It’s true – we have only 6 weeks left in this school year! We will fill every day that we have left with amazing learning! Speaking of amazing, last week’s egg drop was a huge success. It was successful even if a child’s egg did not survive because it provides a great opportunity to reevaluate the strategy and make it better for next time. Thanks to all parents who were able to get off work a little early that day and come join the fun!
This week the middle kids will complete the last two MAP tests. They did the math portion today and they will take the final test on language tomorrow. Thanks for making sure they get a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast so that they have their maximum brain power! We will share the results from these tests with you at our spring conferences.
We are moving on from our study of Immigration this week. Our new unit (the final unit of the year) will be centered around ponds, rivers, fish and amphibians. Spring is the perfect time to study water ecology as critters and plants start to wake from the cooler winter months. Next week on Wednesday we will be taking another walking field trip to study stream ecology with a group of local naturalists. Thanks Kari for arranging this! The following day is our big trip to the Denver Aquarium where we will see all kinds of water dwelling critters and take part in a class on fantastic fish. We have almost all of our permission slips and money returned at this point, but if yours is still hanging out on the kitchen island please get it back to your teacher ASAP!
Once again we are going to share a rundown of important dates and times for this week and next:
Final MAP test – Tuesday 4/18
Fiesta! and auction event – Saturday 4/22 at the Rio
Earth Day celebration event – Monday 4/24 for students during the school day
Mandatory Sky Ranch meeting for 3rd graders and parents – Tuesday 4/25, 7:30 in the Commons
Stream ecology walking trip – Wednesday 4/26 (permission slip coming soon)
Denver Aquarium trip – Thursday 4/27
Raptor Center presentation – Friday 4/28, 2:00 in the Commons
Let us know if you have any questions, and have a great week!