This week the beloved BINGO Reading & Homework sheets are back! I am also sending home a word wall we use at school that can serve as a resource at home. Your child should be spelling sight words with more accuracy and checking the word wall for correct spelling.
In PBL we have started working in our expert groups around five essential questions that I blogged about in my previous post. Students are getting enthralled with their topics and have been bringing in research done at home. Check in with your child about his/her topic and share this learning experience together. I have encouraged the class to interview adults about what they know about their topic and perhaps they might make a connection with an expert that can lead to futher investigation. If your child finds information at home that can be shared with their groups in class please either save documents on a thumb drive, email it to me, or print it out. As one of the final projects we will be creating a digital presentation. We welcome donated thumb drives if you have some for school use!
Our zen master Mrs. Skoog has started Mindful Mornings on Tuesdays. The class will meet in the (portable) gym from 9:00-9:25, to start the day with yoga, meditation, breathing, and/or movement. This is open to students, teachers, and parents of QAE. It is NOT a club; it is free. If you take part, please arrive on time so that the practice can be uninterrupted.
Dust off some glassess because this Friday's spirit day is DRESS LIKE MR. ELLIOTT day. Does this mean the dresser or more casual Mr. Elliott? I'm excited to see this!
Happy December and tis the season of believing!