Week 16

Happy December! It is hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. This week, our 4th graders participated in the Geography Bee. One winner and one runner-up were chosen. Good luck to them in the next round! Here is the flyer for our upcoming Winter Sing. We hope you’ll join us!

This week, in writing, we developed more of our opinion/persuasive papers. The 3rd and and 4th graders also had the chance to chat with their writing partners about their work, and what improvements they could make. In science, we are getting towards the end of our sound unit. Everyone continues to show excitement each time they get the chance to participate in a hands-on experiment. It has been noisy, but exciting during these experiments! The 4th grade math students have switched their focus to decimals and decimal place value. It was a bit of a struggle to identify the correct place value name for some of the digits when it included decimals, but we spent a day reviewing. The 4th graders seem to be a lot more comfortable identifying place value names now!

Next week, we will continue to talk about fraction and decimal relationships. Towards the end of the week, we will have our unit test! In writing, we will be finishing our first opinion papers. Students will share with the class, if they choose to. Then, we will be brainstorming ways to write an opinion/persuasive paper about people in our lives. In science, our sound unit will end, and we will begin our unit on light. Our Holiday Bazaar will be next week, so please make sure that you have filled your child’s envelopes (they were passed out this week) with money and name tags. Have a wonderful weekend!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Saturday, December 2ndPCCS Holiday Marketplace Craft Fair 9am-3pmin Gaylord Nelson Gym
Tuesday, December 5th–Green Challenge Assembly 8:15am
Wednesday, December 6th–Early Release: Dismissal at 1pm
  –Boys Basketball @ Alden Hebron 4pm
  –Cheer Exhibition @ Park School 5pm
Thursday, December 7th–Holiday Bazaar
      –8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Grass Lake 4pm
Friday, December 8th–8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament 4pm @PCCS
         —Butter Braids Orders Due Today
Saturday, December 9th–7th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament
 
Save the Date
Tuesday, December 12th–Orientation Meeting for Virtual Coding Club 7pm
Saturday, December 16th–8th Grade Babysitting Fundraiser
Tuesday, December 19th–Green Team Hosts the Owl Prowl 5:30-7pm
Wednesday, December 20th–Staff vs. Student Basketball Game 2:30pm
Friday, December 22ndWinter Sing 8:30am
     –Winter Parties 11:45am-12:45pm
     –Early Release: Dismissal at 1pm