Below you’ll find some things that are happening this October…
Here is a message from Peirce regarding Halloween:
Halloween is right around the corner. All students in PK-8th grade are allowed to dress up and will parade around the track at 1:45pm on October 31st. Please note that Halloween is still considered a Healthy Celebration Day - students should not bring in candy, cupcakes, etc. Healthy snacks or small trinkets are acceptable to celebrate Halloween, but NOT required.
208 will have pictures taken the morning of Tuesday, October 18th.
Homework goes home almost every night, and is meant to be extra practice for math concepts learned during the day, and time to build reading skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. However, I understand that situations arise when homework cannot be completed on a given evening. I never want homework to interfere with a child’s well-being. If homework is taking longer than an hour to complete, please contact me. We can arrange that your child do half the problems, or have alternate homework that corresponds with his or her level. I respect that our students are children, and need time to play, spend time with families, and get their sleep!
Science - Energy
You may have noticed that there was no science grade on the progress report. We alternate science and social studies every quarter, so that students have 5 weeks of social studies, and 5 weeks of science. We are studying energy in the first quarter, and will investigate electric currents and circuits, energy transfer, and sources of energy. Check out Class Dojo for photos of our investigations!
Barrel of Monkeys
We will begin an arts partnership with Barrel of Monkeys near the end of October. This program will continue through December, with the final performance taking place in January. Students will work with five teaching artists to create a variety of stories over six 90 minute sessions. The teaching artists use acting and movement to engage the 4th graders and get their creative juices flowing. It’s going to be great fun!
Ms. Rebecca - WITS
Your child may have mentioned Ms. Rebecca, a volunteer who reads with my classroom. Rebecca is a retired teacher who comes in twice a week to read in the hallway with small groups of students. She volunteers through an organization named WITS, or Working in the Schools. WITS provides bags of books to students around winter break and at the end of the year. The kids have been loving the quality reading time with her!
- Ms. Fane