Newsletter 6 – 9/26/15

Readers Workshop

This week in readers workshop we finished our final text tool (A-ha! moments) and prepped for our reading celebration. Readers will browse a book museum to celebrate our six week study of rigor and independence!

Writers Workshop

This week we launched PERSONAL NARRATIVE! We studied qualities of personal narrative (first person, true, important) and worked to increase our productivity in a writing session.


This week we focused on health and nutrition. We used a food journal to track our eating and discussed proportions/the food pyramid.

Indigo Dyeing

Next Wednesday, we will have Associate Professor and Parent Rowland Ricketts coming in to teach us about dying with indigo. He will be taking half the class at a time to work on this project. Kids will need latex/latex alternative gloves if they do not want their hands blue – so any donations are much appreciated. If you would like to come in and help us out, we welcome volunteers that have completed our volunteer background check! Also – if anyone has extra 5-gallon buckets for this experience, we would appreciate you bringing them in. Email (Rowland) if you can volunteer any time between 8-10:30 on Wednesday.


We are finishing up our P3 work! Students finished written statements on their topics this week and started to model their problems in the stream table.

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home?

  • What makes a healthy meal?
  • Describe simple subject and complete subject (this concept is still new to many kids).
  • What ideas do you have for personal narrative?
  • How is your P3 work going?

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