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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Communication in Purple – Purple Digital Platforms (Article)

Submitted by Purple Teacher on Aug 23 (last updated Aug 23)

Purple Cluster Teachers & Classroom Aide Email: purple.clusteratme.com

This Week in Purple - 8.23.19 (Article)

Submitted by Purple Teacher on Aug 23 (last updated Aug 23)

Happy Friday, Purple Cluster families! We’ve had a great first week and are looking forward to a fantastic year.

As you may have heard from your child, Mr. Bryant needed medical attention in class this morning. He is doing okay and will be back on Monday.

Here’s some helpful Purple Cluster information for you:

Weekly emails – Purple Cluster will send out weekly emails updating parents about homework, upcoming events at school and in Purple, and volunteer opportunities.

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