Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School year!

Welcome Grade 4 and 5 Families!

We have had a busy first week of school and I'd like to fill you in on what we've been up to!  We have been spending lots of time getting to know each other and solidifying routines and expectations for the year.  The students have explored how they think about their thinking, how to have effective discussions and show that you are listening, and the idea of "perfection" and how mistakes help us learn and prove that we are human!

This upcoming week we will really dive into the core subjects.  We are beginning with place value and our base-ten number system in math, learning about electricity in science, and reviewing the traits of good writing during writing time.  For reading, we will be having our first Socratic Seminar discussing the book "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Day" by Stephen Manes which we read the first week of school.  We will start a new novel next week titled "Rules" by Cynthia Lord.

Future posts will be longer and have more specific details (and hopefully more pictures!).   For now, enjoy photos of some of the work we've been doing.

Some upcoming dates to be aware of:

September 1st:   Assembly hosted by 4/5, 7:30am
September 1st:  Back-to-School Night
September 3rd:  Back-to-School Barbecue

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