May 26 No School
May 28 Lunch Orders Due
May 30 All School Meeting (Plovers will present)
June 4 Celebrations of Learning
June 5 Hagg Lake Adventure Day - Chaperones Needed!
June 6 Talent Show
June 7 End-of-the-Year Picnic @ Thatcher Park
Homework Due Thursday, May 29th - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 30 minutes per day.
* No reading response letter due this week
2. 3rd Graders complete pages 70, 71 & 72 in Math Practice Book
4th Graders complete pages 69, 70 & 71 in Math Practice Book
3. Work on Oregon Trail writing, as needed.
4. Bring in $5-$10 donation for Hagg Lake Adventure (this will go toward equipment rental from Pacific Outback and Adventures Without Limits)
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will visit Pacific Outback to prepare for our Hagg Lake Adventure! Next week, we will join the Puffins for an all day O&A on Thursday. Please send in your student's donation as soon as possible.
Volunteer Opportunities - Sign up on our VolunteerSpot page: http://vols.pt/drMimF
We are in need of breakfast donations, especially fruit, for our remaining Friday Community Breakfasts. We would also appreciate extra parent support this week to help with the bookstore. You can sign up on VolunteerSpot or email me if you're able to help during project work on Tuesday or Wednesday 1:45 - 3:00.
Also, Out and About Chaperones are still needed on Thursday, June 5th when we join the Puffins for a day of canoeing and other outdoor adventures at Hagg Lake! Please check out VolunteerSpot for more chaperone information and sign up if you're able to accompany us!
Last week in Third Grade Math, students worked on a series of problems involving Muffles' Truffles Shop. In this investigation, students learn about a chocolatier's efforts to cope with the operational challenges of running a truffle shop (counting, pricing, and labeling assorted boxes of chocolates). First, they had to figure out how to pack all the flavors of truffles into boxes of 10 and then place the leftovers into assortment boxes. Next, students designed their own boxes of varying sizes and calculated the price. We will continue to work on this project over the next few weeks and students will also have time to complete end-of-the-year assessments.
Last week the Fourth Grade Mathematicians began a new project that involved designing a one-story dream home. This dream home has specific requirements intended to challenge Puffin and Plover geometry and data analysis skills. Students will have one additional work session this week before we began our Dream House presentations.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.