Wow! We have a very busy week planned. Just a reminder that Friday is our walking field trip to The Smart Museum. Thanks to all the 8!!! parents who will walk with us-we will leave Ray about 9:30-9:35, returning about 11:00.
We will also continue to practice our dances Tuesday and Thursday. Please remember that your children should wear very comfortable shoes to dance in (gym shoes)! Have them practice the dances every night at home. They have also learned a dance to go along with the Chicago Fire song.
Update: Field Trip this Friday.
Trolley Field Trip next Friday-May 28th. We will eat a picnic lunch in Grant park-make sure to pack one that day. I still need many permission slip forms and money returned. Please get that in this week or at least write me a note. Thanks.
We will have one final field trip with our pre-school buddies on Friday, June 4th. We will walk to the University of Chicago’s Botany Pond about 10:30, have a picnic there and return to Ray about 1:00-this is again, free!!! Your child will need to bring a lunch on this day. Thanks. Please feel free to join us!!!
Language Arts: We will focus this week on our Chicago Unit and on reading/writing around our Science Unit with our crayfish.
After reading more about Chicago today, we broke off in groups and your children are starting to write the script for the Chicago Play. We will work on this over the next few days and your child should have the script by Friday.
We are reading our AR books and doing some of our writing in our Journals and Writer’s Notebooks.
Homework: Due Friday. Your child will write a Description of “How to Care for a Crayfish.” We will go over the format in class. The description should include, but not limited to, 1) what is a crayfish, 2) supplies needed, 3)care and maintenance 4) feeding and care, 5)cost and commitment. Illustrations should be included.
Math: We will begin Unit 10 today-Measurement and Data. Please look for the Parent Unit 10 Letter. We will cover lessons 10.1-10.4 this week. Using tools and U.S. customary and metric systems, we will measure lengths, explore Volume and review Weight. We have have a few fact tests this week.
Homework: Monday through Thursday-lessons 10.1-10.4
Science: Crayfish!! We are also studying the life cycle of plants (we are sprouting Sunflower seeds) and will plant bean seeds this week. What can your child tell you about expiration date and how our Sunflower seeds are growing?
Social Studies: Again, these next weeks are all about Chicago and its History. We will also work some in our Time Magazine.
Art: ……still working on our Chicago Murals…we WILL be finished this week!!