Weekly Update May 31-June1

This will be the last blog entry for the school year!  We hope you have a FABULOUS summer!

Academics

In Reader’s Workshop, students continued to work in their book club groups. Students also focused on the reading signposts during group discussions.

This week in Writer’s Workshop, students worked on writing their unassisted literary essays.  The literary essays were written based on an outline format and included ways to push their thinking throughout their writing.

In math, students reviewed multiplication and division skills by completing multi-step word problems.

This week in science…

All classes completed their science units this week.

Dates to Remember

May 29: No School

May 31: Moving Up Day, Fourth Grade End-of-Year Celebration (2:00-3:00)

June 1: Last Day of School (early release)

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Weekly Update May 22-26

Academics

In Reader’s Workshop, students continued to work in their book club groups. They also looked at moments in a story where an older, wiser character offers words of wisdom. This is known as “Words of the Wiser” from our Notice and Note strategies. Students learned that they can usually find the theme or big idea of the story by paying attention to these words of wisdom.

This week in Writer’s Workshop, students continued to develop theories about story characters.  Most are finishing up their literary essays. After a conference about this one, students will begin the researching process to find another character about which to write.

In math, students are reviewing multi-digit multiplication and  multi-step word problems that require multiplication. They had fun solving a mystery which involved solving math problems to reveal the clues.

This week in science...

Mrs. Keane’s class completed their study of ‘Climate vs. Weather.’

Mrs. Hockswender’s class finished up their unit about the respiratory system with a quiz. Our last unit of study will be the circulatory system.

Mrs. Zinn’s class finished up their science unit on plants. Students took their final test and will now begin researching the different types of flowers found here in North Carolina.

Mrs. Mark’s class reviewed the steps in the design process as they prepare for their upcoming assessment on Tuesday, May 23.  They also continued testing and redesigning their prototypes in the Makerspace.

 

4th Grade Physical Education Blog Post

Wow, what a great year for our fourth graders in physical education. Students will be finishing their last units, and are excited about field day next week on Thursday, May 25th. During the girls swim unit with Coach Warren and Coach Then, students worked on  fine tuning their swim stroke technique and were introduced to flip-turns under water. Coach Long’s softball unit had the girls group continuing to practice catching the ball with a glove and batting off a tee to gain more consistency with these skills. The boys groups are enjoying Frisbee and cooperative game activities.  Coach Weider’s Frisbee unit focused on a variety of ways  to catch and throw a Frisbee through small group games and activities. In Coach Myers cooperative games unit, boys are enjoying learning leadership skills and having fun cooperating as a group. We hope they have a great summer vacation.

 

Summer Camps for Rising 5th Graders-if you are still looking for exciting camps for your rising 5th grader here are a few camps that our physical education teachers will be hosting this summer:

 

Learn to Ride a Bike on Two Wheels–  June 19th-23rd, June 26th-30th, and July 24th-28th

 

Outdoor AdventuresJune 26th-30th, July 25th-29th

 

Girls Lacrosse Skills CampJune 19th-23rd

 

Baseball Skills CampJune 12th-16th

 

Plane Crazy (building plastic model airplanes)June 19th-23rd

 

Ravens Summer Swim Lessons (see link for dates and times)-June and July dates available

Update from Science with Mr. Knox
Mark
As part of their design and engineering unit, students made LEGO ramp racers.  They created a four-wheeled vehicle that would roll down a 1.5 meter ramp.  The goal, to roll as far as possible off the end of the ramp.  The second goal, to work with a partner to be the most successful team. The third goal to experience success using the design, build, test, redesign skill set.
​Hockswender​
​As part of their senses unit we have been talking about how humans have invented tools to extend our senses. Students are making simple spectroscopes that split up white light into its constituent colors (think prism)​.  We’ll finish next week and look at several sources of light from different elements to see how their spectra are different from white light and each unique.  Astrophysicists using spectroscopes to study star light.
​Zinn
Last time students received tree guidebooks and made flash cards to help with learning 12 different trees found on campus, and around their home neighborhoods.   THey have been urged to check each other’s flashcards (correct tree name matched with leaf) and advised that studying 2-3 min. everyday or two is much better than studying for 30-45 min the night before the quiz, set for 5/17.
​Keane​
​Mrs Keane’s students have studied the phases of water here on earth.  A most unique substance, though taken for granted by we humans, water can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas at normal ambient temperatures.  Next, we’ll be exploring hot and cold layering- of water or the gases of the atmosphere, to see what happens when cold fronts meet warm fronts.​
Update from Art with Mrs. Karpowitz 
Check out what our 4th graders are doing in art right now by visiting the Lower School Art blog Ravens heART. Spoiler: it was inspired by abstract great Paul Klee. Subscribe to the blog to receive notifications each time there is a new post! Keep arting!

Dates to Remember

May 24:  Memorial Day Celebration (Campus Green 9:00 am)

May 25:  Pen Pal Breakfast, Field Day, and X Day

May 26: Read In

May 29: No school

May 31: Moving Up Day, Fourth grade end of year celebration (2:00-3:00)

June 1: Last day of student attendance; early release

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Weekly Update May 15 – 19

Camp Kanata

Rain or shine, we all had a great time! Our trip to Camp Kanata was exciting and action-packed from morning through the evening hours. While sports activities, meals and cabin time seemed to be favorite camp activities, students also enjoyed listening to Blue Grass music, hearing Camp Stories and learning from a Naturalist.  Here is a recap about some of the other fun camp events for our students.

STEM + Building Challenge

Fourth graders had fun participating in a STEM+ Building Challenge that required them to build a nest by using only natural materials. Some of our budding engineers created nests that were sturdy enough to hold 14 golf balls  without breaking! We were impressed with all of their unique designs.

Campfire  

Students learned that they could get a campfire going by placing logs in a strategic way. They also sang some funny songs around the fire.

Beekeeping

Students participated in a workshop on beekeeping and learned about what goes on inside a beehive.

Art with Mrs. Karpowitz

Campers studied plein air artwork and sketched nature portraits. They learned that it can be soothing to sit outside in nature and draw what you see around you.

Team building with Mrs. Ripple

How do you ‘Untangle a Human Knot?’ or ‘Put your class in birthday order without talking?’ Mrs. Ripple knows the answer- by using your communication skills of course! Students loved participating in these fun team building activities!

First Aid with Coach Piette

Students enjoyed their hands-on lessons from Coach Piette about First Aid. They had lots of great questions and comments about First Aid and handling themselves in an emergency.

Making Terrariums with Mrs. Fordham

Fourth graders created their own beautiful terrariums with Mrs. Fordham. These terrariums only require a tiny bit of water to grow and thrive. We hope they will remind them of their fun time spent at Camp Kanata!

 Important Dates and Reminders:

GIRLS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between: May 12th – May 24th.

May 18: Transition meeting for  rising fifth graders. (12:15-1:15)

May 24:  Memorial Day Celebration (Campus Green 9:00 am)

May 25:  Pen Pal Breakfast, Field Day, and X Day

May 29: No school Memorial Day observance

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Weekly Update May 8-12

Camp Kanata

The Camp Kanata trip  has finally arrived!  Your child will send home cabin assignments in his/her Tuesday Folder this week.  You will also need to make sure you send in all prescription medications in the original bottle with dosage and your child’s name by Monday, May 8.

Academics

In Reader’s Workshop, students continued to work in their book club groups. Students are working on close reading strategies by focusing on the aha moments characters have in their books. Students learned how to notice and note and discuss these moments with book club members. Students also discussed how these aha moments will impact the rest of the story and the relationships among characters.

This week in Writer’s Workshop, students continued to develop theories about story characters. They are working on writing their literary essay drafts.  The literary essays will have the following elements:

Introduction Paragraph (Title, Author, Claim/Thesis, and 3 Big Ideas Stated)

Big Idea 1 Paragraph  (Topic Sentence, Text Evidence including Quote/Mini Story, and Thinking Prompts)

Big Idea 2 Paragraph (Topic Sentence, Text Evidence including Quote/Mini Story, and Thinking Prompts)

Big Idea 3 Paragraph (Topic Sentence, Text Evidence including Quote/Mini Story, and Thinking Prompts)

Closing (Personal Reflection and Thinking Prompts)

In math, students successfully completed their angle unit.  They will begin learning  probability this week.  Students will learn how to find the fraction and determine the likelihood by participating in some very fun probability activities!

This week in science...

Mrs. Keane’s class studied weather and climate data by looking at weather maps, graphs and photos. They have learned that weather is the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, while climate consists of weather conditions over a long period of time.

Mrs. Keane’s class studied weather and climate data by looking at weather maps, graphs and photos. They have learned that weather is the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, while climate consists of weather conditions over a long period of time.

This week in science Mrs. Hockswender’s class used stethoscopes to follow the path that air takes when it enters their body. They also watched a Bill Nye video which explained the respiratory system, as well as creating a fold-able representation of the system in their science notebooks.

Mrs. Mark’s class finalized project proposals including a detailed design of their prototypes.  They are working on creating a materials list and gathering items for the next step…building prototypes in the Makerspace.
Update from Science with Mr. Knox
Mark
As part of their design and engineering unit, students made LEGO ramp racers.  They created a four-wheeled vehicle that would roll down a 1.5 meter ramp.  The goal, to roll as far as possible off the end of the ramp.  The second goal, to work with a partner to be the most successful team. The third goal to experience success using the design, build, test, redesign skill set.
​Hockswender​
​As part of their senses unit we have been talking about how humans have invented tools to extend our senses. Students are making simple spectroscopes that split up white light into its constituent colors (think prism)​.  We’ll finish next week and look at several sources of light from different elements to see how their spectra are different from white light and each unique.  Astrophysicists using spectroscopes to study star light.
​Zinn
Last time students received tree guidebooks and made flash cards to help with learning 12 different trees found on campus, and around their home neighborhoods.   THey have been urged to check each other’s flashcards (correct tree name matched with leaf) and advised that studying 2-3 min. everyday or two is much better than studying for 30-45 min the night before the quiz, set for 5/17.
​Keane​
​Mrs Keane’s students have studied the phases of water here on earth.  A most unique substance, though taken for granted by we humans, water can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas at normal ambient temperatures.  Next, we’ll be exploring hot and cold layering- of water or the gases of the atmosphere, to see what happens when cold fronts meet warm fronts.​
Update from Art with Mrs. Karpowitz 
Check out what our 4th graders are doing in art right now by visiting the Lower School Art blog Ravens heART. Spoiler: it was inspired by abstract great Paul Klee. Subscribe to the blog to receive notifications each time there is a new post! Keep arting!

Dates to Remember

May 9:  Private Lesson Recital (Jones Theatre  8:30 am)

May 11-12: Camp Kanata

May 18: Transition meeting for  rising fifth graders. (12:15-1:15)

May 24:  Memorial Day Celebration (Campus Green 9:00 am)

May 25:  Pen Pal Breakfast, Field Day, and X Day

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Weekly Update April 24-28

Camp Kanata:

Camp Kanata is fast approaching. Thank you so much to all of you who have volunteered to help. We could not do it without you.  Be sure to check your fourth grader’s Tuesday folder. It will contain a list of what they need to bring to Camp Kanata. It also has a list of what they are NOT supposed to bring. Please note this as well.

Academics:

In Reader’s Workshop, students continue to work in their book club groups. Students worked on creating a time line to keep track of important events. They are also working on asking open-ended questions that lead to good discussions.

This week in Writer’s Workshop, students  continued to develop theories about story characters. They are beginning the drafting process where they will try to convince the reader of their character’s chosen characteristic by providing evidence from the text. We are really working on “beefing up” their writing by adding more details and giving convincing evidence.

In math, students are continuing their study of angles. They are learning how to figure out the measure of angles without using a protractor by using their knowledge of complimentary and supplementary angles. We will finish this unit this week. Watch for information from your child’s individual teacher for news about the end of unit test.

This week in science...

Mrs. Keane’s class completed their study of the layers of the atmosphere. Next week, they will learn about the differences between climate and weather.

This week Mrs. Zinn’s class dissected flowers, identifying the different parts that aid in reproduction. We also learned the process of pollination and its significance with reproduction.

Mrs. Hockswender’s class began their study of the respiratory system by doing some background reading and then looking at the organs that make up this system.

Mrs. Mark’s class is working on finalizing their plans for their engineering prototypes.  Students went to the Makerspace to use various building materials to explore different aspects of their plans and to work out any difficulties they were having with sketching their models.  Students will finish their project proposals this week.
 P.E.

During the 4th quarter, students in the 4th grade are participating in a variety of activities designed to enhance skill development, develop leadership skills,  and improve cardiovascular endurance. Coach Then and Coach Long are teaching a softball/baseball unit where students are learning how to catch a ball with a baseball mitt and striking a ball. Coach Myers leads the Cooperative Games unit, where the students will play a variety of games designed to enhance leaderships skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills. Coach Weider will have them throwing and catching frisbees in her unit, participating in fun lessons such as frisbee golf and frisbee horseshoes. Coach Warren will be teaching the swim unit, where students will review their strokes learned at the start of the year.

Dates to Remember:

May 11-12: Camp Kanata

May 18: Transition meeting for  rising fifth graders. (12:15-1:15)

 May 25: Field Day–  Information and volunteer sign-ups will be coming soon!

May 29: No school–Memorial Day observance

Swim schedule:

BOYS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between: April 17th – April 28th

GIRLS in Mrs. Keane’s and Mrs. Zinn’s class will swim between: May 1st – May 11th

GIRLS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between: May 12th – May 24th.

 

 
 
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Weekly Update: April 17-21

Fourth grade had an exciting week! Read on to catch up on our classroom news and hear about our fun field trip to the BAYER Bee Care Center.

In Reader’s Workshop, students continue to work in their book club groups. This week, they studied characters and story settings. With their groups they discussed how an author creates a mood and atmosphere for a story and they discussed how the mood contributes to the overall story setting.

This week in Writer’s Workshop, students developed theories about story characters. They selected one character trait to highlight (kind, brave, bossy) in their writing and then they provided examples from the text to prove that their character showed that specific trait.

In math, students reviewed acute, obtuse and straight angles and then they practiced measuring them with a protractor.

This week in science...

Mrs. Keane’s class learned about the layers of the atmosphere. They will have a quiz on Wednesday, April 26th. Study guides will come home next week.

This week Mrs. Zinn’s class learned about the parts of the flower and their purpose.

Mrs. Hockswender’s class completed their study of the nervous system this week. They will have a quiz on Monday. Study guides have already been sent home. Their next unit will be the respiratory system.

This week Mrs. Mark’s class began brainstorming solutions for a playground design problem.  Students will begin working on creating a detailed design plan for a “structure” that can be used to keep the soccer ball contained on the soccer field.

The fourth grade had a great time on their field trip to the BAYER Bee Care Center. Students learned all about honeybees, spotted the queen bee in a live beehive and had an opportunity to hold a male bee in their hands- since they do not sting. They also learned about pollination and flowers and came back to school with their own potted sunflower seed. Ravenscroft students were also the 10,oooth visitors to the Bee Care Center which was very exciting! We took a fun group photo and some students were interviewed for a TV program, “The Balancing Act” which will air later this summer on June 19th and June 21st. The episode is titled, “Bee the Change” and the program time is 7:30am. Stay tuned for more information- we still need to find out what station the show will be aired on.

News from P.E.

During the 4th quarter, students in the 4th grade are participating in a variety of activities designed to enhance skill development, develop leadership skills,  and improve cardiovascular endurance. Coach Then and Coach Long are teaching a softball/baseball unit where students are learning how to catch a ball with a baseball mitt and striking a ball. Coach Myers leads the Cooperative Games unit, where the students will play a variety of games designed to enhance leaderships skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills. Coach Weider will have them throwing and catching frisbees in her unit, participating in fun lessons such as frisbee golf and frisbee horseshoes. Coach Warren will be teaching the swim unit, where students will review their strokes learned at the start of the year.

Field Day Reminder

Field Day will take place on Thursday, May 25th.  Information and volunteer sign-ups will be coming soon!

Swim schedule:

BOYS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between: April 17th – April 28th

GIRLS in Mrs. Keane’s and Mrs. Zinn’s class will swim between: May 1st – May 11th

GIRLS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between: May 12th – May 24th.

A special note from Mrs. Hobbs:

Please take time to read the latest post on Hobbs’ Highlights that provides a summary of our recent Identity Day and includes a very special video: Identity Day 2017.

We are also excited to announce our next Lower School Community Conversation: 
Nurturing a Positive Sense of Self and Fostering Strong Relationships With Peers
Thursday April 27, 2017
8:15- 9:30 AM
Winston Library, Ravenscroft School
When children have a positive sense self, it sets them up for success. — in everything from academics to friendships. What can you do to nurture your child’s positive sense of self and also help to foster strong relationships with peers during the Lower School years?
Come join members of the Lower School Diversity and Inclusion Committee, including the Lower School Counselor – Mary Ripple, to discuss ways we can support our children during these precious and important years of development
 
Please RSVP below to indicate if you are interested in attending. 
 
We will be designing the session to best meet the current needs of parents, and we ask that you share feedback in this form on any particular topics or issues that you would like additional support, information, or tools to help you as a parent as it relates to this conversation.
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Weekly Update April 3-7

Students had a wonderful time delving deeper into new units of study this week!

In Reader’s Workshop students are beginning to read their book club texts while focusing on setting, mood, and character development.

In Writer’s Workshop students are learning to pause over small details in a text and grow ideas about those details. Students are using “thought prompts” to push their thinking and develop new ideas.

In Math Workshop students reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply and compare decimals skills. We will begin a new geometry unit after spring break.

In social studies students are learning more about goods and services and how businesses make economic decisions.

In science….

Mrs. Zinn’s class went on a plant scavenger hunt after learning about various physical features of plants. They also learning about how and why scientist classify objects.

Mrs. Mark’s class has started to learn the steps to the design process in their Engineering and Design Unit.  Students have also worked together to identify an engineering problem to be solved at Ravenscroft.  We will take the 1st step in the design process by defining this problem.  Next, we will research this problem and brainstorm potential solutions to this engineering problem.Mrs. Keane’s class…

Mrs. Keane’s class participated in an ‘Air Investigation’ in order to discover more about the qualities of air. They did a fun experiment with a large syringe, a flexible tube and a binder clip. Be sure to ask your child what they learned about air this week!

Mrs. Hockswender’s class began their study of the nervous system by looking at the organs that make up this system. Then they took a closer look at the brain and discussed the three main parts and the functions of each.

Camp Kanata

Click the link below to view parent volunteer assignments for Camp Kanata. We will send out more specific information closer to the actual date, but wanted to share this information ahead of time so parents can reserve the day or time they are scheduled.

2017 Parent Volunteer Assignments – Camp Kanata

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3rd and 4th Grade Market This Thursday!

3rd and 4th grade students have been collaborating and creating craft items to sell in order to raise money for Costa Rican schools. The money will be used to purchase materials to build and stock a chicken coop. Over spring break. a group of 7th and 8th grade students accompanied by Mrs. Schulze and Mr. Gallagher,  Middle School SS teacher, will construct the building! Let’s help show our support for this sustainable service project.

These are some of the items to look for – and many more…

  • Friendship bracelets

  • Bookmarks

  • Homemade lip balm

  • Weaving

  • Animal themed crafts

  • Baked goods (no nuts)

  • Artwork

Prek- 5th graders will have the opportunity to shop during the morning of March 30th. Prices do not exceed $3.00.  

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Weekly Update: March 20-24

Spring is in the air! This is the perfect time for our students to be working on their school musical performance because they are full of energy! Performing allows them to channel their energy in a positive way and have some extra time to move and groove. I hope you will all be able to make it to their show on Wednesday, March 29th. Please read the “Important Dates” section carefully- there are a lot of events coming up this week.

Read on to catch up on our classroom news…

In Reading Workshop, students have completed their Reading History unit which focused on reading and examining non-fiction texts. This next quarter, students will be working together in book clubs. They will start a new study that focuses on reading historical fiction.

Last week in Writing Workshop, students continue working on their Revolutionary War book. We think you will enjoy reading their completed stories!

In Math, we have completed our fraction unit and we will begin a unit on the decimal system next.

This week in Social Studies we will start a new unit about “The Market Economy.” This is perfect timing since students will selling their crafts at Market Day this week.

Last week, students completed their quarterly rotation in Science. The next rotations will be:

  • Mrs. Zinn’s class will learn about Plants with Mrs. Mark
  • Mrs. Keane’s class will study Weather and the Atmosphere with Mrs. Hockswender
  • Mrs. Mark’s class will participate in the Design & Engineering unit with Mrs. Zinn
  • Mrs. Hockswender’s class will learn about Human Body Systems with Mrs. Keane

Swim Rotations will start this week in P.E. Each child must have a swimsuit, towel, (goggles are recommended) and a bag to keep them all together.

BOYS in Mrs. Keane’s and Mrs. Zinn’s class will swim between
March 27th – April 7th

BOYS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between:
April 17th – April 28th

GIRLS in Mrs. Keane’s and Mrs. Zinn’s class will swim between
May 1st – May 11th

GIRLS in Mrs. Hockswender’s and Mrs. Mark’s class will swim between:
May 12th – May 24th

Important Dates:

March 29th, Wednesday: 4th Grade Performances (8:30-9:30am) LS performance, (6:30-7:30pm) performance for parents

Notes from Mrs. Hight-
It is so important that your child be at school on time in the morning and the evening of March 29th.
Morning Performance:
• Arrive to school dressed in costume no later than 7:55 am. Teachers will be bringing them over to Jones to warm/up and put final touches on costumes by 8:00 am.
• Please provide your child with a change of clothes for the school day.
• Please send this change of clothes in an appropriately sized bag so that children will not stuff it into their book bags
• Remind your child that they will have to wear their costume that night. So, take good care of it
Evening Performance
• Arrive to school dressed in costume no later than 5:50 pm. Come directly to Jones Auditorium Stage (please consider traffic)
• Students will take off and leave accessories on stage before going to reception.
I so appreciate all of your help and support!
March 30th, Market Day: (8:15 – 10:15) If students have a Market Day craft to sell they can bring them to school on Thursday or Friday morning.

March 31st, Friday: Identity Day/Mix It Up Lunch- Students need to bring in a lunch from home, we will be eating in our classrooms.

April 5th, Wednesday: Parent/teacher conferences

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Weekly Update: March 13 – 17

This week students completed CTP4 Testing. We are so proud of our students positive attitudes and their perseverance when encountering some challenging test questions! The fourth grade team would also like to thank you for getting them to school prepared and on time each day for this important week.

Our lessons this past week have been a little more relaxed for our students so that they could have some time to recover from the rigor of testing, however they were still very productive! Read on to see what the 4th grade has been up to!

In reading and writing workshop, students continued to read, research and write about the Revolutionary War and in mathematics we continued our fraction unit of study.

In science class:
  • Mrs. Keane’s class is working on their flowering plant research project independently. Students are finding facts about a specific flowering plant and creating posters to share that information with their peers. Students may complete the optional at home model of their flowering plant, which is due Monday, March 20.
  • Mrs. Zinn’s class took a quiz on weather tools and they studied weather fronts and High and Low air pressure systems. Next week, they will learn about the different types of clouds.
  • Mrs. Hockwender’s class is continuing to work on their prototypes in the Makerspace. The prototypes are looking AWESOME!!  Also, a study guide went home on Wednesday.  The engineering and design unit test will be given on Thursday, March 23.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
  • After looking at the various parts of the heart, Mrs. Mark’s class engaged in some activities to see which ones increased their heart rate the most. They also discussed ways to keep their hearts healthy. They will finish the quarter with a quiz over the circulatory system next week. Study guides have already been sent home.
Please read carefully- there are several reminders & events coming up!
  • March 10th – 23rd: Student Council is collecting books for the Raleigh-Wake Reading Association.  They are collecting books for children at Wake Med. and Rex children’s libraries. Books can be brought to Mrs. Simpson’s classroom or to the donation box in the LS lobby.
  • March 16th – 28th: Lower school students will be collecting coins and bills for the 2nd annual Ravenscroft Coin Challenge benefiting Note in the Pocket, a local charity that provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County.  Last year our Lower School efforts raised over 4,000.00 for Note in the Pocket.  Students can bring in any change and bills and donate to their grade’s money jug located in the front hall or in their class center.  Totals for each grade will be announced on the last day and the winning grade will get a dress down day!! Thank you for helping us change the world one coin at a time.
  • Camp Kanata forms were due this past Wednesday, March 15th. If you haven’t send them please return them as soon as possible.
  • BAYER Photo/video permission slip form– please return to your child’s teacher. This form is for our  STEM field trip on Thursday, April 20th. PLease let your child’s teacher know if you are interested in chaperoning this trip.
  • March 24th, Friday: No school – teacher workday
  • On Friday, March 31, we will have an Identity Day in our Lower School. As we strive to be a diverse and inclusive learning community, Identity Day is a time set aside for the entire Lower School community to build positive relationships with others by learning about, respecting, and celebrating how we are all alike and different. We will also have our Spring “Mix It Up” lunch this day. On this day, students are asked to bring a photograph to school that shows someone or something important to them. It might be a picture of them at an important event or of a special family member, friend, pet, or place they love. Students will introduce themselves to the people at their lunch table using their special photograph. Students also need to bring a lunch from home on this day because they will eat in classrooms with their Mix it Up at Lunch partner grade.
  • April 5th: Parent/teacher conference day, don’t forget to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher!

Fourth Grade Musical

The fourth grade musical incorporates hard and rhythmic music, and Mrs. Hight wants each child to feel successful and comfortable. Please make sure they are practicing outside of class, as our 45 minute music class that meets twice (sometimes only once) a week is not enough time. Here is a link to the music!

 

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