We've been studying All About Bats and then All About Owls - Great content for compare and contrast work. We culminated our week with an Owl 'cooking' project and an Owl pinecone art project. We started the day with some awesome interactions.
What a great day with a zebra, a few ninjas and pirate princesses, other royalty, a Ninja Turtle, a SWAT team member, Chase on the Case, storm troopers and other military and or tough dudes, a peacock, a dinosaur, a football player, Sully from Monsters, Inc. and Super Girl! We had a Parade, an Assembly, 4th Grade Buddies making Q-Tip Skeletons, Witch's Brew with Dry Ice, First Grade Buddies and our Halloween Carnival, Books, and Recess. THANK YOU TO ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED US DURING OUR CARNIVAL! Did you get your Jack-O-Lantern clay piece we made? Did it get home safely?
I hope you had fun Trick or Treating and if you are bringing in Trick or Treat for UNICEF money, thank you so much.
We are really enjoying our Everyday Math! Today the students played a matching game with a partner with dot cards to practice recognizing equal quantities in different arrangements.
What a beautiful day we had for our Annual Walk-A-Thon. Even though it poured on Thursday, we had a glorious (even though it was a little muddy in parts) sunshiny day. I'll attribute that to our singing the day before of "Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, Please shine down on me..."
The kids did a great job walking their laps and being part of the bigger GES Family. Thank you if you were able to help us count laps and set up our food table, etc. And thank you especially for your donation to our class funds. When you turn in any money, I will send home a pink thank you card (that way you'll know if your child got the money to the teacher...) that day in his or her green book bag.
Lastly, did you hear that the drone camera that was taking our twentieth year photo (while we were standing in the large 2 and 0) from the sky flew off during the event and hasn't been found yet!?! They are hoping that someone discovers its crash landing and gets it back to the owner so that he can at least get the footage off it. :-(
Friday, October 2
Our annual Walk-a-Thon is this Friday from 10:00 – 12:00.
KIDS PLEASE wear COMFORTABLE SHOES and CLOTHES.
Put on some SUNSCREEN. Bring a JACKET.
You are invited to help us and walk during the Eagle Walk. We’ll need to take our classes’ tables out to the field first thing in the morning. A few parents can hang out at our tables and count students’ laps. Bring your camera. Have fun!
If you’d like to send in HEALTHY SNACK FOODS IN CHILD-SIZED PORTIONS, that would be so appreciated.
Healthy snack foods might include sliced apples, cubed cheese, cut up power bars, crackers, pretzels, jerky, etc.
Your child should bring his or her own water bottle.
To begin the Eagle Walk, Mrs. Gauthier will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. We’ll hear the National Anthem.
Then the fifth grade classes make a ceremonial lap after which all classes do one lap with their banners.
After that, kids can run and walk at their own pace.
The Eagle Walk is our school’s main fundraising activity that supplies extra funds to each classroom.
All of the monies pledged to our students end up in our classroom’s individual account.
Every teacher greatly appreciates your effort and support for your child’s education.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You can send your child to school with his or her pledge money as soon as you collect it.