Early Elementary News: March 2013

K-1 is working to in our Resource Use unit and focusing on patterns: where resources come from, how people use resources, and what effect that has on the environment. We’re learning the environmental Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle and renew. We have had garbage-free snack in an effort to reduce the amount of garbage we produce and have decorated snack bags that we can reuse again and again, we will be recycling newspaper, and will renew by helping to plant the school garden in the spring.
We have begun our third writing workshop unit: Nonfiction Writing. During this unit students will choose a topic  and share their expertise by writing an “All About” book to teach others what they know.

K-1 is going on a field trip!  We will be going to the Leslie Science and Nature Center on Thursday, March 14th for a field trip to wrap up our Resource Use unit. We will be leaving school at 9:00 am and returning around 12:00. Please dress your child for the weather (we will be outside) and send a lunch from home. We will return from the trip after the cafeteria has closed. Sign up sheets for parent volunteers are posted outside the classrooms.

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