December 17 Library Visit
December 24-January 4 Winter Break
January 7 School Resumes
Homework Due by Friday, December 21st
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. Optional - Compete Opinion Paragraph of the Week
Prompt: Which is better: summer or winter? Support your opinion.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This Wednesday, we will have a presentation and activity from Metro about about packaging and ways to decrease waste. After Winter Break, Levels 2 and 3 will attend a different presentation from Metro called I Just Don't Buy That, which challenges students to be thoughtful consumers, resisting the pressure to buy more and more stuff.
Library Chaperones - Needed February 4th and 25th
Community Breakfast - Fruit and cereal/bagels needed for Friday breakfast in January and February
The Plovers had 2 weeks of Take Apart fun during their Out & About times this month! Students are learning about electricity and circuits, and they are also thinking about ways to incorporate light, sound and motion into their mini golf course design. Taking toys apart also helps students be curious about the ways familiar objects work. Plovers were also able to practice using different types of tools and electronic components. Last week, students worked with a partner to reuse pieces from the toys to create something new! For more info about the tinkering projects we've been doing in class (scribble machines, paper circuits, toy take apart) and project ideas that you can try at home, check out the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio blog!