# Perkins Print

## Field Trip: Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Your child has an opportunity to go on a field trip to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona, Wisconsin on October 17th. We will leave at 9:15 am, traveling by bus, and return by 2:15 pm.

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather on Monday. We will be outside for the majority of the day!

## Book Review

Our next writing project will be a book review on a profession that shows responsibility. Therefore, we have scheduled for some professions that show a lot of responsibility come in and talk to us about their jobs. Today we got to hear from Officer Enger about what policemen are responsible for!

## Everyday Math

This week we took our Unit 2 math test and started Unit 3. The Unit 2 math test will come back to your child today. They will then need to get it signed by you and bring it back on Monday as part of their homework. Please look at their test and the Individual Profile of Progress attached to it. Work through the problems they got wrong. By getting this assessment back, you will be able to notice your child's strengths and weaknesses on the material assessed in Unit 2.

The Everyday Math curriculum spirals, so you can feel comfortable knowing that your child will receive the instruction many more times throughout the school year. If you have any questions about the curriculum, math homework, or what is being assessed on Unit 3, please don't hesitate to contact me.

*Ask your child: What are the factors and product of 4 * 6 = 24? (4 and 6 are factors, 24 is the product).

*Ask your child: What are the first ten multiples of 6? (6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60)

*Ask your child: Is the number 11 a prime or composite number? (prime) What about 24? (Composite; 1 * 24, 3 * 8, and 4 *6)

## Science

Students worked together this week to create a series circuit that can light up 2 light bulbs using one electricity source!

## Reflect on Your Child's Writing!

Writer's Workshop

Students completed their second writing task this quarter already. Their biography posters look awesome and I would challenge you to go to my website and look at your son or daughters. The work they put in these past nine days has been remarkable and I couldn't be more proud. At the bottom of their poster is a survey that your whole family can take. Have each person read the poster and honestly fill out the form with your little author's strengths and things they need to improve on. They will be able to review your responses and focus on the improvement areas next writing class.

• Go to Mrs. Perkins' Classroom Website
• Find your child's writing portfolio and click on it.
• Go to the "Biography" page at the top of their Google Site
• Read their biographical poster and fill out the Google Form to submit your own reflection of what they did well and what they could do better!

## Want to prepare your child for the Geography Bee?

Here is a link from National Geographic that will help prepare your child for the Geography Bee.

• December will be the primarily rounds
• January is the final Geography Bee for top qualifying candidates

## Conferences

Next week you will be receiving a white conference slip with a date and time on it. Please make sure the time assigned works for your schedule, if not, please return the slip with alternate times you could meet. I am really looking forward to discussing your child's progress with you!

## Snack For Our Class

When students accidentally forget their snacks, we like to have a back up in our classroom. We would gladly accept donations for classroom snacks. You can bring them with your child to school. For example, box of Goldfish, Graham Crackers, etc. Thanks in advance!

## Monster Mash

On Thursday, your child received a handout about the Purdy Monster Mash. Please send a dollar with your student if they would like to attend the dance on October 27th. I can give them a ticket to go home with them until the dance date. You can also have your child purchase them at the door for \$1.50

## School Halloween Parties

Thursday, Oct. 27th

2:20 - 3:00 Classroom Parties

## Important Dates to Remember

October 17th - ALNC Field Trip

October 18th - PTO Rollerblading Night

October 19th - PTO Meeting 6:30PM

October 27th - Monster Mash Dance

October 28th - No School

October 31st - No School

## Mrs. Christine Perkins

Purdy Elementary School