Happy ALMOST Winter Break! The 3rd and 4th graders are certainly excited to have time off and spend time with friends and family.
Congratulations to our 4th grader, Shawn Mastandrea, on winning the school geography bee! He will be moving on in the competition; we wish him the best of luck!
This week we have finished up our true stories after 3 weeks of hard work! The students were thrilled about putting their final copies onto paper in order to create their own real books. It will be wonderful to keep these books in the library for other students to read, and even keep them for future students to read! A skill that we worked on in writing was something called “showing and not telling”. For example, instead of saying “he was tired”, we could say “he could barely lift his head off of the pillow”. This gives our readers a detailed picture and is more creative than just stating feelings.
In Social Studies, we finished our unit on inherited traits and started learning about Native Americans. It is interesting to see the common values between PCCS and Native Americans: using what we have, respecting nature, and caring for Earth. We will continue learning about Native Americans later in the year, as well. The 4th graders are finishing their division unit, and have made some fantastic progress on working with word problems. This is an extremely important skill!
Next week is a short week. We will continue with our academic material as much as we can. Please send a bag with your child so we can clean out the lockers for a deep winter clean over break! Don’t forget the Holiday Party is on Tuesday.
- Tuesday 12/20 is our Holiday Party at 2:15pm. This is also our last day of school before Winter Break! Happy Holidays!
- Winter Break is from December 21st – January 3rd and school reconvenes on Wednesday, January 4th!
- If you haven’t checked it out, the link for our Daily Classroom Schedule has been posted. Take a look at this link: http://prairiecrossingcharterschool.org/teacherpost/daily-classroom-schedule/