Upper Elementary

Mrs. Haynes and Ms. Walker

January 10, 2018

What a great first week back. We had a blast as we headed to the stars for our first Astronomy lesson. Students had an introductory lesson on the field of Astronomy and all its components. We talked about the controversy between the geocentric and heliocentric model. Students also learned about the theorized steps in the formation of the solar system as well as the order of the interior terrestrial planets and the outer gaseous planets. We are in planning mode for an off-campus field trip to the Pink Palace to watch a show at the planetarium.

We spent time reviewing math from last quarter and look forward to diving into some new concepts this week. Students will be working on abstract long division, exponents, parts of a mathematical expression, equivalency, and solving one-step equations using multiplication and division. Students also will continue to practice adding and subtracting fractions.

In History students will begin their studies to contribute to a group presentation later in the quarter. Each group will be assigned a civilization to research and together they will prepare a presentation to share their findings with their peers through Powerpoint.

It’s that time of year again! Time to sleep over at school! Overnight will be on Friday, January 19th at 7:00pm until 8:00am Saturday, January 20th. We will be eating pizza for dinner and serving breakfast in the morning. If your child is not used to sleeping away from home, they may just come for dinner and games/movie and be picked up at or before 10:00 pm. Below you will find a list of everything your child will need or may bring to the overnight. Please dress in comfortable lounging clothes to wear and sleep in. We hope to see everyone there!

What you may bring!

  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping/camping pad
  • One stuffed animal
  • Water bottle
  • Tooth paste/brush

Another one of the Lamplighter’s traditions is Bear Day. This year we will celebrate Bear Day on Friday, January 19th. Every child is encouraged to bring a teddy bear to spend the day at school. We will have lots of fun learning about the history of the teddy bear, measuring the ones we bring, writing about them, and more! We can’t wait to see whom everyone brings.

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