Monday, September 10, 2012

Week 4

Welcome to the fourth week of school! Time has really flown by. 
This Friday, September 14th, is our first field trip!  We will be going to the BYU Planetarium.  We will be leaving the school at 9:15 and we will return to the school by 11:45.  Students will eat lunch when we return to school. We would love to have two parents from Mrs. Slade’s class and two parents from Mrs. Piacenti’s class to join us on this field trip.  Parents who wish to come on the field trip need to fill out a background check form in the front office. If you wish to attend this field trip please email your child’s teacher for more information.

Quail Run will be holding a Luau fundraiser on Monday, September 10, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 for a family pass (up to 6 immediate family members). Mark your calendars; this is sure to be a lot of fun!

Many of our students have been asking for instructions to some of the experiments we have been doing in science so they can try them at home.  Mrs. Bates, our science specialist, has provided these instructions on her blog.  They can be viewed here:

Here is a look at what we are learning this week:
Art: Students will continue working on TAB art
ASL:  Students will be learning to sign the names of their family members.
Dance: Students will further explore the four elements of dance which include Body, Space, Time, and Energy. Students will discover and discuss the following questions: who is a dancer? Can everyone dance? Lastly, students will learn the “body dance” and recognize how special and unique their own body is.
Health: Students will further their understanding of how food is grouped into the 5 different food groups by playing a game of Nutrition Go-Fish. 
Math: Comparing numbers and using number lines.
Music: Rhythm and music genres
PE: Group games outdoors and Presidential fitness indoors (during inclement weather).
Reading:"Large Group Phonics: Digraph wh, Small Group Phonics: Long Vowels (Open- e, oShared Reading: Silly Stories “The Surprise from George and Martha Round and Round,” Guided Reading by leveled groups, Centers (SSR, iPods, Computers, Partner reading).
Science: Students will continue to study Astronomy
Social Studies: What a city needs.
Spanish: The Colors
Writing: Students will be learning the penmanship of Starting Center Capitals (C,O,Q,G,S,A,I,T,J).  Students will continue their study of PENSMARK, a self-regulating strategy developed to teach sentence fundamentals: capital letters, end marks, making sense, simple sentence formulas, and subject and verb identification.  During composition time students will be working on rough drafts of a narrative.

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