Peek at the Week
November 16-20 4th Grade Mrs. Lanz
I am not a Turkey! (project)
We need your help! Students brought home items for this project on Wednesday . Help this turkey make it safely past Thanksgiving by disguising him.
Turkeys that have made it through in the past have been dressed like ballerinas, football players, farmers, hula dancers, Elvis, etc. Think of something unique or special to your family and disguise your turkey accordingly.
Please have fun and be creative! You may use anything you can think of to decorate. Family turkeys in the past have been decorated with crayons, macaroni, craft feathers, tissue paper, wallpaper scraps, dried beans, rice, clothes and shoes cut from newspaper adds, ribbons, fabric scraps, etc.
Please follow these directions when disguising your turkey.
Cut out the turkey.
Decide how to disguise him and have fun.
Write a description of the disguise, as if the turkey is talking(using the paper sent home) Explain how the turkeys movements, choices, activities, appearance and more clearly demonstrate how they are not a turkey.
Return to school by November 19th.
Thanks for your support!
What's Coming Up
Writing: Students will work on drafting their narrative. Their Turkey project is due on Thursday the 19th.
Reading: Students will read the story Seeker of Knowledge and use biographies and picture books to continue to explore the theme, What it Takes to Achieve Your Hopes and Dreams.
Math: We will start a unit focusing on fractions.
Calling All Scientists and Engineers!
See Letter Below:
Calling all Scientists and Engineers
Dear Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians and Technologists,
Birchview Elementary will once again be hosting a school wide S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) day on January 14th and we are looking for volunteers to present to our classes at 9:45 and 10:30. If you work in a field where you use any part of S.T.E.M. and would like to come present/demonstrate some of what you do, we would love to have you. Here is specifically what we are looking for in the presentations:
1. Explanation of the field you are in and what you do on a day to day basis
2. Demonstration of the work you do
a. This could be models, experiments, design process, PowerPoint, pictures, etc.
3. A Question and Answer period
4. The presentation timeframe would be about 30 minutes (First grade should be a little less than 30 minutes.)
We want to give our students a glimpse into careers that focus on any part of S.T.E.M. and what they entail. Presenters can be family members or friends of family members. Last year we had parents, grandparents and volunteers from the community. If you know someone who might be interested please pass the information and my name and contact information on to him or her. Last year we had 2 -3 presenters per grade level, it would be wonderful if we had enough for one per class this year.
If you are interested in presenting or would like more information to see if what you do would work for a presentation, please contact
Danielle Miller, Vision 21 teacher
Thank you, this was an amazing experience for our students last year and many of them have stopped me in the hallway asking when our STEM day is this year.
Regions Postcard Project
We will continue our study of the regions of the United States throughout the school year. However we need your help. Our goal is to collect postcards from each of the 50 states. We will begin by reaching out to friends and relatives in the MIDWEST REGION (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.) Do you know someone who lives in or will be visiting these states? If so, you can help!
All you need to do is send them our address: A personal note is encouraged, but not required.
Mrs. Lanz’s Class
425 Ranchview Ln. N
Plymouth, MN 55447
We will be displaying postcards on our bulletin board to help us get to know the regions of our country.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Our spelling words will be posted here weekly and students can use this as a place to practice their words.
Math skills are organized by standard and will be assigned in class and occasionally for homework.