Sarah's Weekly Update 5-11-12

posted May 11, 2012, 12:15 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Academics
This week we’re working on the second round of OAKS testing for those who need, or want, to retake any of the tests. 

We had a lesson Monday on making sure that paragraphs have main idea sentences, and that all the sentences in a paragraph relate to that one idea. Students will have a chance to practice that skill while writing an expository essay about Westward Expansion. 

Next week the class is going to start down the Oregon Trail. In preparation, we are creating characters this week who want to go west. Students are coming up with a back story for their character, along with motivation for going west. 

End of the Year Trip
The End of the Year trip is quickly approaching. In order to make it happen, we really need permission slips returned along with health history forms for both students and adult volunteers. We heard from a number of parents earlier about driving, we need to make sure that we have all the information we need. Please fill out the health history forms and check in at the office to make sure Kayla has everything she needs from you. 

Jog-A-Thon
Don’t forget that the jog-a-thon is happening next Friday. This leads to a number of important points to mention. First, this is a fundraiser, so encourage your students to obtain pledges for the walking/jogging/running effort. 

Also remember that we will be holding our jog-a-thon at South Eugene High School track. That being the case, students will need to have permission slips returned so that they may participate. If you have not yet returned your student’s permission slip, please do so ASAP. 

Finally, remember that we will be at South until the end of the school day on Friday. Please remember to pick your student up at 1:00. Thanks! 

Last Week of School
On June 9, I will be leaving Eugene for two months to finish my Montesssori training. Unfortunately, this means that I will be missing the last week of school. This leaves three days to fill with activities. If you have an idea for a fun project that you’d like to try out with the class, we’d be interested in hearing more. Just get in touch with me, and let me know what you’re thinking.



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