Mrs. Luther's Class

Week 15: December 7-11

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Hour of Code

Next week we will celebrate Computer Science Education Week by participating in the Hour of Code! The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. TCE has installed new coding apps on the school iPads and I have loaded them on our Donor's Choose iPads. Your child will have access to these apps as we participate in Hour of Code activities throughout the week. If you are interested in beginning your coding this weekend, or continuing coding beyond the classroom, visit https://code.org/ for other coding tutorials.

Ritchey Woods Outreach Program

Last week your child got the chance to learn more about Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve without having to leave the classroom! Fishers Parks & Recreation’s Chief Naturalist Danesa Stolz visited class during our Nature First program. This one hour outreach program teaches children about our environment through a combination of curriculum based activities paired with hands-on exploration. We invite you to join the conversation through using the "Ask me about" prompts below. We hope this is a helpful tool that allows your family to connect over nature-related topics!

Ask your child about….

Ask your child about how Ritchey Woods has changed!

- Children got to see images of the preserve from the last 80 years. We also talked about what it may have looked like almost 200 years ago when Ebenezer Osborn first moved to the land in 1834.

Ask your child about what the animals in Indiana do to survive the winter!

- We discussed that animals have three choices: to hibernate, to migrate or to stay and adapt to an Indiana winter.

Ask your child what animal I met last week!

- We had a chance to meet Shelby. She is an eastern box turtle. We found out that the box turtles in Indiana hibernate for the winter.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Compare and Contrast

Writing - Finish "How To" Writing Unit

Grammar - Pronouns

Math - Determine the appropriate operation for word problems

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Art and Library

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art

Friday - PE

Mark Your Calendar!

December 18 - Holiday Party 1:45-2:45 pm - All parents are invited to join us for our party

December 21 - January 3 - Winter Break - No School

January 4 - No School for Students - Teachers Only

January 5 - Students return from Winter Break

January 15 - Early Release - Students will dismiss at 12:01

January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day