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Friday, May 12, 2017

What a Week!

Hello Room 21 Families,

We survived math MCAS, and the students worked hard and focused through both days.  Our field trip to Land's Sake was educational and fun.  See some photos from our day below.  Thank you to Mrs. Rosato (Alyssa's mom) and Mrs. Tibeijuka (Victor's mom) for joining us as chaperones! Also, check out Land Sake's website if you are interested in making a visit over the summer.  They have several programs for children.
https://landssake.org/

Today, the students experienced a wonderful assembly by an organization called the Kind Campaign. It was sponsored by our PTO, and the children had the opportunity to write kind pledges, kind apologies, and kind cards.  I encourage you to check out the website:
www.kindcampaign.com

And finally, the class earned a reward and chose to watch the movie Holes.  We read the book as a class and they enjoyed it so much, the vote to watch the movie was almost unanimous!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Erin Hevey
Land's Sake Field Trip



















Holes

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How is it May Already?

Hello Room 21 Families,

Happy Spring! Are you as amazed as I am that it is already May?  I can't believe that this school year is already in its final months!  Since spring has sprung, we have been as busy as bees.  Here are a few highlights:

Our Field Trip is Thursday!

REMINDER: May 11th
Grade 4 Field Trip

We will leave Fox Hill at 9:15 and return at approximately 1:30. Students will need a bag lunch with disposable drink and a snack. Please put your lunch/drink/snack in a plastic disposable bag, and write your name on the bag with a Sharpie (or marker).

Per Land’s Sake,

  • Participants should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing that can get a little dirty.
  • For safety reasons, all participants must wear closed-toe sneakers.
  • To protect against sun exposure and insect bites, we recommend long pants tucked into socks and long sleeves.

Our Luna Moth Hatched!

Emerging from the cocoon

Stretching its wings

This is where we found the moth in the morning... yikes!

Be free, Luna Moth!

Writing - The students have been reading and writing LOTS of poetry. They enjoyed kicking off this unit with some fun centers that introduced amazing language by great poets.

The Poetry Reading Center

Treasure Hunt for Poetry Center 

The Illustration Center

Performance Center

Discovery Center

Amazing Language Center

Earth Day Celebration: Mr. Murphy hosted a fun, informational Earth Day event in the Fox Hill Learning Commons. Here are a few photos from that day:




I hope you are enjoying spring as much as we are!
Thanks for reading,
Mrs. Hevey

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Update

Hello Room 21 Families!

March has been a busy, productive month.  Several science activities and demonstrations have been some of the highlights of the month!  Mr. Musselman came and led students through a hands on stream model demonstration to learn how rivers shape the earth's surface.  This was a wonderful introduction to the new weather and erosion unit. Also, you MIGHT have heard that we are hatching chicks?  Yes, eggs were delivered on Monday, and so far we have hatched six chicks! Below, enjoy some photos from the stream table demonstration and the chick hatching presentation by Ms. Pavlicek.  As well as a few first glimpses of our baby chicks!

Stream Model Demonstration:







Chick Hatching Presentation:







 Our eggs before hatching...

 Taking a peak...


They're Hatching!!!


Enjoy!  
-Mrs. Hevey