It is great to be a GATEr in Room 24! Open House was a huge success, and it was a terrific night spent with families. I apologize if I did not get the time to talk to you personally; there were so many families in the class at one time. I have truly enjoyed my first year at Manchester, and thank you for working along side me to make this a stellar year for our students!
Manchester's Annual Science Night is a night not to be missed. I am excited, as this will be my first Science Night. I hear the landing of the helicopter, the Snake Man, variety of Science activity tables, food, and the Bungee Jumping Cows Concert make for a riveting night! I am in need of a few morn students to lead our "Lemon Light" activity at our table. I will be there for supervision, but the goal is for students to engage other students in the activities. Half-hour shifts will allow the students to enjoy the rest of the night themselves. Thank you to those who have signed up already. Another sign-up sheet is being sent home on Monday.
The end of the fourth quarter is quickly approaching. Graded work will be sent home on our normal day this week, Wednesday. Please take a moment to review and reflect on this work with your child. If you have not check in on ATLAS Grades lately, it would be a good time to do so. Missing or "Fix-it" work is due by Monday, June 4th. Students are aware if they are missing any assignments and should be recording these assignments in their agendas until they are complete and turned in. California Era Poster Board grades will be sent home with graded work this week.
We will be working on creating a portfolio to transport our work that is on display in the classroom to home during the last week of school. Student who built a Mission Model are welcome to take this model home at any point from now on. Most students need help from parents, since many students are bus riders. You are welcome to come by before school, after school, or during school hours. Science Night would be a great opportunity to pick up Mission Models. If you need to make special arrangements around a different time, please contact me so I can make myself available.
Lots of learning continues this week, as we near the end of our year. We will continue with our Literature Study of Esperanza Rising, work on Probability and Timed Math Facts in Math, present our California Era Boards in small groups, continue our Gold Rush Simulation in Social Studies, and Circuits in Science. I am sure I am forgetting something, as it is always a busy week of learning and extra curricular activities in Room 24!
Good luck to Orchestra students as they have their concert on Tuesday evening. Our class will get the opportunity to see our Orchestra students during an assembly on Tuesday morning.
Have a terrific week! As always feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or needs.