Mrs. O'Rourke's Panther Press
From the week of Jan 29 and for the week of Feb 5
Kindness Ninja Project
**Thanks to Lauren H. for the clever title of this project!
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.
Would you be willing to donate some supplies?
-Red student editing pens
-Dry Erase Markers
-Liquid White Out
Studying vs. Cramming
Learning highlights from the past few weeks
Well...anytime you watch a show or a movie with your child, go on an outing, read a story or book, or experience an event, have your child try to tell you about the activity in sequential order and encourage him/her to use transition words that show progression of sequence or time. (Ex: First, next, then...meanwhile, afterwards, etc...)
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.
Mrs. O'Rourke's Recommended Reads
Our Next Humanitarianism Projects are 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.
• We will also be brainstorming different project ideas within our school and school community.
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.
Upcoming Assessments and Project Due Dates
Next Few Weeks:
On going: Literary Essay Writing
Tuesday, 2/6 - Physical Map of Europe Due
Friday 2/9 - Vocabulary Assessment
Friday 2/16-Roots Review Quiz
Friday 2/16-Kindness Ninja Projects Due
Wednesday, 2/21 - 2nd Humanitarianism Projects Due