Good Morning Parents!
I wanted to send out the crew update a little early this month in preparation of our upcoming fieldwork and let you know what else is going on.
Grouse Ridge: The class is doing their final preparations for the Grouse Ridge Field Trip. Please make sure your student is at the school with all of their gear at 7:30am on Monday morning (9-21). We will be loading the cars and headed out by 8:30am. I have attached a copy of the “Student Supply List” that I sent home earlier this week. If you need to get in touch with your child while we are on fieldwork I will have my cell phone (541-968-9537). Thank you to all the parents that are helping prepare for the trip and chaperoning.
Math: The students have been working on understanding probabilities, and manipulating fractions. They will have a test on the material in this chapter next Friday (9/25). Thank you for helping your child keep up with the homework. Their commitment to practice is definitely showing in the classroom.
Who am I? Expedition: Last week I outlined the mentor project with the students. They should have brought home an information sheet about what is entailed in the mentor project. Please brainstorm with your child who would be a good mentor for them this school year. The fist assignment, interviewing your mentor, will be assigned in the beginning of October and due at the end of October. If you have any questions about this project after talking to your child let me know.
Upcoming “Cartographers and Commanders”: After we return from Grouse Ridge we will be starting the history portion of our “Cartographers and Commanders” expedition. The students will be working with the same online textbook they used last year “History Alive”. I will address this more next update.
If you have any questions or need to reach me, please call or email at your convenience. I thank you for all of the work you put in at home with the students, and for the help we will be receiving on our first fieldwork trip.
Grouse Ridge Fieldwork 9/21-9-23
No School (Teacher Inservice): 10/5
Minimum Day: 10/21