I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. Four years ago, we started two Older Kid traditions. One is the Older Kids Sleep-in: a chance for the kids to sleep over at the school. We have a treasure hunt, eat pizza, watch a movie and sleep in tents in the Commons. Our Older Kids Sleep-in will be Friday, Sept. 13. Another tradition we started was the beginning of the year hike. We like to start the year in nature and end in nature, with our week at Sky Ranch. This Friday, Sept. 6 we will hike Wells Gulch, at Lory State Park. It is a 1.8 mile loop that has educational stops along the way. If you have not turned in your permission slip and $5, please do so.
Thursday night is our Back to School Night from 6:00-6:30. This is a great way to learn about what Older Kids looks like,and what our expectations for the students are. We encourage all parents to attend.
This week we will be easing into homework with Mad Minutes on Tuesday and Wednesday night. These are a way to practice fast facts which will help them in their everyday math. Next week we will start our regular homework schedule. Each child has a homework planner where we record homework assignments. Your child will bring home the planner Monday-Thursday. Please check your child has completed homework and sign underneath
We have gone back in time during our topic work and we are exploring Ancient Egypt in Nomes, similar to city states. At present, students are learning about their nome, creating a group standard (banner) and making a class map of Egypt. Take a look at the photos showing the students working together. Our study will culminate in a museum that we will share with the rest of the school.
Thurs., Sept. 5, 6-6:30 Back to School Night
Fri., Sept. 6 Hike to Lory State Park
Mon., Sept. 9 Map Testing-Reading
Weds., Sept. 11 Map Testing-Math
Fri., Sept. 13 Older Kids Sleep-in