Room 304 Update
May 3, 2016
Math MCAS is coming up!
Next week there will be NO homework, so that students can focus on early bedtime routines (though nightly reading is always encouraged!). A good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast are the best ways to prepare for the test, in my opinion!
Introducing the Fourth Grade Service Project!
So far, the students of 304 have identified 5 issues they are interested in learning more about: endangered animals, smoking, hunger, homelessness, and diseases. Now, I am in the process of reviewing nonprofit charitable organizations that address these issues--if you have worked with, or are familiar with, a nonprofit organization devoted to any of these issues, please let me know! I will curate a list of possible charities to support, and present that list to the students for a final vote. After that, the can-and-bottle drive will take off!
As I said, you can expect to hear much more about the project in the days and weeks to come, including dates for the actual drive, and the types of cans and bottles needed; in the meantime, I just want to put the word out that I will be needing volunteers to help run this project!! I've never done a project like this, so I'll need all the help I can get :) I'll be asking for help during the drive with collecting bottles and cans during arrival time, taking cans to the redemption center Thursday or Friday afternoons, and assisting with math problem-solving during the day in our math block. If any of that sounds interesting to you, please keep an eye out for further communication!