Educational Update # 3
Week of September 11-15, 2017
Everyone made it through the first full week of school. Actually, I thought the week went by very fast. I hope your son/daughter felt the same.
Thanks for attending the Open House last night. I hope you found the evening very informative! Congratulations to our estimation winners, Mike LaNigra and Marie Tobin. Mike won the Hershey Kisses with a guess of 156 and an actual amount of 151. Not bad, Mike! Marie won the 20 pound and 2 ounce pumpkin with a guess of 19 pounds. Congrats! Neither of you let the pressure get to you!
I am very proud of the Student Council candidates from our class. I wish I could have taken all of you. Our representatives for the year are Cam Crombie and Caroline Powley. Student Council begins this Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM.
I am looking forward to seeing many of our students in Sports Medley starting this Thursday, the 21st. It should be lots of fun!
We took a look at igneous rock types this week during science time. In addition, students answered the question, “Where in the world are volcanoes located?” by examining various continental maps.
We have 3 reading groups this year, the Unikitties, Pink Frizzles, and Einsteins. Each reading group is reading a different chapter book. I’ve asked everyone to bring an independent reading book to class with them (each and every day). Book report project ideas will be shared on Monday. The project is due on September 29th.
Please continue to donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
I will be introducing DreamBox to the students next week. DreamBox will replace IXL as the online math program designed to complement classroom instruction.
I heard that the LSS cross country team did very well at the first meet on Wednesday afternoon. Congratulations to all of the runners, especially the ones from room 103.
The kids took a math quiz today. We will continue to look at addition and subtraction algorithms next week.
Have a wonderful weekend. It’s starting to look a little bit like fall outside. We just need to work on the temperature.