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Raleigh Field Trip- This Thursday!

Raleigh Field Trip Reminders

* Students need to be at school at 6:30am. The buses will depart no later than 6:45am. Buses will be unable to wait for anyone who arrives after 6:40am.

* We will unload on Jones Street between the History and Science Museums across from the Legislative Building. Each class will have their own agenda. Make sure to check with your child’s teacher for your specific times and destination.

* Students will be put in small groups and will be with at least one adult chaperone at all times.

* All sites expect the following rules to be followed by everyone:

-Be quiet, orderly, and respectful at all times.

-Chaperones must remain with their group at all times, including gift shops.

-No food or drinks allowed in buildings.

-Do not touch displays.

Things to Bring:

Since we will be walking several blocks, please have your child wear comfortable shoes and clothing (no flip-flops!). Dress for the weather. If it rains, we will still go.

We will be providing a snack on the way up and the way back. You may bring extra snacks if you would like.

Students may bring extra money for the museum gift shop. Books, cameras, handheld games, and music players with headphones will be permitted. All items must remain on the bus, except for cameras. It is the sole responsibility of the student to keep up with any of these items. We are not responsible for any lost items.

* I will need a WRITTEN NOTE if your child is not riding back to school on the bus from Raleigh, even if he/she will be riding home with you. Also, if your child will be picked up by another person at 4:30, remember to send me a note. According to county policy, your child must remain with the group until 2:30.

* We should return to the school between 5:30-5:45 depending on traffic coming from Raleigh. The school will be called in the event that we are delayed.

Raleigh Schedule - It Changed

I will be printing all chaperones a copy, but here it is in advance!


6:40 Depart Codington

9:00-10:25 Natural Science Museum Nature Research Center

10:30-11:40 Museum of History

11:45-12:15 Lunch (Top Floor Science Center Acro Café)

12:30 Legislative Building

1:15 Capitol

2:00 Photo Opportunity

2:30-3:00 Executive Mansion

3:15 Return to Wilmington

Upcoming Dates

March 16- Final Progress Reports

March 17- PTA at 6:00, 1st grade performs

March 18- Reading Goal Celebration and Ice Cream Party

March 19- Raleigh Trip

March 20 - 1/2 Day, Last Day of Quarter, Dojo Celebration!

March 20- PTA Family Night at Bounce

March 21-April 12- Intersession for Students

Homework This Week

Monday - Read for 30 minutes, write a reaction to what you read

Review all vocabulary words!

Get your blog form signed and returned!

Tuesday -Read for 30 minutes, write a reaction to what you read

Review all vocabulary words!

Wednesday -Read for 30 minutes, write a reaction to what you read

Review all vocabulary words!

Raleigh Field Trip Tomorrow!

Read a fiction chapter book and non-fiction book over break!

Be sure to log into our class blog and tell us about what you're reading!

What's Happening in Class this Week?

Reading -We needed a bit more time with Non-fiction text structures. We'll review Key Words on Monday and take our assessment on Tuesday. Please use the review sheet attached with your child.

Writing --We'll review and reflect on our learning from this quarter on a class blog! (But first we'll need your permission)-- Check out the link below!

Here's a short list of what we did:

  • Students wrote about Imaginary Animals using real adaptations of animals
  • They created their own poetry slide shows modeled after Judith Viorst's "If I Were In Charge of the World"
  • Studied Greek Mythology and allusions, and wrote their own Greek Myths (with a theme)
  • Studied Plot and Characterization using Andrew Clements, displayed their learning through a creative project
  • Studied Biographies of Famous Leaders
  • Learned about Text Structure of Non-fiction text
  • Lots and lots of grammar!

Students will respond to their learning experiences and what their most proud of.

Language - This week we'll review all of this quarter's objectives.


If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact me. I would be happy to meet with you.

Art By Me

Art By Me orders are Due on Tuesday! Orders may be placed online or directly through the school.

Canvas for the Cure

A Relay for Life Fund Raiser is March 17th, 5:30-6:00 p.m. The Service Club has painted NC themed canvases to be raffled off at our PTA meeting. Tickets can be purchased by sending cash or a check made out to Codington Relay for Life or may be purchased through the office. Send in an envelope with your name and contact information by March 17th. Tickets are $1 each.

Dojo Celebration

It is hard to believe that this quarter is already coming to an end. Mrs. Saba and I are planning our end of quarter Dojo celebration and our reading goal celebration. We are in need of some things for these events. If you are willing to donate an item, please click the link below and sign up. Thanks!

Field Trip Links

Here are some links for our upcoming field trip! Feel free to check them out if you'd like!
N.C. State Legislative Building