Please enjoy our beautiful artwork from last week. 🙂
We had a fun writing activity called, I am Not a Turkey, where the students had to help “hide” their turkey and then use figurative language to describe their new persona.
Wow, we have flown through the first half of this year! It is hard to believe that the end of Q2 is in just a few weeks. We have quite a bit of work to do over the next few days. As a result of field trips, holiday parties and end of the quarter progress reports, we will have varied lesson plans until the new year. We will stay on track with grade level standards but we will also be concentrating on goals & objectives to optimize what combination of students we have in class given the various activities.
Tuesday, November 28th-In house field trip with Captain Barrington Irving:
Barrington Antonio Irving, Jr., C.D. (born November 11, 1983) was the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo, a feat he accomplished in 2007. He is also the first black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. As of 2007, he was an aerospace student at Broward College. His airplane, a Columbia 400 (Cessna Corvalis 400), is named the “Inspiration”, and was manufactured and assembled by the Columbia Aircraft Mfg. Co. in 2005, classified as a standard aircraft in the utility category using over $300,000 in donated parts.
Irving was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate of Miami Northwestern Senior High School. He turned down multiple football scholarship offers with his sights set on aviation. He later founded Experience Aviation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority youth to pursue careers in aviation. His airplane, the “Inspiration”, has been registered to Experience Aviation since 2006.
Irving’s record was broken in 2012 by the 22-year-old Swiss Carlo Schmid.
Other important dates:
Thursday, November 30th- 4th Grade to the Fire Safety Village
Friday, December 1st-Mrs. Homer has a professional learning day on site
Monday, December 4th-Holiday shop starts (ends the 12th)
Friday, December 8th-December & January cupcakes
Friday, December 8th-Dinner with Santa 5-8pm
Thursday, December 14th-Holiday Hat Day
Friday, December 15th-Tacky Sweater Day
Monday, December 18th-5th grade holiday parties
Tuesday, December 19th-early release
Wednesday, December 20th-4th grade parties, holiday sing along assembly & early release.