April 29 Library Visit
May 1 Make-up PE Class 12:15 - 1:15
May 2 Last Day of Tree House
May 3 No School
Homework - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 20 minutes per day and fill out your reading log each night. Your parents must sign your reading log.
2. Write down at least 8 facts in your Note Taking Packet for your Migration Research Project.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
We will take a bus to Fernhill Wetlands to continue work in our Nature Journals and learn about habitat. We will also do some bird watching and maybe even some geocaching! Next week, we will have a guest speaker share migration photos and information.
This week in Third Grade math, we will take the state math test (OAKS). On Monday and Tuesday, students will practice using calculators and review questions from the sample test. We will start testing on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 10:30. Testing is administered in the computer lab in short sessions, and students have the opportunity to work on the same test over multiple sessions so they can work at their own pace. Please help support your third grader by: encouraging them to do their best, making sure they eat breakfast and bring a snack, and helping them get plenty of sleep. If you have any questions or concerns about the state math test, please contact Laura at email@example.com.
There is no math homework this week.
This week in Fourth Grade math, we will start the state math test. Students will have as much time as they need to complete the test. The test will be administered by Becky in the computer lab starting on Monday and Tuesday from 9:30-10:30.
Please help support your fourth grade math student by:
- Encouraging them to do their best
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Eating breakfast
- Pack a few snacks
Questions/Comments/Concerns, please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had some very exciting events last week! On Monday, we helped plant a new tree in Rogers Park. Our class worked for over an hour to dig a large enough hole for the tree! Luckily, we had beautiful weather and when we were finished, our class received a flag for our classroom and some refreshments. There is an article and a video about the Arbor Day event on the Oregonian's website: http://www.oregonlive.com/forest-grove/index.ssf/2013/04/forest_grove_students_add_tree.html
On Tuesday, students engineered and tested balloon boats. Their goal was to design a boat that would float, balance and travel at least 100 cm. They were given a choice of materials, including recycled plastic containers, straws, balloons and masking tape. After testing their creations in the kiddie pool, everyone made improvements to their boats and tested them for a second time. Throughout this project, students practiced and documented the four components to the engineering design process: 1. Identify a problem to be solved. 2. Generate possible solutions. 3. Test solutions and collect data. 4. Analyze and interpret results.
On Thursday, we joined the other classes for the Roots and Shoots Fund Run. We had another sunny day and everyone walked or ran on the track for 20 minutes. Lily's dad got some great photos of the event, which I will share on the class photo page! Friday was the Earth Day Bike Ride and many Plovers made an appearance after school. I believe photos and video from the bike ride will be coming soon to the FGCS website.
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, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.