Newsletter 25 – 4/1/17

Voices of 5/6

A small group of students met during lunch on Friday to comment on the events of the week and share highlights with families. The contributors for this week are Fallon and Jasmine.

This week was our first week back from break. Our first week back was fun and interesting and we did a lot of hard work.

In writers we are still working on our fantasy pieces.  Some of us are done.  Our deadline is today (Friday) to finish our rough draft.  Next week we will revise our stories.  People are excited and anxious to know if they will finish their writing piece in time.  A lot of people enjoy writing fantasy stories.

In visual arts we are finishing our ABC books.  We are adding more to them to add detail.  Some of us are doing mazes.  In performing arts we are singing an Indian song called “Aazeem Hazzah”

On Thursday at recess everyone was having a grand time and then we got poured on.  People had to run to the line squealing and laughing.  Some people enjoyed the rain and others tried to get out of it.

Today we went to the IU improve opera at the MCPL. There was a bell that an audience member could ring.  They would say “I declare…” and then tell the actors what to do.  It was exhilarating to be able to tell adults what to do.

In readers we are focusing on non-fiction.  We are looking at articles to find the topic, subtopic and details.  We are learning to tell fake news from real news.

In P3 we are preparing for our Mock Trial on April 14.  We have been writing questions for the direct examination and the cross examination of the witnesses.  The depositions stated facts about the witnesses.

Announcements

The IU Books & Beyond Project invites you and your students to our annual Visions of Rwanda art exhibit, Tuesday, April 4th, any time from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Hutton Honors College Great Room. This year the event will highlight the partnerships between IU students and local Bloomington elementary schools. Attendees will be able to view photographs taken by travelers to Rwanda; test their knowledge of Rwanda through interactive trivia; participate in a silent auction; and enjoy Rwandan snacks, coffee, and tea. Opening remarks by Dr. Cyanne Loyle will be made at 5:30 p.m.

Your child has been invited to attend the final dress rehearsal of IU Opera Theatre’s The Music Man next Thursday, April 6 at 7pm. It is a wonderful chance to see some of our country’s best young singers at NO COST! As this is an evening field trip outside of school hours, students should be dropped off at the Musical Arts Center (101 N. Jordan Ave) no later than 6:40pm. There is a circle drive right in front of the theatre, so families won’t have to park in the lot. You can simply drop your child off with a teacher who will sign them in. You will then need to return to pick them up there after the show ends around 9:45pm. If you have any questions or transportation issues, or if you might like to be one of our chaperones for the event, please let me know as soon as possible. The 7/8 journalism class would like to give you this survey to fill out, and help us create our newspaper. Please fill this out as soon as possible, thank you. Our mock trial is now scheduled for the afternoon of April 14th. We’ll send time details likely the week of.

The 7/8 journalism class would like to give you this survey to fill out, and help us create our newspaper. Please fill this out as soon as possible, thank you.

Our mock trial is now scheduled for the afternoon of April 14th. We’ll send time details likely the week of.

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home:

  • What is empathy & why is it important to you?
  • This week during morning meetings/perspectives workshop, you talked about disability – both those that are visible and those are not. What do you think of this work? How does it apply to you/your conversations?
  • In meditation, your class discussed your internal locus of control – how you are able to take responsibility. How did responsibility impact meeting the fantasy deadline?
  • Was your stamina different than before spring break? How/why?
  • What are you most excited for in revising and publishing your fantasy piece?
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