May 20 Library Visit (Final visit)
May 22 All day Out & About to Haystack Rock
May 27 No School
May 30 Celebrations of Learning
Homework Due by Friday, May 17th
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: Is it better to read a book or watch a movie?
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will visit the Backyard Garden to continue our study of pollinators and plants! Next week, we return to Haystack Rock for bird watching and tide pool exploration.
Community Breakfast - Cereal/bagels and fruit needed May 24th.
Out & About Chaperones - Needed 6/5 (Fernhill Wetlands).
State (SBAC) Testing Continues on May 20th
We will continue with math testing next week and then writing the following week.
Last week we learned how even though all plants need sunlight and water, they don’t all need them in the same amounts. We explored the questions, "Should you water a cactus?" and "Where do plants grow best?" Then we played a game called Plant Survivor. In this simulation, students examined a model of a farm with a variety of growing conditions and then tried to determine the best location to plant different plants, like sword ferns, hostas, orchids and aloe.
You can help your child be on the lookout for house plants, like ferns and orchids. Ask them, “What is it about these plants that make them good plants for keeping indoors?” (Answer: They need less sunlight than other plants!). If you can, consider visiting the garden center of a nearby home improvement store, where your child might especially enjoy seeing some of the strange forms of cactuses and succulents.
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.