October 17, 2012

Our Slippers Day today was GREAT!  I was also so proud of how everyone rocked the Scarecrow Scramble, amassing 269 laps total as a class!  We have also started an new IB unit called, “How We Organize Ourselves,” with the Central Idea being “Order drives the systems in our world.”  Today, we took a look at where order is found in the Preamble of our Constitution, and I took a picture of the whiteboard to capture some of the students’ thinking.  I also attached some pictures below of some of their questions on order.  I’m excited to see where the unit takes our understanding of order throughout the world!  
Have a wonderful long weekend, everyone!  



Homework: 
1) Math: none from the book.  Please redo low-scoring quizzes.  Remember that the term ends next Friday the 26th, and I cannot accept any work from Term 1 after it ends!
2) Read 20 minutes and get it signed–remember that every day read must be signed!! 

Items of Business:
*Class Store: If you have any extra soda, candy, trinkets, jewelry, or toys that you would like to donate to class store, please send it with your child!  We are having our first one next week, and we would like to do it more often to serve as a motivator for positive behavior!
*Class picture orders: The office asked us to let you know you can still order from LifeTouch online, and that they will also accept late paper orders until tomorrow.  If you missed it yesterday, a make-up photo day will be on November 15th.  
*Automatic Lunch Payment Program:  to pay by credit/debit, go to providencehall.com & select the payment link to make recurring or one-time payments!  e-checks are available for a $0.49 fee, and credit cards have a 3% fee plus $0.50.
*P.E. shoes: Our PE teachers have asked us to remind students that if they are not wearing PE appropriate shoes on their PE days (Mon/Wed for us), they will sit out on some activities!  Please, no sandals or slick-bottomed boots like Uggs!

Upcoming Events:
**Thur./Fri., Oct. 18 & 19: Fall break!  No school.
*Oct. 22-26: Red Ribbon Week!  See details below:
Monday: Give Hugs Not Drugs (bring a stuffed animal to school)
Tuesday: Rockin’ Out to the 80’s–Don’t let Drugs Twist your Mind (80’s apparel)
Wednesday: Your Future is Bright without Drugs (dress up for specific career) 
Thursday: Shade out Drugs (sunglasses/bright clothes)
Friday: Team up against Drugs (wear your favorite team shirt)
*Tuesday, October 23: Boxtops due
*Friday, October 26: Boxtop dress down day
*Friday, Oct. 26: End of 1st quarter!  Your pizza books goals must be reached to earn the pizza party!
*Wednesday, October 31: Halloween Parade at 9 am (from the elementary, to the Jr. High).  Halloween class party later in the afternoon!  🙂  Click here for the donation/volunteer sign-up for the party, organized by our Room Parent!
*November 5-8: Parent Teacher Conferences!  Click here to sign up!
November 9: No school for the elementary school only!
*Nov. 17 (10 am): Math Matters Contest at the Beehive Science & Technology Academy in Sandy.  Register at www.mathmatters.accordeducation.org to register!  (There are only 300 spaces, so register early if you want to participate)!  1st place wins a Kindle Fire HD, 2nd place wins a Kindle Paper White, and 3rd place wins a Kindle 6″ E Ink!

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