June 1, 2019

It is very hard to believe this is my last post of the year! I am so proud of how far the students have come this year and so grateful for your support along the way.

Here are some updates and important information as we enter June:
Important Dates:
  • June 5th – Government Essay & Mini Project Due
  • June 7th – Field Day
  • June 13th – 4-245 science fair presentations 9:00 – 10:00 or 12:30 – 1:30
  • June 14th – Science and Math awards at 8:30 AM
  • June 19th – Publishing Party at 8:30 AM
  • June 26th – Half day and last day!
We will be wrapping up our choice writing unit that will be celebrated at our publishing party. Students are writing pieces that are completely self-developed from start to finish. While I have guided them and provided feedback around best practices for writing, the ideas are all their own. Students have used the skills and structures they already know from writing to write and develop these pieces of work. Their devotion and excitement for this work is contagious.

 

In reading, we will be continuing our habits around reading and will enter into reading clubs centered around author or theme. Students will self create these clubs and have conversations that compare different texts to find similarities and differences. This work will be enhanced by our read aloud of Patina by Jason Reynolds.

 

In math, the students have created teams that are working diligently to create a “bike race” with certain landmark items. This task forces students to utilize their knowledge of fractions and multiplication. Ask them about it, I’m sure they’d be excited to share.

 

In social studies, we will continue our discussion of government but thinking about how our government developed and how it operates today. We will then spend some time discussing immigration and its influence in NYC.

 

My sincerest thank you to all of you for making my first year at Lower Lab so very special. It is bittersweet sending these students off to fifth grade.

 

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

All the best,
Zoe