Spring is always very busy. I would like to remind parents of some upcoming events. The Band Of Friends is taking it to the streets! Mr. Bean and Mr. Murdock have scheduled two performances. Both are optional. Please carefully read to learn about both opportunities:
Buttonwood Park Zoo - "Party for the Planet!" on April 27th. This is an Earth Day celebration. We will perform at 1pm. You will need to show up and meet us at 12:30 to warm up.
AHA! (Art, History, and Architecture) night in New Bedford on May 9th, at 6pm at the Pilgrim United Church at 635 Purchase Street. Students are invited to stay after school where they will receive pizza at 4:30pm and a ride to the concert. We will have a bus leaving from school at 5:15pm. This is a one-way bus only, so you will need to bring your child home from the concert. Dress code is normal school attire.
We will perform from about 6 - 6:30pm. Please come and bring folks. Help spread the word!
For this performance, please let us know:
-if your child is staying after school for pizza and riding the bus
-if you will be taking your child to the Church
-if you are not able to attend, who will be picking up your child from the performance
Please respond to this email with answers for both concerts to either Mr. Bean or Mr. Murdock.
Another event is the Touch A Truck on Saturday April 27th from 10-12 at Friends Academy. On Saturday April 27, we are holding a Touch-a-Truck and Summer Programs Extravaganza. It will be a fun community event for both Friends families and the general public. It will run from 10:00am-12 noon. There will be fire trucks, police and K-9 units, ambulances, construction vehicles, landscaping rigs, tankers, and much more. This will all be rounded out with fun camp activities and demonstrations, and a free smoothie truck (Cheryl Deane's "Sand Bar"!!) We would love for you to attend if you are able. It should be a wonderful time, rain or shine.
This week we have continued to work on equivalent fractions. Then students needed to use two fractions with different denominators and find a common denominator to help with less than and greater than.
We completed unit 19 in spelling using words spelled with aw, o, au, ough, and augh with the /aw/ sound. Some skills we worked on were open and closed syllables, patterns, analogies, antonyms, synoyms, and context clues. The class also began a new unit identifying adverbs in sentences. Once they locate the verb, they ask when, where, and how to find the adverb.
This week in our book, Annie Sullivan arrives from The Perkins School in Boston Mass. At a young age, Helen was a badly spoiled child who was rewarded (with sweets) for poor behavior, such as hitting, biting, and kicking. Her family never taught her self-control, so now it was up to Annie to teach her.
Child Of The Silent Night
Laura is a unique child in that she cannot see or hear, but is able to perform simple household chores, such as churning butter, setting the table, and weaving.
Both reading groups have been learning the letters of the manual alphabet. This was the primary way that both Helen and Laura's teachers communicated with them.
On Tuesday the entire grade saw The Mysteries of Egypt. The film starts at the beginning of Nile River, winding its way into Egypt. There, we learned about the pyramids and the tomb of King Tut. On Friday, students used coordinates to locate countries in Africa.
I hope everyone has a nice long weekend!
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
Monday April 15- no school (Patriot's Day)
Friday April 19- no school (Good Friday)
Monday April 22- no school (Professional Day)
Thursday April 25- Arts and Poetry Night
Saturday April 27- Touch A Truck from 10-12
Band of Friends 12:30 at Buttonwood Park
Friday May 3- Grandfriends Day (noon dismissal)
Thursday May 9- AHA Night in New Bedford (BOF perform)
Wednesday May 15- Portfolio Showcase- (time to be announced)
Friday May 17- Blue/Gray Day- more information to come
Thursday May 23- Spring Concert
Monday May 27- no school (Memorial Day)