June Newsletter

So much happening between now and June 18th

Math, Reading, Writing and the Like

Winding down, down, down... I am trying to collect everyone's COMPLETED Luvtareed Reading Log. The due date for these is June 15th. Every page filled out accurately and neatly. All genres read. In Math, we are on Day 4 of Athenian Secret. The students are enjoying the problem solving and the competition. Writing portfolios will come home the last week of school.

Genius Hour

Oh so many good engineering ideas floating about in the heads of these bright children. Very little time to actually build and problem solve. We will try to carve out at least an hour or two before the end of the year for the students to work with our littleBits, Makey Makeys, and even more cardboard.

How-To Guides

These products have been the perfect way to end the year. I have enjoyed every second of the presentations. Each child has brought a strong sense of personal voice to their How-To guide. It has been so rewarding to see the quality and creativity in each one. I have linked a few below so you too can appreciate their efforts.
Carson presents How-To Play Trampoline Games

Be sure to watch the videos. They look like stills but are actually little iMovies.

Gigi presents How-To Attract Birds To Your Backyard

This is a hand-drawn book. I scanned it and saved it as a PDF. This affected the quality. The original was truly beautiful.

The Greek Play

I think I emailed all relevant and essential information last week. Just a few reminders. Please practice at home. All lines must be memorized. Dance video is on my website. Your child should bring a large plastic shopping bag to school this week so that he/she can bring his/her costume home for one night so you can see it and give it a thumbs up. It may only be home for one night. All costumes that are being made need to come to school on Monday, June 8th. Dress rehearsal is on Weds. June 10th. Same day as the play. All families are being asked to bring a Greek dish for sharing that night. Remember our nut allergy and prepare food carefully. Students and their families should arrive at 6:50. Students should be in costume.


Thursday, June 11th, 11am-2:15pm

1740 Northeast Fuson Road

Bremerton, WA

The fee is $10.00 for everyone - students and chaperones. We have the place all to ourselves. Just our class. The fee includes skate rental. Students can bring their own roller blades. Everyone needs a sack lunch.

We need drivers who are able to stay. Please RSVP if you can help. Permission slip will be coming home tomorrow.

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Fourth Grade Swim Party

Monday, June 15th, 9:30-11:30am

8521 Madison Avenue North

Bainbridge Island, WA

The whole 4th grade is going to go swimming. There is a $4.00 fee and everyone needs a swimsuit and a towel. To swim in the deep end your child has to have a license. Please follow up with this if you have not already. Each and every child also needs a sack lunch for that day as we will miss our regularly scheduled lunch time.

Look for this permission slip tomorrow.

RSVP if you can do drop off and pick up. Many drivers needed for our 28.

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We have a substantial number of students receiving awards for Accelerated Reader and Math Olympiad. They are very accomplished scholars. I am so proud of their hard work and the resulting progress. The assembly is on Monday the 15th.

The Sakai Connection

This time of year, the Sakai staff and counselors are busy introducing your children to their new school. I have already met with the counselors and passed on valuable information about your children's academic and social needs. The counselor and several students will do a short presentation on Thursday afternoon and will answer student questions. Friday morning we will go to Sakai for a visit. If you would like to come with us, you can meet us there at 9:15. The band teacher will be here twice the following week looking for recruits.