Last week was such an exciting one with many activities in class and opportunities to get to know all of the students better. Some of these included: daily games at recess in crews, STEM challenges in Expedition, eclipse discoveries, podcasts, and myth busting, and reflecting on hopes and dreams for this school year. We have more exciting things planned for this week so please read all about it below.
A couple of reminders:
- Please send in $11 ($5 donation for your child’s planner, $6 for the viewing of Dream Big – details below).
- Water bottles every day are incredibly important. We are outside daily and it is still very hot this time of year.
- Closed toe shoes good for all activities every day.
- Poncho – we often go outside even if it’s raining a little to make sure we have some run around time!
- Please email your student’s crew teacher, and copy Mae and Koren, to let them know when/why your student will be absent.
We hope everyone had a safe and exciting eclipse viewing today!!
Thank you so much,
4/5 Team (Leah, Annah, Laura, Sonja, Koren)
Expedition 1 Snapshot
Our first expedition, Every(body), is underway with STEM challenges each week. Students are exploring the engineering design process, focusing on collaboration, engagement, and being risk takers!
Dream Big IMAX Viewing
As part of our expedition, we will be attending a viewing of Dream Big at the IMAX theater at Marbles on September 5th. We would like to invite parents to come. If you are interested please email your child’s crew teacher!!
The cost of viewing the film Dream Big is $6.00 per student. View the trailer of Dream Big here!
Ways You Can Help:
- Share contact information for healthcare professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers. Email any contacts you may have to your child’s crew teacher!
- Volunteer to drive for field experiences
We are still collecting STEM supplies for our first expedition. Please consider donating some of necessary items. See the Sign Up Genius for details. Thank you to everyone who has been sending in materials!!
Art Class Supplies Needed
Students need a small-ish sketchbook for art class this year. The ideal size is approximately 5 x 7 inches. Yes, this is in addition to the sketchbook which was on their supply list.
My Hot Lunchbox
If you would like to order your child’s lunch through My Hot Lunchbox please see the directions linked here: Hot Lunchbox Instructions
Lunch: WASTE FREE LUNCHES
Exploris is a Waste Free Lunch school, which means minimizing trash. Some creative solutions include sending a ziploc for messy food items or transferring yogurt into reusable container with a lid at home to keep lunch-boxes from getting messy. Our goal is to minimize trash. This model aligns with our Green School mission. Thank you for helping with this!
Weekly folders will come home on Tuesdays. Please go through them on Tuesday nights and return them on Wednesday morning. We often send home student work that needs to be returned for portfolios, and that work will be marked as such. Thank you for reminding your student to bring their folders back right away.
All back to school forms are online this year. Please complete them ASAP. LINK
Global Arts Schedule
|Annah||Early Dismissal||Music||Movement||Walking Classroom|
|Laura||Early Dismissal||Movement||Walking Classroom||Art|
|Leah||Early Dismissal||Walking Classroom||Art||Music|
Lenny the Guinea-Pig sign-up (Annah’s Crew ONLY) – coming soon!!
Blizzard the Hedgehog sign-up (Leah’s Crew ONLY) – coming soon!!
Mark Your Calendar!! (Exploris CALENDAR): Please connect your personal calendar to the Exploris Google Calendar by following the link above!
August 20-27, Shinonome Visit from Hiroshima, Japan
Saturday, August 26 – Family Picnic at Pullen, Shelter #3 (5:30-7pm)
Monday, Sept 4 Labor Day – Holiday – No School
Thursday, Sept 7 – Curriculum Parent Night 5:30pm or 6:30pm (two times to accommodate families with multiple children)
Communication is Key: STAY CONNECTED
- Remind 101
Remind 101 is a texting service where you can receive last minute reminders from the ⅘ team. Majority of our communication will come through our weekly blog. There are two options for signing up.
- Option 1: Go online and fill out rmd.at/45tea The classroom code is @45tea
- Option 2: Alternatively you can text @45tea to 81010
2) 4/5 Blog
Our blog is the main way to stay connected with the 4/5 team and classrooms. Using this link you can subscribe to our weekly blog. Starting September, 18th we will only be sent to those who have subscribed. Please go to exploris45.wordpress.com and subscribe to our blog! If you are a 5th grade parent it is the same as last year!
4th/5th Grade Contacts
Annah Riedel email@example.com
Koren Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Ruto email@example.com
Laura Shelton firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonja McKay email@example.com
Global Arts Team
Lisa – Movement firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie – Art email@example.com
Marg – Music firstname.lastname@example.org