I want to extend a huge thank you to Tracy and Jackie for doing so much work to coordinate play costumes, to Reneca for working on the backdrop, and to Liz, Tina and Tracy for working on food planning for our camping trip, to Kurt and Toby for coordinating supplies, and to Kristen for sponsoring our student council all year and creating all sign-up geniuses for our class. We’re turning to that last bit of the year when big plans call for lots of parent support and I’m grateful to each of you for helping making our play and camping trip possible.
CALLING ALL PENCILS!
Please have your 7th grader scrounge up several extra pencils from around the house and send them in to restock their desks. I find that they last longer when they keep their own supply but many of them are running out, as is our emergency classroom supply (which you are welcome to donate to as well). Thanks!
Independent Novel book reviews/reports are due on Wednesday. They should be four to five well-edited paragraphs that include some analysis guided by the templates I provided. (A final parental proofreading would be helpful!). Please remind your son or daughter to work toward mastering their play lines by Thursday as well (or at least 25 to 30 of them if they have a big part). Math homework completion started to slip last week, so if you suspect your child is suffering from spring fever you might ask to see what’s in their planner this week if they are claiming they don’t have homework.
Cody and Mia’s class report
Today we did play work for our play, and in math we worked on finding the area of a circle. We also learned about Christopher Columbus. In German we are working on telling time and have a quiz coming up. On Tuesday we finished learning about Christopher Columbus, and starting blocking our play. In choir we started to practice singing “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. In art we painted color wheels. On Wednesday we prepped for upcoming student-led parent teacher conferences and learned about the Treaty of Tordesillas and the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. In gardening we worked in groups in in the garden. In the afternoon we had world language, handwork, and our last poetry class with Ms. Naughton.
May 3-4: Class Play (School Performance Tuesday May 3 and Evening Performance for families and community Wed. May 4 in the evening --- exact times TBA)
Saturday May 6 (9:30 to noon): May Fair: Saturday May 6 (9:30 to noon). The 6th-7th grade choir will be performing. Younger grades will dance around the May pole.
May 23-26: Camping Trip to the Great Sand Dunes.