Emily's Update 10-14-19

posted Oct 14, 2019, 9:51 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Homework Heads Up

Our first homework assignments went home last week.  First graders will be looking for 3 examples of doubles addition problems in real life.  Second graders will search out arrays (objects arranged in rows and columns) as examples of multiplication.  Third graders will be investigating the costs of family outings and graphing and writing about their findings.

My hope is that these projects are flexible enough to fit into your schedule.  Help your child make a plan now to avoid last minute stress.  Projects are customizable to offer room for creativity, challenge and fun.  If you have questions about how to support your child, please let me know.

Projects will be displayed on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:45 at our Homework Gallery.  We hope that you can join us!


Aztec Update

            Did you know that the Aztecs used cacao beans as money?  Or counted by 20s instead of by 10s?  Or that their capital city of  Tenochtitlan was larger than Eugene and Springfield put together, and larger than European cities like Paris and Naples?  We are diving into Aztec culture and looking for its links with modern day Mexico throughout the next few weeks.   One amazing connection is the link between Aztec culture and the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos…


Field Trip – Maude Kerns Art Center Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, Oct. 31.

            We are planning a trip to see art inspired by Dia de los Muertos on Thursday, Oct. 31. 

If you’d like to join us as a chaperone, please email me and include your cell phone number (so that you can be contacted during the field trip).  Plan on coming to school at 8:30.  We’ll be back at 11:30.  We will be walking and taking an LTD bus.


Jogathon Reminders

            Our class had such an amazing Jogathon!  Afterwards, we sorted and counted all our bracelets, and graphed our results.  One group sorted and counted the kinder bracelets and will be presenting a graph and report to kinder this week.

            Please remember to send in pledges if you haven’t already.


Thank You!

            A busy little bird must have been spreading the word about my birthday!  Thank you to every family and student who brought in birthday wishes.  I am profoundly grateful to be part of this caring community.


Mark Your Calendar:

Curriculum Sharing                 Thursday, Oct. 24 3:05 – 4:05 and 6:00 to 7:00

Field Trip: Maude Kerns          Thursday, Oct. 31

Family conferences                 Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8