Mary's Weekly Update 3-3-16

posted Mar 3, 2016, 10:44 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Field Trip to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

We will be taking a field trip to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  We have arranged to see the "Adapt, Move or Go Extinct" program as well as the Buzz Saw Sharks exhibit.  We will plan to arrive at the museum by 9:30am and be back at school by noon.  If you would like to assist with the planning and/or execution of this field trip, please come to a short meeting on Wednesday,  March 9th, at 6pm in the classroom.  We are looking for both drivers and chaperones.  If you would like to help but cannot make the meeting, please be sure to email me.

Dark Life

Please send a regular size shoe box with your child for their underwater house/building project (extras are VERY appreciated).  They may also bring in materials for their dioramas, especially plastic bags.  


Please remember that students are able to bring home ONE piece of homework each night.  This is their choice and it is their responsibility to make any copies that are necessary.  We continue to encourage everyone to take ownership of their own work and plan appropriately.  

NOTE:  Math homework must be written out on lined or gridded paper!  The student cannot do their work on a photocopy of the page unless it has been cleared with me first, and I will not count assignments that do not show all work and/or are not on lined/gridded paper.  Being able to accurately copy and format homework is a NECESSARY skill for students.

Items Needed

We are looking for several items for the classroom/Upper Elementary.  

  • Containers with lids - we need to store all the materials for our science units, so we need containers of all sizes with lids (deli tubs are excellent).

  • small jam or baby food jars - we need approx. 30 medium sized jars (with lids, if possible)

  • CD players (especially Walkman styles) - so kids can listen to audio materials in the classroom

  • D size batteries - alive or dead

  • football - a new football for recess would be much appreciated

  • board games/decks of cards/other - we would like some more activities for indoor recess, so used games and decks of cards are much appreciated (no puzzles please).

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!


Friday, 3/4 3-5 Grade OBOB Meeting 1:15-2:30pm

Monday, 3/7 Track Town Pizza Event

Wednesday, 3/9             State Testing Info Session, 6:30--New and 3rd Year Parents

Wednesday, 3/9 Room 8 Field Trip Planning Meeting

Sunday, 3/13 Daylight Savings Time