L.A.U.N.C.H. Update

December 2014

Curriculum Connection ~ This month in L.A.U.N.C.H.

3rd Grade ~ Students continued learning about fractions, equivalent fractions and base units in math. Students also worked with Venn Diagrams in our Egypt study to compare and contrast life in Ancient Egypt and life for themselves today.


4th Grade ~ Students continued exploring the 8 parts of speech focusing on adjectives and adverbs. We also finally met Colin in the novel The Secret Garden. Our math focus is on prime and composite numbers. We have also been researching the difference between English and European Robins. Ask your child if they know the scientific names of each bird.


5th Grade ~ Students completed a R.A.F. T. activity and tried to persuade the men of England to travel to the New World on the Susan Constant. In math we focused on problem solving using division. Persuasive writing is developing nicely using our Hamburger Models provided by the College of William and Mary where most of our curriculum is developed.

Upcoming Dates:

April ~ 5th Grade to Colonial Virginia (Jamestown, Williamsburg & Yorktown) (Hunt Meadows and Spearman) (5th Grade at Palmetto will go on a separate trip. More details to come.)


May ~ 4th Grade to the Biltmore Estate ~ Ashville, NC (unconfirmed date) (Hunt Meadows, 4th at Palmetto, and Spearman)


3rd Grade trip to Discovery Place in Charlotte. Date coming soon. (Hunt Meadows and Spearman)


January 2015 ~ Be on the lookout for L.A.U.N.C.H. Progress Reports. Please be sure to sign and return them to school.

Contact Me:

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. You can reach me quickly through email but a phone call to the front office works just as well. I am enjoying working with your children each week.

Phone Numbers:

864-850-3987 HMES

864-847-5442 PMES

864-947-9787 SES

Family Brain Buster:

Which weighs more? A pound of bricks or a pound of feathers?

Featured Link:

National Association for Gifted Children

The National Association for Gifted Children is one of the best places for parents of gifted children to find resources, reading, help, and advice on raising an exceptional child.

http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources-parents

Inspirational Quote:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

~ Helen Keller