Cheri's Weekly Update 4-5-18

posted Apr 5, 2018, 2:55 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
April 9 Track Town Pizza Fundraiser
April 18 All school photo
April 22 Earth Day
April 24 Project Fair (3:05-4:05 or 6:00-7:00)
May 4 No school for students. Professional Development for teachers.

SHARING SUGGESTION: 4/2 An item made with wood, 4/9 A joke or comic

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a school-wide Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share the information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with Legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree.” Most projects are completed at home with family supporting students as needed. Poster boards for Project Fair ($3.00) are available for sale in the office.

This year’s Project Fair happens Tuesday, April 24. On that day family and friends can tour the classrooms and enjoy the displayed projects after school at 3:05-4:05 or in the evening from 6:00-7:00. Even if your student doesn’t have a project this year, please come and support the efforts of others. Let me know if you would like more information, project ideas or a cardboard display.

ASTRONOMY/GEOGRAPHY: Our study of our Solar System concludes with the last of our planet research presentations this week. We now journey inside the Earth and explore the inner layers. When we reach the outermost layer, the crust, we turn our attention to the wide variety of land and water formations covering Earth’s surface. If you have books or materials that support our studies please consider sharing.

ZOOLOGY: Vertebrate studies started with fish then amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Now we’ll concentrate on the last group of vertebrates-mammals. Ask your student if they remember the three categories of mammals. (*hint-how/where are young formed?)

BOTANY: A study of roots come next in our Botany curriculum. If you enjoy gardening with your child take some time to look closely at the roots of plants. Talk about the different types and purpose of roots.

Thank you for sharing your bright and enthusiastic children!

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org
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