This has been a very busy week as the students put their final touches on their biography posters. They also spent time rehearsing with Band of Friends for the Grandfriends. Dispite the gloomy weather, their spirits have never been higher!
This week we continued in geometry working on right angles, perpendicular and parallel lines. We looked around the classroom for signs of these concepts, then used tools to identify them in their books.
This week we worked with words spelled with or, ur, ear, and ir. Some of the concepts we used were categories, word meaning, context clues, homophones, and base words.
In our mix-it-up groups the students made their mummies with a mummy mask. Then they decorated the sarcophagus with the name of their person from the altar story on the lid, and Egyptians symbols on the sides. Next Friday, we will have a chance to see real mummies, coffins, sarcophaguses, and other authentic Egyptian artifacts. We will be leaving around 8:15 and return by the end of the day. Students should back a snack, lunch, and beverages for the bus. Everyone should have a quiet bus activity. (no electronics please) Please let me know by Wednesday if you are planning on coming with us on this trip.
On Monday May 20th we will have the chance to visit the Perkins School For The Blind in Watertown, Mass. We will have a presentation by Jaimi Lard, who is blind and deaf, along with her interpreter Christine. Students will also have a tour and a unique opportunity to see how students with limited vision learn.
Everyone had a wonderful time on Grandfriends' Day. Students did a great job presenting their biography posters and suitcases. They also did an activity with their grandfriends that compared their lives as children. It is always a special time when different generations spend quality time together.
I hope eveyone is enjoying their weekend.
Friday May 10- field trip to MFA
Wednesday May 15- Portfolio Day 8:45-9:45
Friday May 17-Blue/Gray Day
Monday May 20-trip to the Perkins School in Watertown
Thursday May 23- Spring Concert 6:00
Monday May 27- no school (Memorial Day)