Blue Team Weekly Update
Week of 8/19-8/23
We are waiting on approval of our field trips to Junior Achievement and Springfield IL.
Once we get approval, permission slips will be given to students and sent home electronically.
Upcoming Due Dates
Science Safety Contracts are past due
1st Novel should be completed by September 4
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, September 2: No School/Labor Day
ELA: Mrs. Camden
This week, we are still getting used to routines and procedures as we get to know one another. Students decorated thinkbooks as a way to show the class who they are, wrote a one page response explaining three things they included on their thinkbook cover, and shared their thinkbook covers with the class. Last week, we visited the library. All students should have a self-selected personal reading novel and a reading calendar that planned how to finish their book by September 4. Your child should be reading at home regularly. Thank you for your support. If you would like to support our classroom library, please visit our class Amazon Wish List. Scholastic Book Orders are another great way to support your child’s reading and our classroom library. Please check out the online catalog and submit orders on our class Scholastic website. If your child is absent, please refer to the daily slides to see what was missed.
Science: Mr. Vorel
This week in science we wrapped up our discussions on the topic of classroom rules, expectations, and procedures. We also spent time answering the question “What is Science?" in an effort to find our bearings and chart the way forward. Additionally, we discussed lab safety in the science classroom. Students should have brought home a laboratory safety contract to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to school. We have also neared the end of our science foundations unit as students have been practicing necessary science skills and becoming comfortable with common lab equipment. Students will be moving into a unit on density at the end of this week.
Social Studies: Mr. McGinnis
2 weeks down and students will have completed their flag project, which included symbolic thought and ideas of culture. Students will be assigned a computer number this week and will sign into Google Classroom. Next week we will discuss the immigration issues in the US. Please talk about current events and listen/watch various news sources for local, national and international news. Examples NPR (90.7 FM), The PBS Newshour 6-7pm Ch. 9, PBS The American Experience and the PBS investigative show Frontline and many others to help enrich your son or daughter's understanding of the world around them and of course to model civil discourse on important topics.