We had quite an animal-filled week!!! Our chicks hatched!!! The kids have loved watching them, holding them, and learning more about them. Mrs. VanKoevering’s class hatched butterflies in her classroom. We were able to have the butterflies come to our room for a short visit on Friday before they set them free. In STEAM, the kids have been studying animal adaptations and environments where animals live. We are going to have so much fun seeing so many of the animals they’ve been learning about at the zoo!
We’ve also been studying economics during our social studies time. This week we discussed wants, needs, producers, and consumers. We even turned our classroom into a factory and made products out of paper to share with our class. Be sure to check out our photo stream for pictures of all the fun!!!
May 8 – Library Day
May 10 – Jet’s Pizza Night
May 11 – Take Home Books Due
Please return all take home books to school by May 11. We will no longer be sending books home each night. Thank you so much for your support with this nightly practice!!! Our first graders have made AMAZING progress as readers this year.
May 11 – Early Release Day
Students are dismissed from school at 12:15. Sack lunches can be ordered through Food Service and will be sent home with your child. Please make sure your child knows if he or she needs to order a sack lunch. Feel free to send me an e-mail to let me know if a sack lunch is needed.
** This week we are switching our specials time with the 4th graders on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They will be taking the M-STEP test during the morning on these days.**