Galaxy House News
October 14, 2016
Week in Review
There are lots of new and exciting things happening in our community! In Culture, students are diving deep into learning about the rotation/ revolution of the earth and learning to identify moon phases. It would be a great weekend activity to go star gazing with your child. See if they can identify the phase of the moon.
In Reading, the students are finishing up their study of the Mystery genre with the completion of a Mystery Case File based on the books each student read. Later this month, our first round of Literature Circles which will help us work on making connections and questioning as we read with mystery novels. Finally, we started studying the elements of a story along with narrative structure in Reading. We are applying this knowledge to writing personal narratives as well.
Some of you might be wondering why you haven't seen any of your child's completed and corrected work come home. This will change next week as students begin selecting work for their portfolio. This portfolio is used to showcase student learning and growth. Any work not selected will be sent home every other Friday.
Please note that conference confirmation letters were sent home in Friday Folders today. This letter informs you of your child's conference time and date. Please contact us immediately if the date and time do not work for your family.
Thursday, October 20: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 21: Workplan #3 due
Tuesday, October 25: Green Bay Packer Assembly- wear green and gold!
Friday, November 4: Workplan #4 due
Wednesday, November 9: Early dismissal at 12:50 pm & Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 10: Veteran's Day Assembly
Museum Field Trip
On Monday, November 28 our classes will be traveling to the Milwaukee Public Museum for a day of fun and learning! We will visit the Planetarium, participate in a class on Ancient Egypt, and visit the many exhibits the museum has to offer. If you are interested in joining us as a chaperone, please contact your child's teacher.
Why do we have seasons?
Our lab stations this week focused on the effects of Earth's revolution. Students used a globe and a flashlight to identify how the tilt of the Earth on its axis brings seasons to each hemisphere.
Mrs. Craig is our classroom assistant. She works in both rooms tutoring students, organizing, and correcting work. We appreciate all that she does for our community!