Ask your students about the colonial field day handout as well as the STEAM night handout. These are two upcoming fun events that promote family participation. Also, look at my webpage weekly to stay on top of upcoming events.
Have a great long weekend!
Monday is our Plimoth field trip. The weather looks good, and we are excited for a fun day. Students brought home a handout on Friday reminding students about what they should bring with them on this day away from school. I will also being send out a remind message 30 minutes before our arrival back to school. Keep an eye out for the message.
This Thursday there will also be a Running Club field trip that will happen in the morning.
I can't believe that it is May, and our school year is almost over. There are tons of events coming up, so mark your calendars.
May 14: 3rd Quarter Success Assembly
May 21: Plimoth Field Trip
May 29: STEAM Night
June 6: 4th grade visit to HMS
June 8: Connecticut Historical Society Visit at HMS
June 15: Colonial Field day for 5th grade
Students will be participating in a cross-curricular unit on the colonial time period over the next two months. Students will be participating in activities across all subject areas. Mrs. Smith will anchor the instruction, but students will participate in colonial pen pal letters, colonial house model simulations, historical fiction reading, amongst other activities. The 5th grade teachers are excited for the students to be immersed in such an interesting part of our history!
Students received paperwork for our field trip to Plimoth on May 21st. The lottery for chaperones will be drawn this coming Tuesday, May 8th. If you want to be considered, please return the blue paperwork by that morning.
Also, Mrs. Knight in the cafeteria offered to provide bagged lunches at regular cost of school lunch. Keep your eye out for that paperwork request coming out next week.
If you have any questions regarding activities, cost ($30), etc. please reach out to your student's homeroom teacher. This is a new field trip this year planned by Mrs. Smith, in replacement of our Sturbridge Village field trip, and we are super excited to visit a place that our students study as part of their colonial unit.
I am so proud of our students and how hard they worked this week taking the standardized state testing. They were very focused, using their strategy, and putting forth an amazing effort. They have been earning tons of tickets to enter into the raffle for prizes after the conclusion of testing.
Next week students will take the science test on Thursday, and will complete any make up testing. Otherwise it will be back to a normal week.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.