PJ Game Party Tomorrow!
We have earned our next party. The class voted for another Pajama Game Party, which will be tomorrow (Friday). They may wear PJs all day and bring a game from home!
Scholastic Book Orders
Last call for January Book Orders. Please place your Scholastic books orders by NOON tomorrow. Thanks!
Snack & Water Bottle
In these cold winter months, we often forget the importance of hydrating because our bodies aren't hot. But our classroom/school is VERY dry with the heat on. Water bottles are still important and I also recommend sending a chapstick/lip balm in your child's backpack.
I have also noticed that many kids are not bringing a snack. We do have a school-provided snack bucket in the classroom, but that is when kids truly forget their snack or don't have any fruits or vegetables at home. So please send one or two fruit or vegetable snacks with your child every day.
Addition Strategies Galore!
We have been working hard to add multiple addends the past couple weeks. Students are finding different strategies that make sense for them- they may not look like the traditional approach, but they work for each child!
Skate Night Pictures!
I hope to see everyone at tomorrow night's Skate Night. This is one of my favorite Indian Trail traditions. I will have my family there and I hope to see yours!
Music Performance Details
Fine Arts Presentation
INDIAN TRAIL SCHOOL FINE ARTS
Today, I visited your child’s classroom as part of the PTO’s continuing Fine Arts Education program. I presented the artist Roy Lichtenstein (19231997).
Roy Lichtenstein was a painter, a sculptor and a printmaker who is best known for creating a whole new style of art called “Pop Art.” He believed that art existed everywhere in the world, even in places you wouldn’t expect, like the comics or the Yellow Pages.
He encouraged people to look at serious art in a fun and often humorous way, and was the first artist to successfully put a cartoonlike image in a museum.
Lichtenstein’s trademark was the use of “Benday” dots, named after inventor Benjamin Day. If you look closely at his images, you will see that they are made up of tiny dots. The children had the opportunity to create their own Benday dot images today.
Ask your child where in Highland Park you can see Lichtensteinesque works!
Fine Arts Committee Member
Matter is Popping!
We kicked off our new Science today with a "Balloon Poke." We Passed around 3 different balloons, poked them, and wrote our scientific observations. We then shared our observations, noticing how the balloon responded to our poke. We learned that each balloon was either filled with a SOLID, LIQUID, and GAS- the 3 States of Matter. Ask your child what happened when I poked each balloon with a thumb tack! We had a blast learning about matter!
Dec 17-Jan 2- Winter Break