOB Meeting for Grades 3-5 1:15-2:30pm
Friday, 10/16 Grandparent’s Day Invitations Sent Home
Saturday, 10/17 Outdoor Work Party 1-3pm
Monday, 10/19 Site Council Meeting 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, 10/20 Curriculum Sharing 3:15-4:15pm and 6-7pm
Saturday, 10/24 Work Party – Complete the Paver Pathway
Saturday, 10/24 DDD Skate World Costume Party 4:30-6:30pm
Monday, 10/26 Parent Support Group 6-7:30pm NEW STARTING DATE
Wednesday, 10/28 Picture Re-takes
Friday, 10/30 Fall Boxtop Deadline – turn in boxtops today!
Friday, 10/30 NO SCHOOL – Conferences & Clothing Exchange
Monday, 11/2 NO SCHOOL – Conferences & Clothing Exchange

This week…

We managed to cover everything in my lesson book this week, and I am both surprised and happy! We learned about early explorers that came to America, had an interesting discussion about ecology and biomes in general, and revisited the lifecycle of stars as we began our studies in functional geography.

I would like to thank all those who helped with our field trip to the Science Factory. It was a great visit and we all made it back safely.

Many folks have been asking about the pumpkin patch and whether or not we will be going as a class. I have decided to forego the pumpkin patch this year and replace it with a more meaningful, but equally important visit to Dorris Ranch in Springfield. This aligns perfectly with our studies of early America and Native American cultures. I am trying to work out the details with them, and once we can talk in person I will set a date.

Next week and beyond…
In the coming week we will create a list of Northeast Native American tribes to study. Students will choose a tribe and then prepare to research it and present it to the class. We will plan on doing these class presentations the week of November 9th. I will give the students guidelines and a sheet with questions to consider for their research.

We will continue our work with biomes, look at Newton’s Laws of Motion and work more with forgiveness as part of Peaceful Character Education.

Hope your weekend is grand.

Eric and Emily
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