Newsletter 4- 9/4/17

Weekly Highlights

In P3 we studied light! Prisms! Rainbows! And the moon! Kids have been really excited about the experimental aspects of our science work right now but are starting to connect to some bigger problems in our world. We spent quite a bit of time this week discussing Hurricane Harvey and the scientific reasons behind it. We also started a read aloud – Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere which is about a young girl in New Orleans when Katrina hits. We are making lots of connections.

In writers workshop, we are revising personal narrative pieces. We worked on revising internal and external description and our leads.

In readers workshop, we picked new novels up on Thursday/Friday. We talked about finding books that are just right, and part of that is student interest! Most students have finalized a choice to carry through the next two weeks.

We are going to have a publishing party / time to celebrate Bradford Woods on Monday the 25th at 6:00 in Bryan Park. The actual location within the park is TBD. We’ll have writing pieces there if you want to browse, some pieces we make with our trail groups after returning from BW, and most importantly – some opportunities to join in the games and songs we learn at Bradford Woods.

Announcements

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home:

  • What book did you pick in the readers workshop unit?
  • How are you doing on your homework?
  • How has your study of The Planets in performing arts connected to P3 work?
  • How have the lunch arrangements changed? How are you feeling about that?
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