MAKAYLA’S CLASS REPORT (with assistance from Reporter’s Assistant Mia Chatfield-Scott)
On Monday during Main Lesson we went outside and lit a fire (in a metal lid) and were asked to draw the fire as more wood was added, the flames grew, and ashes collected at the bottom of the tin. We demonstrated the colors of the fire with our colored pencils. On Tuesday our art teacher was on a field trip with her class so instead we went on an art trip, to the Cattail Chorus nature area, where we drew an animal or plant that we saw on the way or when we got there. On Wednesday we dyed wool in handwork class using plants and other materials. On Thursday we did a whole bunch of experiments to show how capillary action works. We also did many experiments with candles and fire as we studied combustion. In math we’re learning dividing and multiplying negative and positive numbers. We also started a new student leadership council that meets during lunch and part of recess on Monday for any 7th grader who wants to participate. We learned a lot of stuff this week and it’s been a very busy week.
In Other News:
7th GRADE PARENT COUNCIL REP NEEDED
Parent Council is hoping to move their meeting time to 8:30 to 10:30 on Friday mornings. This will free up some parents to participate who are unable to do evenings. However, it is a time that won’t work for Tina, who was our parent liaison to parent council last year and for the start of this year. We need to find a parent in our class who would be able to commit to this once a month Friday morning meeting. Tina will continue to serve as a class parent and support the class in other ways but neither she nor Kristen, our other class parent, can make this meeting time. Please send me an e-mail if you would be willing to take on this role as parent representative on parent council for 7th grade.
UPCOMING BIKE FIELD TRIP: OCT 13
After two more weeks of Chemistry, we will be embarking on our study of African history and geography (a block that will include individual reports/projects on an African country). We are going to take a bike field trip to the library on Tuesday 13, where we will learn good strategies and tools for research and get to bring back some initial books for our projects. I will be sending out a field trip permission slip soon, and we will want to have everyone bring bikes and helmets for their children on that day (and a library card so they can check out a book or two and ride back with it in their backpack). Safe Routes to School will do a bike safety presentation from 8:30 to 9 and we will be out on the field trip from 9 until about 1 p.m. I need at least three parent chaperones to accompany us (but up to six would be great) so look for a sign-up genius coming soon from Kristen for chaperoning (on your bike). If your family does not have a bike and/or helmet that your child could use, please let me know as soon as possible. With advance notice, Safe Routes to School should be able to provide us with these items.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: SATURDAY OCT. 3 from 10:30-12:30
A reminder that Harvest festival is next weekend. Seventh grade is responsible for setting up, serving, and cleaning up the soup. This should be a pretty simple job since the gardening classes are cooking the soup ahead for us, so we just need to show up and reheat/serve it. At this point it look like we still need about seven people to volunteer in the different time slots so please follow this link to the sign-up genius and help out if you can: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9a62da2fb6-harvest.
STUDENT COUNT DAY: October 1
A reminder that student count day is October 1. It is very important that your child is in attendance on this day. Please see my e-mail from Friday regarding count day if you anticipate an absence or your child winds up feeling sick that day.
Photos: Just a glimpse of dye week in handwork class and reading buddy time with Mrs. Spinden's 3rd grade class on Friday.