Peek at the Week

May 16-20, 2016

This week...

Monday, May 16
Gym with Anne - wear gym shoes

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Tuesday, May 17

Art with Holly

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Sharing: Peyton & Riley

Wednesday, May 18

Music with Janet

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Bring: Library Books - all books due!

Sharing: Samantha & Sophie

Thursday, May 19

Gym with Anne - wear gym shoes

Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

Do: 15 minutes of reading

Bring: Peyton, Audry & Emma need to bring music/costumes for Variety Show Rehearsal

Sharing: Will & Zoe

Friday, May 20

Art with Holly

Variety Show

Bring: Homework

Bring: Unit 9 Math Assessments and cover page

Bring: Purple Box Top Collection sheets!

First Annual Student Film Fest, 6:30 in Gym

Saturday, May 21 - Happy birthday, Fatemeh!

Box Tops

We are collecting Box Tops! Each Box Top is worth 10¢ and they really add up fast! Look for a purple sheet in your child's folder. The grade that brings in the most Box Tops will have a popsicle party. Additional sheets are available from the office.

Have you seen these books at your house?

Please return any Reading Buddies, STAR folders, books from our classroom and Math Reference books asap. Thank you!

Artful Learning concept: CHANGE

We talked about wood block prints and Japanese fish prints or “gyotaku”. Gyo = fish Taku = stone mountain rubbing. We reviewed warm and cool colors. Students used rice paper, paint and rubber models of fish to make their own fish prints. Gyotaku is commonly used to preserve a true record of a fish as it tells the exact size and species of the fish. A photograph can be misleading, and does not display the details to accurately discern the species. This project proved to be challenging. The paper was delicate, the paint was squishy and the fingers were eager to rub. The completed prints are gorgeous!

We looked at "Gyre" by Chris Jordan, an artist from Seattle, Washington. He uses art to educate people about environmental issues. Click on "Gyre" to see what he used to create this piece. A word of caution- not all of his pieces are intended for young eyes.

Olympic Day - May 27

Many volunteers are needed to run stations! Click here to sign up! Olympic Day is a chance for all of the boulés to rotate through stations on the field. It is also the first time the kindergarteners will join their future boulé! It is a great community building day - we hope you are able to sign up!

Harvested Words

"Here Comes The Sun" (The Beatles)

"It Don't Mean A Thing" (Duke Ellington)

"Starfish and Coffee" (Prince)

"Celebration" (Kool and The Gang)

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (Judy Garland)

Check out these creative Character Book Projects!

Upcoming Events:

May 25 11:30-3:00 Field Trip to Richardson Nature Center

  • all students bring home lunch except Erin, Antonio, Sophie, Josh & Calen
  • Nature Center Chaperones: Kelsey M, Nancy D, Lisa K, Natalie R, Lisa C, Nick S.

May 27 Olympic Day Help is needed!

May 30 Memorial Day - No School

June 1 Awards 9:40

June 2 Graduation 1:45

June 3 9:30-2:00 Field trip to MN Zoo

  • all students bring home lunch except Erin, Antonio, Sophie, Josh & Calen
  • Zoo Chaperones: Jennifer C, Todd F, Cole B, Lori M, Paige P, Nancy D.

Summer Birthdays - you're welcome to bring in a birthday treat anytime in May (except May 20 because of the Variety Show)!

June 29 - Samantha

July 10 - Owen

July 24 - Easton

August 2 - Josh

August 10 - Peyton

August 11 - Jack

August 13 - J'Saiah

August 19 - Sophie