Friday, December 9th, 2016
PAWS - Your child's first PAWS assignment is in his/her Friday Folder. They are not graded, but a rubric is attached so you can see how the work will be assessed. Next week's task has been handed out to the kids. They will have the opportunity to sign up for a conference on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. This assignment requires the kids to plan their time as they need to plan, write a first draft, have an adult edit, write a final copy, and then ask an adult for a final signature. Parents, you are welcome to edit at home if you wish. The next assignment is due Friday, December 16th.
SS - We are working our way through the Manhattan Purchase Inquiry. So far we've looked at documents that explain why the Dutch were interested in the Manhattan area and how the Dutch and the Natives both benefited from the purchase. In class the kids made an advertisement that could be used to persuade more Dutch people to move to New Amsterdam.
Small Groups - This week the kids read an article about chicken nuggets. You'll see the quiz in your child's Friday Folder.
Read Aloud - I am still reading Ruby Holler to the kids. We are just about to the climax of the story!
Picture Book Friday - We've started a new tradition! Every Monday, a 4C student will spend time with Mrs. Schopinsky to select a picture book with the intent to read it aloud to our class. The expectation is that the selected student will practice that book all week and then read it to the class. Karenna went first! Check out the picture below. She read The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett. Aidan is on for the coming week!
The hydroponic bean plants have fruit! Check out the picture below.
Dates to Remember
December 15th - Yearbook Orders Due
December 19th - Ornament Workshop
December 23rd - Holiday Party
January 3rd - School Resumes