"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." - George Santayana

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Show & Tell tomorrow!

Theme: an item from another city or state

Remember... write 3 clues, hide it in a bag, stick with the theme!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekly Study Skills - 4.4

This week we will be exploring a story about ranch hands, cattle and round ups. 

On Wednesday, we will be having our school-wide Read A Thon. Your child can bring pillows, books (please label with masking tape or write their name inside the cover!) and wear their PAJAMAS to school!

Please see the posts below for more information on our Flat Stanley Project!

Flat Stanley Project

We read the picture book Flat Stanley in class. Stanley is a young boy who accidentally gets squished "as flat as a pancake" when his bulletin board falls on him during the night. Being flat has its pros and cons, as Stanley soon learns. One of the advantages is that he gets to experience many new and exciting adventures. For instance... being sent to California in an envelop to visit his cousins.

Students in our class are making their own "flat person" in their own likeness on Monday. The objective of this project is to learn about different cultures, geography and famous landmarks through their adventures. Please take the time to read the letter contained in the manila envelope that was sent home. Cut off the bottom portion of the note to keep track of the deadline, and send the top section to a friend or family member living outside of Sandy, Utah. If you would like to help your child write a personalized letter, even better! The manila envelope is provided for your benefit. The cost of postage should only be around $1-2 (for a domestic large 2 oz. envelope; international rates may be higher). Once they return from their trip(s), students will bring their flat person to school along with a poster or booklet your child or their hosts create and we will plot their travels on a world map.

The Flat Stanley Project is a pen pal activity that integrates art, social studies, math and literacy in a fun and meaningful way!

Here are some examples of Flat Mrs. Chang's Adventures in previous years:

Visiting the White House in D.C

Hiking the beautiful mountains of Switzerland

Relaxing on the beach in Dominican Republic

Sight-seeing and shopping at Time Square in New York City

Standing in front of the CNN Center in Atlanta
Hanging out at the gift shop in Disneyland!  

She saw a real giraffe while on safari in South Africa!

Here are some examples of posters and books created by students in the past:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekly Study Skills - 4.3

This will be an exciting week, as we are beginning our Flat Stanley project! Be watching for your child's paper doll to come home soon, along with the instructions for this fun project.  Also we will be having the first of 5 Junior Achievement lessons.  Our curriculum in Junior Achievement this year is "Our Families."  In math we are continuing to work through Topic 10 (using models and strategies to add tens and ones).  Don't forget to wear green on Friday for St. Patrick's Day!  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Show & Tell Tomorrow!

Theme: Something Green

Remember... write 3 clues, hide it in a bag, stick with the theme!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weekly Study Skills - 4.2

Look for report cards and student work samples in your child's red folder or backpack this week! Our school-wide Read-A-Thon has also begun. Make it a goal to read with your child everyday. The minutes they read can be applied towards both our class monthly log and the school read-a-thon. In a couple of weeks we will have a D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read) Day at school as a fun culminating activity!