We sure had fun reading the wonderful and engaging books of author, Mo Willems. We kicked off the week reading the classic, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and did our own versions of “Don’t let the pigeon drive the _____.” We also read, Knuffle Bunny, and made the darling pictures out on the line complete with our writing about some very special to us. (Did you notice that the pictures are of places on our St. Michael’s campus?) We also read lots of Elephant & Piggie books, and did a whole lot of comprehension work with these. Such great books!
As you know, we took this week to review time for math. We felt that our kiddos needed a bit more instruction and support, and so we took the week to do some extra practice. We even played “connect four” which you can see below. Hopefully you’re seeing some improvement at home, but be sure to keep asking “what time is it?” :0). Next week, we’ll be headed into our chapter on standard and metric measurement.
In Social Studies, it’s all about our country projects. We are doing all of our research for our posters at school. But, as you know, the kids will need to work on their “floats” and their food to share at home. Some reminders on that…First, please be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, April 5th from (approximately 1:45-3:00.) . We will be getting prepared for the parade which happens at about 2:00 first for those who may choose to wear clothing from their country. (This is optional, but absolutely okay if you and your child want to do so!) The parade route is similar to the route we did at Halloween. We will finish at the Smith Center where all the food will be. Regarding the food, we would love to have you pre-portion your dish, if possible. (ie: if you make a cake to share, it should be pre cut.) We will provide plates, so that everyone may sample. Dishes can be hot or cold. If you choose to bring a dish that is hot/warm, you may want to bring it right before the parade, and it can be left in the Smith Center. If you have questions about the float, please ask us. In general, the floats are made from shoeboxes so that the kids can carry them in the parade. They should be decorated with things that are native to your child’s country. For example, if your child were in charge of the USA, the float might be covered in red, white, and blue paper. It might have a Statue of Liberty, some American money, the Grand Canyon, a map, a flag, an eagle, or a model of the white house. Anything that goes on the float can be made of paper, or legos, or small plastic models, or whatever you have at home in order to make it. They can be hand drawn by your child, or printed from the computer–get creative! This is our biggest final event of the year, and our kiddos are super excited to be “experts” about their country. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas and get you excited to talk about their country! Thanks tons for your support!
We rounded out the week with some fun with our 8th grade buddies. You can see below that we had tons of fun! Have a wonderful, warm weekend!
Upcoming events: Fri. 3/30-St. Michael’s Gala, Wed. 4/3-Field Trip to Tucson Village Farms (drivers wanted!); Fri. 4/5-Country Parade-1:45-3:00; Wed, 4/17-Easter Egg Hunt; Thur-Mon. 4/18-4/22-No School Easter Break; Fri, 5/17-Art Expo