Edgewood's Tiger Talk
November 17, 2017
4th grade students analyze different types of rock and soil, and describe the various attributes.
Fine Motor & Fun!
Students in K4 make things out of play-dough and strengthen their hand muscles in the process. This is important for writing, drawing, and cutting skills.
Students in Mrs. Jankowski's class work with Nicki Lange, our District Technology Integration Support Teacher, to try out a newer tool--Google Keep. It's great for jotting notes while reading/researching.
Fine Motor & Fun!
A Note from the Principal
- Work with your child to identify something nice to do for someone else, and then do it with them. (E.g. making a meal/cookies for an elderly neighbor)
- Give experiences (like a family trip to a rock-climbing place) in lieu of toys
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen together
- End each day with sharing something that you are thankful for
- Make a family meal together
I just read somewhere that children in the US are 3.1% of the world's children, but have 40% of the world's toys. What they'll remember most likely won't be the perfect gift, but the time we spent and things we did together.
Classroom Spotlight--Mrs. Schuett--Writing
Guidance Update from Mrs. Michlig
Goal Setting Work in Progress!
Art with Mrs. Nolan
You have likely seen your child bring home some beautiful art created in art class. I encourage you to honor this accomplishment by displaying your child's art. Here are a few ideas:
- Take a picture of it and have it printed on something for a gift. ( Walgreen's photo or online stores)
- Create a collection of the art that comes home by photographing and making it into a book. (Walgreen's again!)
- Frame it! Hang it in your home. You will appreciate it for years to come.
- Display in a prominent place for all to admire even for a short time.
- Ask your child what the process of making the piece was and what did they learn.
- Store art in a bin each year and enjoy in later years.
PE with Mr. Warnecke
Music with Mrs. McClanahan
During November and December grades 2-5 focus on feeling how the beats in music are grouped or what we call the meter. We had fun with patriotic songs for Veteran's Day and are also enjoying traditional Thanksgiving music. We anticipate great times ahead as we compare and contrast the abundant holiday music on the horizon. K5 and 1st have helped Bear through a scary autumn storm, helped him celebrate Thanksgiving, and will find out what the holidays hold. If you want to know more, make sure you ask them.
Pawsitively Edgewood--Character Education
It's Getting Cold!
If you need assistance getting appropriate winter gear, please reach out to Mrs. Boyd or Mrs. Michlig.
Is this game/movie/book appropriate for my kid?
Earn money for our EHSA when you shop on Amazon!
11/22--No School for Students (Professional Learning)
11/23-24--No School--Thanksgiving Holiday
12/8--Coffee with the Principal: Learn about our work so far with Goal-Setting (which builds self-directed learning skills)
12/9--EHSA Breakfast with Santa, 9am-11am
12/14--1st Trimester Report Cards sent home in Thursday Folders
12/25-1/1--No School--Winter Break
1/18-Winter Concert at the GHS Performing Arts Center, K-2 @ 6:30, 3-5 @ 7:15
1/25--Family Fun Night, 5-7pm. Save the date!