We have started our 2nd unit, Who We Are. The central idea is "Our health is related to how we maintain each of our body systems." We will be studying the human body for the next several weeks. The culminating project will be a 3D representation of one of the systems. A rubric will be sent home soon. All of the work for this project will be done outside of school, at home. The students will then present their projects at The Human Body Fair on November 14th...more details to come. Please make note of this date and make plans to attend.
In addition to the human body, we will be studying poetry. We began looking at a few poems today. Through this study, we will focus on figurative language and how to read and interpret poems. We will also learn about the different types of poetry as we read them, and the students will write various types of poems as well. These poems will be compiled in a poetry notebook that the students will share at our Poetry Cafe which will be on October 24th at 9:30. Please make note of this date and make plans to attend.
*The poetry notebooks are due 10/23, and the rubrics will come home Wednesday. This is a project that will be completed mostly at school. Incomplete classwork may need to be finished at home here and there or pictures may need to printed, etc.
One more important date is Thursday, Oct. 16th, This is the system wide parent visitation day. More details to come later, but please plan on visiting us this day if you can as well.
Finally, our Fall Celebration is scheduled for Oct.31st at 8:30. If you are interested in helping plan this event, please let me know. We have about an hour to work with and anything goes. Art activities, games, whatever is good for you. Remember, only healthy snacks...fruits, veggies, and cheese.
Below is a what we will be studying this week.
Multiplication and Division(unit 1)
*Remember to practice facts daily.
Poetry Notebooks due 10/23
Poetry Cafe 10/24 @ 9:30
*Remember to ready 20 minutes daily.
The Human Body
10/7 PTA meeting @ 6
10/13 Columbus Day - No school!
Parent Conference Day
10/16 Parent Visitation Day
10/17 Report Cards
10/24 Poetry Cafe @ 9:30
10/27 Make up pictures
10/31 Harvest parties @ 8:30
11/14 Human Body Fair