Well, we all survived Science Day this year! I feel all went pretty much as planned and the students were definitely excited about it. I'm sure lots of memories were made. Lots of hard work from volunteers and staff went into make this a success. Thank you for helping in one form or another!
We finished up our penguin research and most have made a podcast. These podcasts will be published on their websites some time next week...if all goes well.
Social studies next week will be spent learning about timelines and pioneers. The students will be participating in a pioneer simulation where groups of students will be placed in "wagon trains" and take on a fictional identity of a person who actually traveled west from Independence, Missouri. Challenges, problem solving, and diary entry writing will be used in this exciting journey to Oregon! Tough luck, sunken wagons, and dying animals might happen along side lush green valleys and hope of a better life! Students' choices will be the deciding factor in this challenging and engaging simulation!
*****Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd from 12:30-7:30 PM and the following Tuesday, October 29th from 3:30-7:30 PM.***
If Wednesday's time doesn't work for you, mark down a time on the yellow sheet on the following Tuesday and I'll see what I can do to fit you in. This is the first time the conference calendar was written this way, so if it doesn't work too well for you, be sure to let me know.
Halloween Room Party Helpers that have signed up, Oct. 31:
Treats: Janet Grey
Drinks (juice boxes only, please): Donna Wells
Napkins and Plates: Amy Fleischer
Treat Bags: Jen Mattox
Thank you for all you do,