The Towler Times

May 13th, 2016

Our Week of Learning...

MATH:
  • The students took their first geometry quiz and did well!! They have now started a real world area and perimeter math project. They are creating a city of shapes!


READING/SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • This week we studied Chicago landmarks. The students have been busy sketching their favorite landmark.


SCIENCE:

  • We worked to complete the Science behind our arcade games. This morning, the students were able to play each others games. Next week, we will play the games created by 3SC!
  • We also began our study of plants. We have learned about the parts of plants and why roots and stems are important. We also sorted leaves!

Fine Arts Presentation...

Thank you to Mrs. Hamilton for leading us in a Fine Arts Presentation! The students learned about Grant Wood and his painting American Gothic, which is located at the Art Institute of Chicago. They then were able to create their own version of American Gothic. What fun!

Fine Arts Presentation...

Thank you to Mrs. Cassidy for coming in and leading us in a Fine Arts Presentation! The students learned about art by the blind and the visually impaired. The students created a picture blindfolded. What a learning experience!

Mismatch Day!

Jeff Baron!

We had a fun time with Jeff Baron on Wednesday! He shared with us Sean Rosen podcasts from SeanRosen.com and read us more chapters from his upcoming (unpublished) book!
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Chicago!

I believe I have all of the permission slips. However, if you have not turned in the field trip fee, please turn in the $10.00 fee to me ASAP. Thank you.

Flexible Seating...

When given the choice, the students would much rather NOT sit in their desks. :)

Library Books...

All library books are due back to the LMC this Wednesday, May 18th. Thank you.

A Look Ahead...

May 16th: NIU Stem Assembly

May 19th: 1 Hour Early Dismissal at 1:15pm

May 20th: Sports Finale

May 23rd: Chicago Field Trip

May 26th: Last Day of School

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

~Benjamin Franklin