This week, students continued working in their books clubs by reaching their reading goals, and addressing different reading strategies that allowed for open and on-going collaboration. Students worked with one another in a small group setting to discuss their books, as well as focus on concepts such as visualizing, asking questions, making predictions, inferencing, connecting, and synthesizing. Our goal is for all book clubs to be done with their novel sometime next week!
This week, students began their Math SBAC testing! We spent part of our week reviewing concepts we have learned throughout the year, and creating story problems that would stump our classmates. On Thursday, we began our last module unit of the school year, in which we will focus on Measurement, students have had some exposure to the metric system, and will now be introduced to customary units as well. Our first day gave us exposure to yards, feet, and inches, while our second day focused on gallons, quarts, pints, and cups. Students worked on converting amounts, and were told silly songs, and fun stories to help memorize what each measurement represents.
This week, students began their final PYP unit of the school year, which is Sharing the Planet. During this unit we will focus on learning about the rights and responsibilities we have, and the struggle we face to share finite resources with other people and with other living things. We will also look at communities and the relationships within and between them, as well as access to equal opportunities, and peace and conflict resolution. Our central idea targets how Natural resources have a structure and function within a community, and our three lines of inquiry are How watersheds work, Ways of maintaining balance, and Community's effects on environment..
On Monday, May 21st we continue the second week of our West TV Read-A-Thon. Students will continue to focus on reading and commit to completing 10 reading sessions, at school or home, ranging from 10-30 minutes for 10 days. Students can choose any book or class assignments to read. All proceeds will go toward our paved path. We also have some great incentives that will get your child excited about reading...The Top $ student per class =whip cream pie Mrs. McNamee, The Top $ class in the school = pizza party and pajama day, and The Top $ student in the school = principal with me for a day.
*We are currently in second place for class rankings, and would love your support in helping us reach our goals!
Do some spring cleaning in the next few weeks and save your "Goodwill" items for our very first Rummage Sale! We will begin to collect donations in June and the sale date is set for Saturday, June 9. Donate gently used goods to help raise money to pave the path. Rummage Sale Flyer
- Tuesday, May 1st-31st- Walk/Ride Your Bike to School Month
- Monday, May 14th- Friday, May 25th-Read-A-Thon
- Tuesday, May 22nd- Reading Logs due/Vocabulary Test
- Tuesday, May 22nd- Friday, May 25th- Math SBAC Testing Continues
- Monday, May 28th- Memorial Day- No School
- Wednesday, May 30th- Continent Club
- Thursday, May 31st- Friday June 1st- PYP Authorization Visit