Team Hill News Update
DFES Title One, September 15, 2016
Animal Inquiries Abound!
- Can the frogs be trained at a certain time each morning?
-Do African Dwarf frogs burble more in the morning or afternoon?
-Will the male crab still display his territorial behavior if you put a mirror in front of him?
-How often do the millipedes coil during a 10 minute observation in the morning?
We will be sharing our data collection and observations with Dr. Thompson and his students Monday. We have learned that observations take time and patience.
Curriculum Night Grades 3-5
Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6-7:30pm
7900 Broad River Road
Please Join Us!
We hope you will join us for our 3rd annual Green Apple Day of Service here at DFES on Friday, September 23rd from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Green Apple Day of Service is a National, annual event that involves parents and community in environmental and sustainability efforts taking place at our schools. You can learn more at greenapple.org. Please join us here at school for a service project to make our school grounds a healthier and safer place to be for our teachers and students. We will be constructing and repairing raised bed gardens, weeding, putting together rain barrels, and much more. If you know a business or organization that may be interested in volunteering their time as well, please let me know. If you have questions or want to reserve your volunteer spot today, contact Amy Umberger (Resident Scientist) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Look Ahead
Sept. 22- Early Dismissal
Sept. 22 Math Chapter 2 test (Adding and subtracting with regrouping)
Sept. 23 Interim Reports
Sept. 23 Unit Test on Organisms (plants and animals)
Sept. 26 Beginning unit on Native Americans
Oct. 13 Field trip to Harbison Forest
As Readers: We are looking at character traits as well as setting goals for ourselves as readers to increase our stamina. We are focusing on why we read and what we choose to read so that we can make wise choices for books that will grow us as readers.
As Writers: We are looking at using figurative language and word choice.
As Scientists: We are noticing and observing animals and the unique way they adapt to their environment.
As Mathmeticians: We are growing in our confidence as mathematical problem solvers and learning to persevere!
I am so encouraged to see the students actively taking responsibility for their learning and setting goals for themselves!