Eric's Weekly Update 5-9-15

posted May 11, 2015, 9:59 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Calendar                      
Saturday, 5/9 T.R.U.E. performing at Cozmic Pizza 6-7pm
Thursday, 5/14 Board Meeting 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, 5/15 Jog-A-Thon (volunteers needed)
Friday, 5/15 Middle School Dance 6-8pm
Monday, 5/18 Site Council Meeting 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, 5/19 Budget Committee Meeting 3:30pm
Thursday, 5/21 Conferences – NO SCHOOL
Friday, 5/22 Conferences – NO SCHOOL
Monday, 5/25 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
Thursday, 5/28 End Of Year Picnic 5:30pm
Friday, 5/29 Move-Up Day
Friday, 5/29 Dana’s Class Play 6-7:30pm
Saturday, 5/30 House Concert to benefit the Capital Campaign
Thursday, 6/4 8th Grade Graduation
Friday, 6/5 NO SCHOOL – Grading Day
Monday, 6/8 Field Day
Wednesday, 6/10 Last Day of School (early release) 

This week…
An early Happy Mother’s Day acknowledgment goes out to all the great moms out there. I hope you have some great family time. On behalf of all the staff I send out the warmest feelings of gratitude for the many forms of appreciation you have showered upon us. We have loved the treats, homemade cards, flowers, soaps, candles, cups, and gift cards. We really do feel appreciated and return the kindness for your generous support.

This week I talked to the kids about a final presentation. They seemed pretty excited to do a last research project of the furry animals of Australia and take a peek at New Zealand and Indonesia as well. We will make up a list of who is doing what and send the list out to you. This week the 3rd years continue their state assessments. We are just finishing up the language component and will start on the math in the coming days and weeks.

May is the month for learning about sound! We had an overview of how sound works and subsequent lessons will cover sonar and radar and the animals that use this to great effect. 

Next week…
In the next few work-days we will be making our own maps of Australia and labeling the important geological features, political boundaries, and capital cities. As mentioned, we will also learn more about sonar, which is actually an acronym for??? Do you know?

On the 26th I have arranged to have Nate from Zany Zoo visit us again. This time he will be sharing animals from Australia! 

Eric and Emily

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