Weekly News - May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Classroom News

The fourth graders worked really hard on their testing this week and we are so proud of the efforts they made.  The third graders will be testing next week, from Tuesday through Friday.  There are also some fourth graders who, next week, will be either doing make-up tests or finishing tests from this week.  Please continue to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and breakfast so he/she is physically prepared for the testing times.  The tests are untimed, so students can have as long as they wish to do their work.  The students who have been taking their time to do their best work have been testing almost up until lunch most days, so being rested and fed really helps.

Remember: the City Presentation is on Friday, June 2nd at 11:00.  Yellow is going first for jog-a-thon, so if you have time, come for that and then stay until after the City Presentation.   If you can’t make it that day, we will be doing the presentation again for the clusters the next Monday, but it’s always nice to come to the first official showing. 

Book orders were due this Friday.  If you wish to place an order and haven’t done so, we won’t submit the order until Sunday, so you have until Saturday night/Sunday morning to do so.  There are a lot of wonderful books in this set of books orders, which are a great way to make sure your child has books to read this summer.  Reading over the summer is a crucial way to help continue your child’s growth to make sure he/she starts off next year strong.

Homework

For the next two weeks, we will not be doing our regularly assigned homework.  Instead, we’re expecting the students use the time for anything that needs to be done to get the city built - permits and actually building, or creating details or other things that they want to include in their city.  

Some students chose to bring home building materials this weekend so that they could work on a building for the city.  Please know that the buildings must match the map the students have planned (otherwise they might not fit on the city), as well as their building permits.  The scale of our city is that one story is equal to 1/2 inch in height.

We also sent home a short piece of homework that is due on Monday.  We’re asking every student to come up with 6 possible names for our city.  (The paper to do this on went home on Wednesday.)  We’ll be sharing and discussing them on Monday, so please help your child remember to get this done and brought in on time, as late papers won’t get to be considered for our city’s name.

The third graders should have a rough draft of their vehicle poster by Monday and the fourth graders should be starting their rough draft poster this week.  The detailed instructions, along with two sheets of paper, one for the rough draft, one for the final, went home already.  The final draft will be due on Friday, May 26th.

Expiration Date: 
Jun 30