Conferences are just around the corner! A confirmation letter is going home this week to remind you when your conference is scheduled. We can not change the time or date of your conference, so please put it on your calendar and ask for time off if needed. It is important to attend conferences so we can be a strong team in your students' educational career.
Thank you, Mrs. Clausen, Ms. Kelley, and Mrs. Vogelgesang
The students have been learning about character traits. They have learned what traits are and have written examples of traits from their books. They've also written responses to their reading.
Ask your student to tell you an example of a character trait!!
During writing we are going to focus on another research project! Each student will write a digital information card using their iPad about the animal they chose to research.
Ask your student what animal they chose to research!
We have worked on fractions for the last couple of weeks. Please bake something with your student so they can practice using fractions in the real world. Our next unit is on geometry!
Ask your student to draw a rectangle with 2/6 of it shaded.
Specialist: Art, Gym and Chinese!
Our prep teachers are on a six-day rotation. Here are the schedules for all three classes for the next few weeks:
Mrs. Clausen's Class
Week of Feb. 27th: Chinese, Art, Art, Gym, No School
Week of March 6th: Gym, Chinese, Chinese, Art, Art
Week of March 13th: Gym, Gym, Chinese, Chinese, Art
Ms. Kelley's Class
Week of Feb. 27th: Gym, Chinese, Chinese, Art, No School
Week of March 6th: Art, Gym, Gym, Chinese, Chinese
Week of March 13th: Art, Art, Gym, Gym, Chinese
Mrs. Vogelgesang's Class
Week of Feb. 27th: Art, Gym, Gym, Chinese, No School
Week of March 6th: Chinese, Art, Art, Gym, Gym
Week of March 13th: Chinese, Chinese, Art, Art, Gym
Karl Mueller, an urban forester with St. Paul, is going to visit the class on March 8th! He'll talk about trees, the equipment needed/used to take care of them, as well as how we can stop the spread of harmful diseases.
Art Residency: Northern Clay
In connection with our unit of inquiry on endangered species, we are going to make clay animal sculptures with Northern Clay. The first two days of the residency will be spent molding the animals and really working with the clay. The third and final day will be spent painting the animals. It would be wonderful if each class could have two or three volunteers to help the students, especially the first two days. It's always tough for the students to turn the clay into the animal they're envisioning.
If you would like to volunteer, please let your teacher know!
Unit of Inquiry: Endangered Species
Our rock books were great, but there is no rest for the students! We have started our new unit of inquiry on Endangered Species this week with our art residency with Angie from Northern Clay. Each student will research an animal, make a clay sculpture, make a digital information card, and create a diorama for their animal during spring break.
Actions contribute to loss.
Lines of Inquiry
Species that are currently endangered or extinct
Our responsibility regarding endangered species
How animals/plants become endangered/extinct
Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or email!
Mrs. Clausen, Ms. Kelley, & Mrs. Vogelgesang
February 28th - March 2nd
Northern Clay Residency
Urban Forester Vist 11:50a
Officer Friendly Time TBD
Spring AHEAD an hour!
PTA Mtg 6p
March 21st & 23rd
Conferences 4:30p - 7:30p
Conferences 7:30a - 11:30a
PYP Exhibition (5th Grade presenters)
April 3rd - 7th
PTA Mtg 6p