Where oh where did the time go?! May! Unbelievable! I’m going to start with the same topic I’ve started the last several Digests with: research. We used the last of our in-class research periods for social studies yesterday. Starting next week, we’ll being sorting and consolidating our findings in preparation for the lapbook project itself. Students should have an abundance of information at this point, if they’ve used the time well. That said, I’ve noticed many students reading through the books provided, and surfing the web, but have little to show in the form of written work. It would be wise to check in with your child and see what he/she has gathered, as a lack of information by next week would make it impossible to begin the project itself. If you’d like more information on what the project entails, download a copy here: Lapbook Early Societies. Please note, however, that the project will be done at school. I’m merely sharing this information so that your child is adequately prepared for building it next week.
The grade fives, meanwhile, are now in the building stage of their science projects on the human body. A few have come to class without materials so it would help if you could follow up with your child and ensure that he/she has whatever is needed to put the project together. They are also in-school only assignments which are due on Friday. The grade fours will be getting their science project assigned (hopefully) by the end of the week as well. Stay tuned.
The May newsletter is posted and in it I’ve mentioned two trip dates coming up this month (both of which are outdoor). If you’re interested in joining us, earmark the date(s) and, when the details come out, let me know if you’d like to attend.
Our track and field day is next Wednesday so please prepare your child for a day outdoors. Layers, suitable footwear, sunscreen, a water bottle and filling foods are encouraged.
Enjoy what promises to be a warm, sunny weekend!