We are finishing up our solar system unit in room 231. The kids have been actively engaged, and have soaked in some really cool things about our 11 planets. Yes, I said 11! There were 3 dwarf planets ( Eris, Pluto, and Ceres). Below are some pictures of the students' 'aliens' that needed accommodations to survive on their researched planet.
As you are aware, I am lucky enough to be your child's student teacher! You all have wonderful kids that listen and respect their teachers. I have had a very enjoyable 5 weeks thus far and I am looking forward to spending my days with this fantastic group of students for the next 2 weeks. While I have been at Eagle Heights we were able to do some really cool activities.
Right now in Language Arts we are learning Main Idea and Supporting Details. We have spent about a week on this topic and they are really understanding the material. We have also started a Literature Circle on the book Hatchet. We have worked through chapter 6 and your child will be periodically bringing home a packet of questions for homework.
In Math we are working on a Geometry unit that we are almost completed with. During this unit we have worked on angles, lines, rays, shapes, symmetry, and converting measurements.
In Science we are finishing up body systems. I have done the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and finishing with the digestive system. The students just finished their Power Point presentations on the Nervous System today and they were great! A lot of hard work and collaboration with their peers paid off. They were all very good!
If you need anything do not hesitate to call the school or email me at Mrs. Felkey's account.
We are so excited to to have Ms. Cassie Jacobs as a student teacher in our classroom. Ms. Jacobs will be with us for 7 weeks. Two of the seven weeks she wiill be teaching 'full time.' So far, Ms. Jacob's is doing a fantastic job, and the kids are responding so well to her! As you can see here... her only downfall is that she isn't a Vikings Fan :)
I feel honored that Mrs. Rhoades has once again invited me to come share my passion of literature with her college class at Ashford. My fourth graders think its pretty cool that I am bragging about them to the big kids :) I'm anxious to share literature with the 'big kids' from a fourth graders point of view!
Yesterday Azzy finished the book, Earthquake Terror by my favorite author, Peg Kehret. Notice the vocabulary/language he uses. Also notice the passion he has for the book. Great job Azzy!
Mrs. Cathy Vroegh is a retired LRC director here at Eagle Heights. Her grandson, Chase, is in Arkansas and in need of some happy thoughts. Our entire school was invited to wear the color red last Thursday to support Chase. The staff took pictures and sent it to Cathy to let her know that we are thinking of him and his family during this difficult time.
I sent home a letter last week about sending in a flash drive (AKA: jump drive) for your child. Our new tablets do not have a 'hand out' folder to save our documents, Power Points, etc... This will travel with them to 5th grade.
Mrs. Luett's class and my class are partnering up to do research on the Olympics. The students are becoming experts in an area of 1 of the 15 Olympic events. As a final project they will present their 3-panneled boards at Eagle Heights. We are encouraging them to bring in pictures, newspaper clippings, and internet articles that they can use for their board.
I had these pictures on my computer... They are both great stories! Caleb went home and shared the project with his family. Both his brother and sister asked if they could give $2.00 of their own money to put towards books as well for the daycare that Caleb was donating to. The daycare then told Caleb a few days later that they went out and purchased books and 'Paid it Forward' to a different daycare with a starter pack of books!
As you can see... Madison has many supplies in her hands that she donated to the Humane Society. Madison had been given a $25.00 gift card for Christmas to Target. She took her $2.00, along with her $25.00 gift card and bought supplies for animals in need. What a gift Madison gave those animals... Thoughtful, Caring, Kind, Special... are a few words to describe these kids!