Team Hill Update
April 30, 2015 DFES Title One
Testing, Field trips and more
Next week, we will have the PASS science and social studies testing. These tests are on Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8. These tests are not timed.
Here are some important dates to mark on your calendar:
May 12- Saluda Shoals field trip
May 15- IHS field trip to watch movie on Monarch Butterflies
May 22 Field Day (We will need parent volunteers:)
May 27 3rd and 4th grade talent show
May 29 Tag of Honor
June 1-3 Early dismissal 10:30am
Please look for permission slips coming home in Thursday folders about the upcoming field trips. We do need the lunch counts back by May 4 so the cafeteria has ample time to prepare.
Learning going on inside and outside of the classroom
Science- We will continue to work with batteries, circuits, bulbs, and motors. We will be reviewing all science covered through out the year in prep for the PASS testing:)
Social Studies: Civil War Following PASS testing, we will be engaging in a Civil War simulation.
Reading: We have been reading "Riding Freedom" as a class novel and have fallen in love with the main character, Charlotte. We find ourselves rooting for her as she faces many challenges and obstacles during the 1800's.
We have also been reading the book, Wonder, and really reflecting on how our words and actions impact others. Wonder is the story about a boy who suffers from a facial deformity and chronicles his account of going to school for the first time as a fifth grader.
Last , but certainly not least, we are very excited to have had help in the Butterfly Garden by members of the garden club in planting more milkweed, herbs and coneflowers to finalize our 4th grade butterfly garden. We hope to learn more in our visit to Irmo High School, May 15, about the plight of the Monarch Butterfly and do so hope that our butterfly garden will be an attractions to the Monarchs. We will be learning how to tag the butterflies so that we can track their movement and make a positive impact on our environment!