March 6 Read Across America Day
March 13 Library Visit - Chaperones Needed
March 15 All Day O&A to Tillamook Forest - Chaperones Needed
March 20 Yearbook Orders Due
March 24 Lunch Orders Due
March 27-31 Spring Break
Homework Due by Thursday, March 9th
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice.
3. Complete at least 20 minutes of typing practice on Typing.com
4. Optional: Compete Opinion Paragraph of the Week assignment on Google Classroom.
Prompt: What animal would make the best class pet?
Returning Student Forms Due April 3rd
With open enrollment for 2017-18 underway, it is time for parents of current students to confirm that they plan to return to FGCS next year. Click here to fill out an online Returning Student Form. Current students are guaranteed a classroom place for next school year when their parents submit a form by the deadline.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This Wednesday, we will visit Tom McCall Forest to explore some of the components of a forest habitat in preparation for next week's trip to the Tillamook Forest. We will create an ecosystem web using forest organisms, and try surviving in different niches - predator, prey, consumer and producer - through an active game.
Breakfast Donations - Fruit needed 3/10
Library Chaperones - 2-3 chaperones needed for our next library trip (3/13)
Out & About Chaperones - We have several all day trips planned for this spring which will require chaperones. We can accommodate 2 extra adults on the bus and additional chaperones can drive separately (or carpool).
Wednesday, March 15th - Tillamook Forest
Wednesday, April 5th - Fernhill Wetlands
Wednesday, April 19th - Oregon Zoo
Wednesday, April 26th - Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Wednesday, May 3rd - Haystack Rock
Last week, the class business project culminated with two performances at the Forest Grove Library and Central School. We will do one additional presentation for the Puffins this week and then students will be able to bring their puppets home. Thank you to all the families and Plover friends who supported the business and attended one of the performances! The students wrote the following note of appreciation to be included in the program, and I want to share it with those who weren't able to attend:
Thank you for coming to our puppet show and buying a ticket to support our class business. We are excited to show you what we’ve been working on in class for the past months. The show that we are doing today is called The Bog Baby. We wrote the script ourselves based off a book by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward. We picked this story because it has a good message about protecting nature. We hope you will be inspired to help nature too.
This year, we have been learning about garbage and natural resources. We found out about some problems, like people using too much non-renewable resources, like oil. Also, when people throw away plastic, it can’t be reused and it might even end up in a trash vortex in the ocean! In our school, we saw that a lot of paper towels get thrown away every day and sometimes food gets put in the garbage instead of the compost. We hope we can use the profit from our puppet show to fix one of these problems and help our school be more sustainable.
We made our puppets from recycled materials because we wanted to find a creative way to reuse trash from our homes. We think it is important to show that there are fun projects that you can do with things people might normally throw away. That is why we named our business Trash to Treasure Community Theater. We want to help people pay attention to what is in their garbage and find fun ways to reuse as much as they can. You can also help by buying things from reuse stores like Goodwill or buying a compost bin for your house.
We hope you enjoy the show!
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 or set up a time to meet with me before/after school.