I hope everyone had a great break! Now, it’s time to finish the quarter strong. The last day of the first quarter is October 10. Can you believe we are one fourth of our way through the year already?? We ended the week before break with some fun activities. Students got to build structures using just mini marshmallows and toothpicks. To give them ideas, we watched a video of different marshmallow structures, including the Eiffel Tower. We even took a “field trip” and “flew” to Paris to see the real Eiffel Tower through Google Earth!! Students built tiny houses, huge houses, cubes, and even a train. They had a great time!!
This week, we will resume our study of the Solar System in Science. Our News2You story goes perfectly with our study of the Sun. It is about the Parker Solar Probe that launched last month. We will continue our normal routine with writing about the current N2Y story in ELA and finish with a Reading quiz on Friday.
In Science, we have concluded our lessons on objects in our solar system. This week, we will begin to learn about the Sun. I had intended to begin our unit on the Sun earlier, but students needed a little more time to master the solar system overview unit. Students will get to experience and observe various impacts of solar energy through activities and labs during the next couple weeks. Please watch for materials that can be donated for the labs.
October 15 – 19 is conference week. Students will be released at 1:30 each day. Please look for the calendar being sent home early this week and sign up for a conference time. I will update the conference schedules sent home daily. During the conference, we will discuss your student’s current academic performance, behavior, social skills, and life skills. I may discuss updating IEP Goals and Objectives if your student has mastered or nearly mastered objectives, but we will not be able to have formal IEP meetings during your conference time.
Dates to Remember
October 10: Last day of the 1st quarter
October 15 – 19: Conference Week and Early Release.
Have a great week!!!