News and Notes:
- Lansing Field Trip - Thank you to all our wonderful chaperones! It was great to share the experience with so many families. If you haven't done so already, please email me a few of your favorite pictures - I would like to make a Lansing video for our website.
- Arrival - Student arrival may begin at 8:05 for those who are coming for breakfast. If your child is not eating breakfast at school, arrival begins at 8:15.
- Pokemon Cards - Pokemon cards are back. We have talked about appropriate times to bring them out (recess, brain breaks, Friday rewards). I'm hopeful we won't have any more Pokemon concerns.
- Halloween/Dia de los Muertos - We will be celebrating both Halloween and Dia de los Muertos on October 31st. Students may wear their costumes to school. Families are welcome to join us for our class celebration. Here's the timing for the day:
- 10:00 - PBiS trick or treating
- 10:15 - 11:00 Class celebration (Families are welcome to join us!)
- 11:00 - Parade
- 11:40 - Dismissal
- Save the Date - We will conclude our study of Civics with a special presentation. Our class will be participating in a "simulated congressional hearing". The students will be the "experts" on the constitution and answer questions from a panel (Mrs. Metzger, Dr. Hall from our school board, Mr. Hales from Wayne RESA, and a representative from our congressional office.) We will begin working on the project next week but I wanted to share the date with you so you can plan on joining us if you are able. Save the date - Wednesday, November 16 10:30-11:30.
What we are Learning:
- Language Arts - We are listening to "Esperanza Rising" and working on building reading comprehension skills through making connections.
- Word study - As part of the weekly homework assignment this week, I have asked the kids to share their Word Study journal with you and "teach" you how we do what we do. Your child should have a minimum of three examples of Days 2-4 ... they have had a minimum of three spelling tests with their group (some groups have had four).
- Math - We are focusing on factors and multiples. Next week we'll be covering prime and composite numbers.
- Social Studies - We are studying civics and specifically focusing on the constitution and the three branches of government.
- Science - We are wrapping up our detour into life science as all our caterpillars have turned into chrysallis'. We will be putting our habitat in the garden shed for them to "winter over". We will continue to study electrical circuits next week.
- Cooking - We'll be cooking Cody's chicken quesadillas on Thursday.
- Monday, Oct 24 - Last Run Club 3:30-4:00
- Wednesday, Oct 26 - Sports and Fitness Club
- Wednesday, Oct 26 - Halloween Music Show at the AP Center for the Arts, 6:00pm
- Thursday, Oct 27 - Cooking quesadillas
- Candy donations for the PBiS Halloween Trick or Treating event
- 2 pounds of boneless chicken
- 1 package fajita seasoning mix
- 28 flour tortillas
- 1 package shredded cheddar cheese
- bacon bits
- 1 package shredded Monterey Jack cheee
- Highlight #1 this week was making sushi with Allyson's grandmother. Some kids didn't like (and/or try) the sushi ... but a few LOVED it! Asking for not just seconds but thirds!
- Highlight #2 this week was our guest speaker, Allen Park City Clerk Mr. Mizzi. Mr. Mizzi brought the class sample ballots and talked about the voting process in Allen Park and the state of Michigan.
- What are the factors for the numbers 15 and 45? And what are their common factors?
- 15 - 1,3,5,15
- 45 - 1,3,5,9,15,45
- Common Factors - 1,3,5,15