Our second annual Helping Hands Day is quickly approaching. Our class will be hard at work planting a Memorial Day garden at the Falmouth Public Library followed by a cookout at Mullen Hall with other Helping Hands participants and their families. Lets hope for good weather on Friday!
The kids learned all about how to figure out the minimum, maximum, and middle of a set of data by measuring their head sizes and their arm spam. They then had to get themselves in order from the minimum (smallest) to the maximum (largest) size. The HUGE challenge was to do it without any talking. This was challenging at first but they quickly got the hang of how to communicate about numbers without any words. Once they were in order, I had them sit down starting with the minimum and the maximum, the next minimum and maximum, until we got to the median value.
As promised, here are some of the pictures I have taken this year.
Making Waves exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts:
Career Day 2013
This week is No Guff Week all across the Falmouth School District. Students make a commitment to be Peacebuilders and to take a stand against bullying. We had an All School Assembly yesterday and listened to songs & videos that promoted these themes.
Students at Morse Pond put together this video to demonstrate their commitment to “No Guff”.
We will be going on a driving field trip on Monday, January 28th to the Cotuit Center for the Arts to see an exhibit called Making Waves. The exhibit features local artists and all work is displayed at a kid friendly height. The exhibit is accompanied by a hands on activity. Each year a newly themed exhibit is displayed. I have taken my class to see this every year and each year is just as fantastic as the last! I know your child will enjoy this trip.
We will be leaving Mullen Hall right after recess and will return before dismissal. The trip will not impact your child’s normal dismissal plans.
While updating our blog I found these old pictures from the year you all were in kindergarten. If you were in Mrs. Adam’s class you were Book Buddies with my fourth grade class. Look at how little you were then and how grown up you are now!
Today we put on our “scrappy caps” and made our first trip to Whangdoodleland. We are reading this incredible book by Julie Andrews Edwards. It is by far my favorite read aloud book because of the visualization and rich language. Ask your child about our “visit”.
Math MCAS for 4th grade students at Mullen Hall will be on May 15th & 16th. Please make sure your child comes to school on time, gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and brings a water bottle and snack to school those days.