Did you ever notice that 90% of Ohio Halloweens are cold and rainy? Hopefully, you had indoor trunk-or-treating or stayed in to play board games this weekend. The Hetman's had a lazy weekend with movies, drawing, and reading. I am not complaining! Today's weather is not making me hopeful for next weekend!
This past week was fun for our students! We had Unity Day on Wednesday. In addition to wearing orange, Mrs. Kerrigan came in for a Guidance Lesson. We talked about bullying and how we can prevent it in our school. We followed that up on Friday as we did a lesson on respecting similarities and differences. You can see in the photos below that they even tried to take that seriously. 😁 I bet they can sing the song's chorus for you at home if you ask! The class loves the "Walk In Your Shoes" song!
This week, we are continuing to read Sign of the Beaver. The class will be doing mini-projects after each section of the book to help comprehend and understand this unique time and place. Tomorrow they will get to decide if they want to write a friendly letter to the main character or if they'd prefer to draw a storyboard of an important scene from chapters 1 through 3. These projects are in the Reading Journal, found in your child's Schoolwork Pages document.
In science, I am excited to say we will be Zooming with a scientist from the University of Georgia Tuesday. She works with animals, so we will ask her questions related to the plant and animal classifications we have learned. I cannot wait to report back to you on how that goes. Make sure you check out Twitter for a quick recap Tuesday night. (@mrsjodihetman). And in social studies, we will continue to study Ohio's regions in preparation for our lessons about Ohio's first people.
As a reminder, the first quarter ends on Friday. I have emailed students about finishing NewsELA articles and StudyLadder assignments that are due by then. NewsELA is accessed through Clever, and StudyLadder is a unique login that the children have on a yellow handout in their take-home folders. The students can access both of those websites from home if your child needs to work on them.
Upcoming Dates to Know:
October 25 - Red Ribbon Week's Kick-Off
October 26 - Red Ribbon Week Neon Day
October 27 - Red Ribbon Week's Pajama Day
October 28 - Red Ribbon Week's RED Day
October 29 - Wear your Bath Team Hero shirt & bring your costume for our Halloween parade / party
November 1 - No School for students
November 2 - 12 - Halloween Candy Donation
November 4 - Parent-teacher conferences, night 1
November 5 - Report Cards posted
November 6 - Skate Party at Skate Station
November 11 - Parent-teacher conferences, night 2