What another wonderful week of learning. Students surely have enjoyed reading Project Mulberry and we are so lucky that Linda Sue Park, the author of Project Mulberry, tweeted us back when she saw our creations in the library. Thank you for making this year's One School, One Book a success. We truly have the most amazing school and parents!
Math: Students finished their fractions unit and we have started geometry. Students explored and created iMovies about geometry in real life.
Reading: We continue to dive deeper into historical fiction. Students understand that the author relays messages repeatedly to show that trouble is brewing and that characters are behaving the way they do because of the situations they are in. Students love our read aloud Number the Stars. Have dinner or car conversations regarding what they are learning about that time period during WWII. Students will begin their second book club next week.
Writing: Students enhanced their literary essays by including lists, quotes, and mini stories to take their writing to the next level. We will continue this work for the next couple of weeks.
Science: Students explored rocks and mineral this week.
Social Studies: Students finished learning about European Explorers. We have started our work with Level Up Village in which students will work with a class in Bangladesh as Global Scientist. We are excited about this work!
1. Penny Book due Monday- We've had enough time in class by now to have all world events completed. If your child is not done with that, please finish at home. Remember to have a cover page and their sources page at the end.
2. Next week we will not do a Time for Kids- this should ease of some evening time for students to work on their science fair projects which are due on Feb. 15th. The science fair will be held at 6 pm but students should bring their boards in the morning with all necessary materials on that day.
3. Next week is Kindness Week-please the e-blast for more information
Monday: Be kind and let your Heart Grow -Wear hearts or red and give compliments.
Tuesday: Kindness Makes Your Heart Glow-Wear bright or neon colors and be a good listener
Wednesday: Walk in Someone Else's Shoes-Wear two different shoes and show empathy
Thursday: Everyone Counts-Wear a number jersey or shirt and include others
Friday: Wear your Green and Gold-Encourage each other with Armstrong spirit
Thank you for always supporting our students and ensuring that they come prepared and ready to learn each day! Have a wonderful weekend!