I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
We are reaching the end of the school year. As I have said before the teachers are diligently keeping our students going until the very end. Every day is a precious day to enrich each student with knowledge and we take advantage of each of those days that you entrust your children to use to do just that.
Second graders spent a great amount of time learning about different authors this spring. Each student became an expert on an author and that author’s work. The pinnacle of this unit was to host a Readers Café. The lunchroom was a flurry of activity of students reading and sharing what they had learned with families and staff members at ERA. I was fortunate enough to have multiple students read books to me and was so impressed with their reading fluency and depth of knowledge. Check out a few pictures from this great event.
Speaking of reading, the study never ends. Fourth graders have been reading Treasure Island this spring. They are planning a Treasure Island Readers Theater to go along with their study of the book. Each class has been practicing and preparing. Ms. Lindemeier was able to take advantage of a nice spring day to get her students outside to do their practicing in groups. If you are interested in seeing the Readers Theater, it will be on Thursday at 1:30 in the lunchroom. Don’t be late or you may have to walk the plank!
The kindergarten students have been learning about fish in science. They have made observations of goldfish and guppies in order to compare and contrast them, as well as learning fish facts. Mrs. Palm’s class made their own fish to hang in the hallway and shared facts they had learned about them. See the pictures below.
Your child’s teacher will be sending home an order form this week for Summer Skills Books. Many parents have asked for something to work on with their children over the summer. I have used these books in the past and believe they fit the rigor of Eagle Ridge Academy. You may want to chat with your child’s teacher to see which level he/she would recommend. If you order the book it will be sent directly to your house. We will not be coordinating the ordering of books, but wanted to provide a suggestion to those who were looking for something. Here is the website for the books for more information: http://www.summerskills.com/
Just a reminder, if your child is going to be absent the office staff cannot facilitate getting home work for you. Please make sure you check websites for homework. It is difficult for teachers to give homework in advance, as what they plan to do each day may or may not be covered based on a myriad of factors. It is much easier for students to make up work once they return to school. If your child is out multiple days, you may contact the teacher who can then leave the previous day’s work with Mrs. Strand or Mrs. Twetan. Thanks!
Notes and Reminders
-The State of the School address is this evening (5/21) starting at 6:00pm.
-Friday is a spirit wear day.
-Upcoming Field Trips
May 30th- 4th Grade Children’s Theater Trip
May 31st- 1st Grade Como Zoo Trip
5th Grade Fort Snelling Trip
-The Kindergarten and 1st Grade Informances are on June 4th starting at 6:00 and 7:00 respectively.
Have a wonderful week and a Happy Memorial Day weekend!