It was a fantastic Earth Week at PCCS, with lots of great activities for everyone. Monday’s field trip to the Wildwood Green Home was a great start to the week, with everyone loving to see the green and eco-friendly features. On Tuesday, our field trip to the Nature Museum also went well, with the highlights being the riverworks room (where they explored the effects of rivers, lakes, and dams on neighborhoods and cities) and the butterfly exhibit (many butterflies landed on the kids!). Even the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits on Wednesday’s bike trip to Independence Grove!
Thursday was filled with more exciting green-related activities — they began creating their own green home designs in Art, had a tea and poetry lesson from Ms. Plucinski and Mrs. McGeever in Spanish, and began working on presentations (in front of the whole school!) for May’s Green Assembly. Our final day of Earth Week was filled with even more great activities and lessons! In Music, students combined different music tracks with poems to create songs on their chromebooks. This was followed by a visit from Crossways Preschool (located in Libertyville), a prairie burn across the street from the school, and a trash walk with our 1st grade book buddies. To finish the jam-packed day, students wrote a letter recapping 2017 Earth Week to themselves for 2018 Earth Week.
Our camping trip is coming up, from May 23-25! We are still in need of 1 more chaperone. If you are interested, please fill out the form linked here.
Important Dates to Know:
April 26: Suzanne Slade author visit (our class is from 12:10-12:45 PM)
May 2: Green Assembly (8:15 AM)
May 3: Early Release at 1 PM
May 16: NWEA ELA testing
May 17: NWEA Math testing
Enjoy your weekend!
Ms. Turner and Mr. Hurwitz