Dear 4th Grade Parents,
Our class just completed reading, “The Lightning Thief”, by
Rick Riordan. To culminate our unit on
mythology, we will have a Greek Feast on Friday, May 24th. During the feast, students are allowed to
dress as their favorite mythological character (including ones they created
through their own writings). However, they certainly do not have to dress up
for the event if they prefer not to.
At the feast, students will be allowed to try Mediterranean
food and other treats that correspond with our reading, as we watch Disney’s
Hercules (rated G). Students will
compare and contrast how characters and myths were portrayed in “The Lightning
Thief” with how the same characters are represented in “Hercules”.
Students do not need to bring anything for the Greek Feast.
Let me know if you have any questions.
This Tuesday, May 7th, is Olympic Day.
Please remember to wear sneakers and dress for the weather. Water bottles will be provided by the PTO, but you are welcome to send a water bottle from home as well.
Some Quick Classroom Updates:
We voted today with our Senate and House of Representatives on proposed bills to change our classroom. Two proposed bills have been approved by the executive branch (myself) to become law. This was after extensive debate and voting by students in our General Assembly. Here are the two new laws that can start tomorrow:
- The Gum Chewing Law: Students may now chew gum during class to help with focus. Gum may not be outside of the classroom or played with. All gum must be disposed of when leaving the room. Gum can be brought from home to chew during class.
- The Dojo Prize Law: All prize rewards that total greater than 10 Dojo Dollars will be reduced by $10 in price. This includes class rewards.
All of the students did a great job and
took this very seriously. These “laws”
will stay in effect until challenged by the Judicial Branch to see if they are
PTO Coupon booklets need returned if you are not planning to buy the Coupon Book for the fundraiser. The cost is $25.
Posted to our Class Story is the TDA prompt for Danitra Brown, if your student is working on some of it at home.
Our STEM club has started 3D printing their prototypes for their projects. They look great!