The Plovers have been studying waste and recycling this year, and now we are ready to turn your trash into treasure! We are collecting donations to make a mini golf course. Specifically, we need cardboard tubes, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cereal/cracker boxes, large yogurt tubs (not single servings), milk/juice cartons, CDs and mesh produce bags. CLEAN MATERIALS ONLY. Bring in your recycling any time through February 6, 2019. Drop off your items in one of the collection bags outside the Plover classroom! Thanks for your help!
January 29 Scholastic Orders Due
January 30 Out & About to Top Golf 9-11am
Jan 31-Feb 1 No School
February 4 Library Visit
February 8 All School Meeting and Spirit Day (Monochromatic)
February 11 4th Grade NAEP Testing 9am
Homework Due by Friday, January 31st
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete 20 minutes of typing practice.
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice (click here for DreamBox).
4. Complete classroom job application and essay. Click here for an extra copy of our Classroom Job Application and Plover Job Postings. Due Monday, February 4th.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This Wednesday, we will have our Out & About in the morning to Top Golf in Hillsboro. We will use our Out & About time in February for building our recycled mini golf course. Plover families and friends are invited to play mini golf during Celebrations of Learning on February 21st!
Scholastic Book Clubs
Class Code: L79X9
Order Due Date: TUESDAY 1/29/19 by 9pm
- Go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
- Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: L79X9
- Shop and submit your child's book order.
- Pick a FREE book with an online order of $25 or more; use code: READS.
- As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.
Out & About Chaperones - Needed 2/13 for in class support with building our mini golf course
Library Chaperones - Sign ups now posted through the end of the year!
Community Breakfast - Fruit and cereal/bagels needed for Friday breakfast in February
Additional snack donations - I like to keep some extra snacks in the classroom for students who forget their lunch or snack, and my stash is getting low! Granola bars, fruit leathers, goldfish crackers or applesauce pouches are all great options. These donations can be brought in any time.
4th Grade NAEP Testing
FGCS 4th grade students have been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP assessment will be given on February 11, 2019. For more information, click here. If you have questions, please contact school test coordinator Karen Torry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-359-4600.
For project work last week, the Plovers created a business plan to think through all the components of making their mini golf course. We focused on turning our ideas and hopes into a sustainable business. The Plovers considered and discussed:
- Values: What we want to do and WHY do we care about it?
- Partners: WHO will we connect with to help us bring this business to life?
- Customers: WHO are they? What might they want and/or need?
- Activities: WHAT actions/steps do we need to do before we open for business?
- Resources: WHAT materials will we need?
- Cost: WHATwill we need to spend money on?
- Revenue: HOW will we use the money we receive from customers?
We also had visit from SCRAP’s Education Program. SCRAP is a nonprofit organization located in Portland. Their mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. Students discussed the difference between recycling and reusing and got to see many examples of reuse art and products that artisans make and sell. Next, students participated in a journal-making workshop where they made a journal cover by creating a collage from donated calendars and magazines. Then, they made a binding for their journal with just a used pen and a rubber band.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at email@example.com. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone or set up a time to meet with me before/after school.