I can't believe it's almost May! Here are our classroom updates and upcoming events for May. The biggest announcement is our Animal Project. See below for details.
Free Dress Days: Our two free dress days (earned from the technology fundraiser) are Wednesday, May 10th and Wednesday May 17th. For our class, I am asking for no costumes or pajamas. Please no open-toed shoes. Athletic wear (jerseys, athletic shorts/pants) and regular t-shirts/jeans, etc. are acceptable. If you have any more raised money to turn in, our last day for the fundraiser is May 1st!
Annual Perception Survey: Please complete the annual survey before May 7th. Our staff looks at the surveys very closely to help improve our school!
Animal Project: Please note: Students will choose their animals on Monday.
Animal Habitat Project and Presentation
Your assignment is to research one animal (chosen in class) and present about that animal in front of the class. We will work on research at school and a rough draft will come home on May 18th. The final report is an at-home project due May 31st. The final report should be written on Riggs paper in your best handwriting. The length should be between one and two paragraphs. We will write one paragraph in class and the second paragraph is optional. You are welcome to do more research at home.
Presentation: We will create masks in Art class for the animal you are presenting about. You may dress up more like your animal on that day. Please practice reading your report at home for your presentation. We will also have a parade on that day around the school!
Due Date and Presentation Date: May 31st (Presentations at 12:30 and 3:00. Parade at 1:00)
Requirements for Report Content:
- Name the type of habitat the animal is found in (forest, underground, desert, ocean, etc) and why this animal is suited for this habitat
- Classify the animal according to what it eats (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore)
- Describe where in the food chain the animal resides. (What it eats and what eats it)
Optional: Explain the dangers to this animal’s environment or potential destruction.
Requirements for Written Report Structure and Format:
- Begin sentences with a capital letter and end them with a period.
- Writing is legible and spaced correctly.
- Identify title and authors of each resource used (1 or 2).
Written report structure
Displays little or no understanding of capitalization or ending with appropriate punctuation.
Makes errors in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling which distract from the meaning of what is written.
Makes occasional errors in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Consistently begins sentences with a capital letter and ends with a period. Uses correct spelling for frequently used words.
Written report format
Unable to identify titles or authors used. Writing is difficult to read. Leaves little spacing between words.
Identifies a title or author of resources used. Leaves spacing between some words.
Identifies some titles and authors of resources used. Leaves spacing between most words.
Identifies title and author of each resource used. Leaves spacing between words.
Shows difficulty communicating facts and does not speak clearly.
Speaks somewhat clearly and is somewhat hard to hear. Speaks with an uneven voice or tone.
The presentation has all required elements. The presentation can be heard clearly.
All required elements are present, plus the presentation can be heard. Additionally, extra elements have been presented or added to the presentation.
PTA Parent Information Night on Internet Safety: May 9th @ 6:30pm
PTA Menchie's Night Out May 11th, 3:30-8pm
Field Trip Friday: May 19th
No School for Memorial Day: May 29th
Animal Presentations and Parade: May 31st
Diffendoofer Day/Field Day: June 5th
USO Show/Fly-up/Last Day: June 6th
Working in groups to count different materials in Math:
Learning about static electricity with balloons:
Exploring Rocks in our classroom:
Field trip to Rice NW Rock Museum: