December looms…where has the time gone? A lot of correspondence about up coming events has been sent home this week. I can only hope that all of it has made it to your hands. December boasts a variety of activities that I’m sure you’re more familiar with than myself. There are January food order forms; turkey luncheon information for December 17th; skating permission forms for the 18th; and a notice about cookie dough pick up for Wednesday December 3rd. Busy, busy, busy!! You can also expect a note/form from me regarding a Secret Santa gift exchange next week.
It has been busy in the classroom too, with so many projects on the go. I’ve had to adjust the timetable day after day to afford the extra time needed to get things done. We will wrap up data management next week with a quick quiz on data and graphing (playing Prodigy will be good review; extra work is on the homework post for today). Next will a combined strand unit that will have us looking at 2D shapes, and perimeter and area.
Students have been busy putting together ideas for their persuasive writing piece. If we stay on track, you’ll get a chance to read your child’s revised draft later in the week. The “Dive” trilogy is officially done, capped with the movie trailers and posters that the students designed in pairs. They’re posted here on the blog and I’ve even forwarded the link to Gordon Korman so he can see what the students have done.
Social studies is just about complete as students put the finishing touches on their projects, while the inquiry continues in science. Yesterday, we combined the idea of structures (G5) with simple machines (G4) to create catapults from Popsicle sticks. The students unanimously agreed it was fun but very challenging. At last check, one catapult shot 900cm!
Our canned food drive is well under way, thank you for the support. This week we brought in 306 cans, thanks largely in part to Isaac, who hauled 127 items in today! With just 97 cans to go to reach our goal, we look to be in good shape. The contest ends on Friday. Let’s try to finish strong!