MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY
What a week! We had a terrific time learning about man’s impact on the environment with our Mountains to Sound Greenway teacher, Tony Allison. Tony visited us in class on Monday and Wednesday, teaching about the sometimes competing claims on our forest resources. On Tuesday, we explored Tiger Mountain and surveyed an area of the forest to determine suitability for development, recreation, or preservation. On Thursday, we went to Lake Sammamish State Park and FREED THE TREES from invasive Himalayan blackberry bushes! It was terrific stewardship project that tied in nicely with both our SLEs and science learning target.
THANK YOU so much to the parents who drove, hiked, helped survey the forest, and braved the thorny blackberry bushes with us last week. I am so very grateful to you for enabling us to have such a rich environmental experience with Mountains to Sound Greenway.
WE ARE READ TO SUCCEED NATIONAL WINNERS!
The fabulous readers in room 26 (that’s us!) are Read to Succeed National Award winners! This honor was awarded for our high level of participation and achievement in the Achieve 3000 reading program. On Friday students celebrated their hard work with a party organized by our class student government.
END OF YEAR MAP TEST
On Monday-Thursday next week we will be taking our final round of MAP tests. Our testing window is from 10-11:30. There will be very little homework this week (if any) so students can stay fresh, get good rest, and enjoy some downtime after school. You can help by ensuring your child gets to bed early and eats a nutritious breakfast before coming to school.
SCIENCE/ELA combines this week: We will wrap up our environmental studies this week by writing up a proposal for land use using the ideas we discussed in our Mountains to Sound Greenway experience.
READING: Students will continue reading their Colonial America Novels
MATH: We will review 2-D shapes, prisms and pyramids, perimeter/circumference, area and volume concepts this week.
RELIGION: Students are memorizing the Hail, Holy Queen prayer to recite on Friday, May 12th. Link: Hail Holy Queen prayer
SOCIAL STUDIES: Still stinging from the effects on our colonial Boston economy from the Stamp Act and Townshend Act, the students will learn about the King George III’s military response to the colonist’s protests of NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.