I'll try to keep this short so we can get back to Spring Breaking!!
First of all, a reminder that we will be field tripping on Wednesday, April 25th, to the B Street Theatre and that this will be a sack lunch field trip. I have ordered cafeteria sack lunches for Max, Alyson, Rayyan, and Cali. The plan is we will be walking from the theatre to the grassy park area at Sutter's Fort to eat our lunches before boarding the bus to return to school.
Also: We are preparing for our next unit and requesting that each student bring in a trifold display board for a culminating project. These can be found at Michael's or Walmart or any office supply store like Staples and Office Depot. Amazon has them as well. If your child can bring in their trifold by or before Friday, April 27th, that would be great! Let me know if I can support you in any way!
In Math, we did a STEM activity on measurement. I was so impressed by your children's teamwork, ingenuity, and perseverance. All beanstalk engineer teams were successful in completing their challenge! [Ask your child about their experience in building Jack's Beanstalk.] In Reading, we are on Chapter 17 in Charlotte's Web--just 5 more chapters to go! We continue to practice our Opinion Writing and sure had fun with our 5th grade big buddies exploring google drawing and coming up with a collaborative project focused on the Core Value of Stewardship! We also participated in a 2nd grade play date for having safe bodies and safe words for the month of March. We enjoyed rotating through different play and discovery stations in the cafeteria and on the basketball courts with our peers! Thank you to Mrs. Battin and her team for this great reward!
A note from Mrs. Grimaldi:
This year we are bringing THE PULSERA (bracelet) PROJECT to Westlake!!
"The Pulsera Project mission is to make the world a more colorful and just place by educating and empowering Central American communities and U.S. students. We engage U.S. students in international service to provide economic opportunities for Nicaraguans. We also advocate for progressive ideas about international service that value economic aid as just one part of a mutual exchange that also includes the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and life experiences for the benefit of all." This is truly the embodiment of our Core Values of Stewardship and Global Perspective.
How do we do this. We have received a box full of beautiful bracelets handmade by people in Central America from The Pulsera Project foundation. We will have a 2-week sale of these beautiful bracelets and ALL the money goes back to the organization that continues to provide jobs, supporting schools and programs and much more.
See this VIDEO and let students know that we will be selling these starting Wednesday after school in front of library and we will also have a booth/table set-up at the International Festival.
If you would like to read more about this visit:
Yearbook Orders: Click HERE to order your 2017-18 yearbook on the supply donation page. The cost is $20. We have a limited quantity so don’t delay in placing your order – orders will only be filled while supplies last. Yearbooks will be delivered in June.
The International Festival: The International Festival is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 28th! We still need contributions and your support to ensure that this event is a success. Click HERE to read the letter from the committee.
Have a wonderful Spring Break! See you Monday, April 23rd.
A glimpse of a very fun week of learning and playing: