September 23rd Newsletter
- Day School Sunday is this upcoming weekend. The service begins at 10am, and students are asked to arrive at 9:55am. We will line up outside as we usually do on Chapel days and head in together as a class. The service is expected to conclude by 11am.
- We need some pumps for an upcoming Science experiment. If you finish a bottle of shampoo, soap, or anything that contains a hand pump over the next few weeks, please send the pump in with your child. They can be any size. Thank you!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK
International Dot Day
On Monday we celebrated International Dot Day, a day designed to encourage students to harness their creativity. After reading the book The Dot by the author Peter Reynolds and determining the themes within it, we set off on our own creative journey, one that allowed us to create art without limits. We filled our dots with colors, feelings, and images and used the artwork to inspire a poem. Our artwork and poetry is on display outside of the classroom. Stop by before or after school to check out our full size art pieces. They're worth the walk upstairs! You can also click HERE to see copies of the dots along with the poems students created.
Connecting with a Class in India
We connected with a 5th grade class all the way in Pilani, India last week. Our classes took turns presenting the dots they created on International Dot Day along with a paragraph they prepared about someone who inspires them. What an experience! A few more pictures were posted to our school account here.
On Wednesday, we experimented to discover whether or not air is weightless, and students were surprised with the findings! The goal was to link this discovery to the driving question of Mystery 2, “What do plants eat?”
Putting our Geography Skills to Use!
We had fun communicating with another class last week, trying to figure out their location. Before embarking on live Mystery Skypes, this "slow Skype" allows us the opportunity to plan, discuss, and reason our question choices and answers. Through the questions we've asked thus far, we know that they are somewhere in the southeastern hemisphere. We'll continue answering and asking yes/no geography questions with them when they return from holiday in a couple weeks.
OVERVIEW OF THIS WEEK'S CLASS TOPICS
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.