News from Mrs. Drudy 10/05/2015

"We exist so children can excel."

What We're Learning in Challenge

3/4 Grade

An African proverb says, "It takes a whole village to raise a child." You and I are part of that village. Currently, as part of our school's effort to help our students develop strong, positive, lifelong behaviors, we are highlighting the character trait of compassion. We will be discovering the attributes of caring by using some of the following strategies:

  • participating in group activities
  • reading literature that show examples of compassion
  • discussing current events that highlight compassion
  • listing traits of caregivers such as parents, teachers, nurses, and doctors
Be sure to ask your child about the compassion chart (s)he generated with his/her peers today.

5/6 Grade

I cannot even begin to say just how much I am enjoying the culminating projects for Maniac Magee. It's so interesting to give this group choices, just so see what they run with. Whether it's an interview, a newscast, or a detailed map, the creativity and works-in-process is delightful to observe. As we highlight the MCS character trait of compassion, the 5/6 group will be conducting brief in-class research on world leaders/public figures that have demonstrated compassion in some way.

Both Classes

How is your child coming along with his/her cereal box book report? The boxes are starting to trickle in and they are looking fantastic! I have reminded students that I do not want these types of projects to be a source of stress for them...nor for you! I will be sharing with the students some examples of "commercials". I can sense some nervousness from some of them about this, and I want to diminish this as much as possible. After all, it's just us...nothing to be nervous about.

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

Wed., Oct. 7th: Early Dismissal 2:25

Friday, Oct. 9th: End of the nine weeks (Cereal Box Book Report and A.R. points due)

Wed., Oct. 14th: Parent Teacher Conferences