Mrs. O'Rourke's Panther Press
For the week of Feb 20
Kindness Ninja Project
HUMANITARIANISM PROJECT #2 due Wed. February 21st
Year-Long Humanitarian Projects
• This year students will have the opportunity to show 3 different humanitarian acts within the community.
• Each project will be documented with a picture of the student performing the act/event and a short paragraph. These will be displayed all year to celebrate our acts of good will.
• Between Mrs. O'Rourke's and Ms. Hill’s class, it is our goal to perform 300 acts within our community.
ISTEP - Feb 26 - March 5th
If you would like to review more information about ISTEP, I have included the Indiana Department of Education's link below.
CHECK YOUR CHILD'S SUPPLIES, PLEASE
Pencils (a few would be good - I do still have some of these in my community bin that kids can have if they run out)
*Student editing pen/thin felt tip marker (not sharpies, please - they bleed through onto the desks, and highlighters are not good for editing. Red or any other bright color is fine but not light, hard-to-see colors)
Dry erase marker
**If your child does not have some of the supplies above, please replace them as soon as possible.
Thanks for keeping your kiddos well stocked so that we can maximize our class time.
Studying vs. Cramming
Learning highlights from the past few weeks
O.Henry Author Study
#LOVEFISHERS Essay Contest
THE IMPORTANCE OF INDEPENDENT READING
Your child should have read about 16-17 books by the end of February. Please check in with him or her.
2018 Civics Education Essay Competition - Enrichment Opportunity
Thank you, Mr. Hand, for forwarding this information/opportunity.
HONORING THE SEPARATION OF POWERS
In recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2018, the National Center for State Courts is sponsoring a contest for elementary, middle school, and high school students. The contest entries will be divided into three groups: 3rd-5th graders, 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders.
Each grade group is encouraged to answer the following essay question:
Why did our Founding Fathers create three branches of government?
For more information about how your child can enter, see the link below.