May 4 - Physical Fitness Awards Assembly at 1:00 May 11 - Walking Field Trip with Buddy Class (Mrs. Keller's) - departure around 11:00am and return at 2:00 May 14 - Pioneer Park BBQ and Play with Mrs. Baxter's class May 15, 16, 17 - Early Out at 2:00 May 17 - End of School Year and Field Day
Hot Licks Field Trip *no cost (class fund), only permission needed When: Friday, May 11 Where: Hot Licks and Playground Who: Ms. Graves and Mrs. Keller’s classes (our buddy class) Schedule: 11:00 – Leave Pearl Creek 11:30 – Eat Lunch at Ballaine Lake 12:20 – Arrive at Hot Licks and playground; purchase ice cream, then play 1:45 – Clean up and head count 2:00 – Start walking back to Pearl Creek 2:30 – Break at Ballaine Lake 3:15 – Arrive back at Pearl Creek (All times are estimates subject to situational change)
What to bring: Backpack, sack lunch (or school sack lunch), warm layer, rain layer, clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking (no sandals/dress shoes/flats/etc.), and plenty of water Please leave at home/school: Electronics, wheeled vehicles (like bikes, scooters, etc.), books, coloring supplies, or any other indoor equipment Notes: Students will not need to bring any money; our class fund had enough in it to purchase $5 worth of ice cream for each student.
We will be walking over 4 miles in total during this trip. Good clothes, shoes, and plenty of water/snack will be the difference between a fun and miserable time.
During the walk, students should stay on the path and follow directions of the teachers and adult chaperones at all times. When on the playground or getting ice cream, a teacher should be in sight at all times. There are portable bathrooms at Ballaine Lake and the playground.
This trip is weather dependent. If rain is light, we will still go. If weather is severe, we will cancel. Pioneer Park Field Trip *no cost (class fund), only permission needed When: Monday, May 14 Where: Square Dancing Pavilion at Pioneer Park Who: Ms. Graves and Mrs. Baxter’s/Hedgecock’s classes Schedule: 9:30 – Leave Pearl Creek 9:50 – Arrive at square dancing pavilion, drop off gear, review expectations, organized game 10:20 – Free play around pavilion or on main playground 11:00 – Lunch together at pavilion, summer birthday cupcakes, organized game 11:30 – Free play around pavilion or on main playground 12:10 – Clean up, head count 12:30 – Board bus at boat launch parking lot (12:50 – estimated return to Pearl Creek) (All times are estimates subject to situational change)
What to bring: Sack lunch (or school sack lunch), warm layer, rain layer, clothes that are comfortable for playing outdoors, water, and any non-motorized/electric outdoor play equipment (jump ropes, bubbles, footballs, hula hoops, etc.) Please leave at home/school: Electronics, wheeled vehicles (like bikes, scooters, etc.), books, coloring supplies, or any other indoor equipment Notes: Students will not need to bring any money; we will be spending this time doing free and organized play with our classmates and Mrs. Baxter’s students. Train rides, carousel rides, mini-golf, and the snack shop will not be accessed on this trip. The play boundaries will be within sight of the pavilion or on the main playground – a teacher should be in sight at all times. When students need to use the restroom at the park, they should first check with a teacher and then use the buddy system for walking to the restroom building. Parents can bring or send food/drinks to share. Food/drink items should be easy to eat and clean up picnic style. Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Hedgecock (Mrs. Baxter’s substitute) will each bring a class set of cupcakes to honor summer birthdays. This trip is weather dependent. If rain is light, we will still go. If weather is severe, we will cancel.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dry Gear: The playground is still wet! Students are free to dress to comfort for outdoor play, but are encouraged to bring a change of clothes every day in case they end up getting wet. Rain/snow pants and rain/snow boots are still highly encouraged.
Lessons and Projects: For the remainder of the 4th quarter, our class will be doing many more exploratory projects integrated throughout all subject areas, including a LOT of writing. Because of this, while we'll continue to practice skills and introduce new content, we will be spending much longer on lessons in language arts and math. This means that daily math lessons may extend to explore concepts for a couple of extra days. Weekly vocabulary, spelling and skills will be practiced for closer to 3 weeks as we apply the content and concepts to writing and social studies/science projects. This Also means that provided homework will be printed less frequently (except for math facts), and there may be extra homework such as practicing speeches, bringing in experiment supplies, etc.
Digital Citizenship: We will continue to practice and talk about digital citizenship in class during the 4th quarter.
Technology Access: Please check out the directions below for access to the different forms of technology we use in the classroom. Students were given a paper copy of these directions as well. Please let me know if you would like an additional paper copy sent home.
The sites below are available for at home practice and access to work completed:
Once I approve you, you can see content from your child
After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.
Homework Practice Options: Be sure to check the practice page on the class website for explanations of each item. Every Friday, students are offered a fresh set of homework options. They should try to return by the following Friday in order to earn reward punches in class. There is practice for vocabulary, spelling, current math lessons, and mixed math practice. Some have had success with these pages, while others were unable to download the documents. My apologies if it doesn't work for you. Be sure to check out below for details skills practice options.