Purple Cluster (Grades 4-5)

Welcome to purple.clusteratme.com (Purple Cluster) from Kira Walker and Greg Bryant

Theme: What Does it Mean to Be Human?

How is our humanity expressed through our minds, behaviors, and emotions?

In Purple Cluster, students are engaged in inquiry throughout the year.  The curriculum is learned through units that involve firsthand experiences with the content as well as supportive texts.  There is an emphasis on science and writing.

The students function as detectives and investigators as they work in groups to solve both student-generated and teacher-directed tasks.  The culminating project is a science symposium in which they present their research projects and their original writing.

Processes and activities used throughout the year include literature circles, writer's workshop, inquiry science, overnight camping, interactive journals, science notebooks, genre studies, podcasts, math projects, and working with models and simulations.  Children are expected to work both collaboratively and independently.

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This Week in Purple - 9/25 (Article)

Submitted by Purple Room Parent on Sep 26 (last updated Sep 28)

Greeting Purple People!

Homework packets were sent home yesterday and are due back this Friday, September 29. The Time For Kids assignment requires to the kids to refer back to an article from a couple of weeks ago. If your child no longer has the Time For Kids magazine from that week, the article can be found on the Time For Kids website. 

This Week in Purple - 9/18 (Article)

Submitted by Purple Room Parent on Sep 20 (last updated Sep 28)

Greetings Purple People!

Homework packets were sent home this past Monday and are due back this Friday, Sep 22.

Optional Music Homework from Mr. Cline went home today and is due next Wednesday, Sep 27. Taking the HW handout was optional. If you need another copy, you can download it here. 

Hello & Important Dates Coming Up (Article)

Submitted by Purple Room Parent on Aug 22 (last updated Sep 28)

Greetings Purple People! We are excited to be your Purple room parents this year. We’d like to let you know about some events coming up:

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