This week, the PTA and our school participate in Red Ribbon Week. The theme this year is "Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free." See redribbon.org for more information about this event.
On MONDAY, wear a hat to "put a cap on drugs."
On TUESDAY, wear a tie, "Don't get tied up with drugs."
On WEDNESDAY, wear RED to show you love yourself too much to do drugs.
On THURSDAY, wear a costume (no masks or props, please), "Don't disguise your dreams."
Our annual Fall Festival is on Thursday, October 29th. Flyers to pre-purchase tickets and wristbands went home last week. Bring the whole family for a great time! Wear a costume!
Parents, we really need some of you to spend 30 minutes to work at our class game booth. If you can volunteer, please contact me via email or classdojo as soon as possible.
Our latest art project uses the techniques of a watercolor wash and wax resist. First, we drew spider webs on white watercolor paper using crayons. Next, we painted with watery watercolors over the webs to create a "wash," which is a light coating of paint. The watercolor does not adhere to the places we decorated with crayon due to the wax content of the crayon, hence "wax resist." We used the same techniques to create a spider to hang from the web.
They look terrific on the wall, especially because the little spiders appear to move about a little bit when the fan blows on them.
We did this project to accompany last week's informational passage about spiders. We also created written reports about spiders, incorporating facts from our reading and from a collection of books in the classroom.
Our first Parent Conferences of the year will be here before you know it. They will be November 19 in the afternoon and November 20 all day (until about 3:30). In addition, I will make available times on Tuesday afternoon and before school each day that week. Once again, we will be using the SignUp Genius website to make scheduling an appointment easier. Keep an eye out for more information as we get closer. If you have read this far, please send in a scrap of paper with your child's name and their favorite author to get a sticker.
Accelerated Reader Progress
Congratulations to Zoe, Sebastian, Brian, Luke, Sidney, Zachary, Holly, Jayden, Sonia, Jason, Bridget, Benson, Aimee, Helen, Dionna, Grace, and Darin for making their first trimester goals early!
The following students have earned over 200% of their point goal: Luke, Sidney, and Sonia. Amazing!