Collins Newsletter 2.18.22

Mrs. Cebula's Weekly Update

Ask Your Child About...

K - Valentine’s Day and our week of love. Sorting, graphing and adding candy hearts.


1 - What famous Americans we learned about this week!


2 - The persuasive writing they have done. Who have they written to? What topics have they written about?


3 - Their Native American research project. We have been comparing and contrasting Cheyenne and Lenape Tribes.


4 - The Muscular System! Do a quick movement break and talk about what muscles are contracting and relaxing!


5 - The social issues we are discussing in our book clubs about

“Because of Mr. Terupt.”


Art - 4th Graders - Trompe L'oeil and how we used it to create ice cream sundaes. Please check out @art.with.mrs.ferrell on Instagram to see how sweet these treats turned out. No names or faces will ever be displayed. Artwork only.


Music - Ask your 4th or 5th grader to share the drumming patterns we learned to accompany a folk song from the region of West Africa, “Funga Alafia.”


PE - Gymnastics and body management skills with stations!


Media - Ask your child about Kindness Week lessons team-taught with Mrs. Carter

We kick off Read Across America the Week of February 28th

Big picture

4th Grade Dance Residency Performance for Parents Only

Thursday, March 17th, 9am

67 Martin Road

Livingston, NJ

Students in grades 4 will experience cultures through music, dance, costume, and a culminating performance. We will send specific information as the event gets closer.

Please note these performances are for parents only.

Do Happy

Students will be watching a new video after break. Barbara will share how connecting with others is another way to “Do Happy.” The focus of the video will be:

  • Social connections are good for us, and loneliness is not.

  • It’s not the number of friends you have; it’s the quality of your close relationships that matters.

  • Good relationships protect our body and affect our emotional and mental health.

3rd Grade Dance Residency

Thursday, March 31st, 9am

67 Martin Road

Livingston, NJ

Students in grades 3 will experience cultures through music, dance, costume, and a culminating performance. See this site for more information. We will send specific information as the event gets closer.

Please note these performances are for parents only.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 21 - 25 - SCHOOL CLOSED

February 28 - March 4 - Read Across America