The Stevens Selection
April 8, 2016
**Ask your student what is the closest whole number to 5.7? (6)
Science & Social Studies
This week our students have begun working with the crayfish. These investigations have been highly anticipated by our fourth graders. Lucky for us, the new batch of crayfish that we received are HUGE! On Thursday we learned about the different structures of the crayfish and how to pick up the crayfish appropriately. See the pictures below of the students observing and handling the crayfish.
**Ask your student...what is the carapace on the crayfish? (The "torso" area of the crayfish).
This Friday our students took the United States Political Map test. They will be receiving them back next week. On Thursday, April 14th our students will be completing the World Continents Map test. Students can use the link below to practice their map test.
We have now begun working with our quarter four theme of innovation and inspiration. This week our students have been learning the difference between the two and discussing why innovation and inspiration are important in our world.
**Ask your student...what is innovation ? (Innovation is improving an invention that already exists).
In writer's workshop we are beginning our new writing project which is creating a brochure. Your student has chosen three inventions that deal with a particular theme (work and play, get connected, on the move, medical marvels, or at your convenience). They will be using these inventions to create a brochure on their theme.
**Ask your student...which theme did you choose? What inventions from your theme did you pick?
Be Connected to Our Classroom
Kutz Dairy Farm Field Trip
Permission Slips will be due by Friday, April 22nd.
HOW IT WORKS:
On April 15th students will be completing many different activity stations that promote health and wellness. Parents, other family members, and family friends can sponsor students to participate in this event. The PTO is hoping to receive a $10 sponsorship for each student at Purdy Elementary.
Thank you for your support!
- Help them get a good night sleep before the testing day
- Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of
- Encourage them to try their best
We will be testing the following dates:
- April 18th & 19th - ELA
- April 21st - 22nd - ELA & Math
- April 26th-28th - Math & Science
- May 3rd - Social Studies
- May 5th - Social Studies
Important Dates to Remember
April 14th - World Continents Test
April 15th - Purdy Palooza
April 19th - Purdy Arts Festival & Scholastic Book Fair
April 22nd - Field Trip Permission Slips Due