March 10, 2017

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“Today is Sami’s last day of teaching so that she can get ready to be a mom.”

“We are building marble runs.”

“At town meeting we made marble runs.”

“I went to the bookstore and I bought a dictionary book.”

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WORKBENCH!  WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!

If there is any one thing that stands as a litmus test for the strength of our classroom community and my confidence in the the 5/6s as individual community members, it is the workbench. The 5/6s have worked very hard on team building, developing trust, communicating, and taking care of each other and have finally earned the opportunity to open the workbench in all of its glory! Congratulations 5/6s! I must say, they are naturals with the saw and hammers, and if this first full week is any indication, these kids are going to create some amazing things! Of course, we still had to review safety expectations and guidelines for workbench behavior…
.“Always keep the saw down by your side.”
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“Make sure that no one is near you before you start working.”
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“Always wear safety goggles.”
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“Be sure to be away from the person working.”
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PI DAY POTLUCK PI(E) PARTY!

Join the 5/6s in celebrating mathematics and our classroom community during a drop-off time celebration! All foods in the shape of a circle (pie, quichet, bagels, circular fruit slices, round cheeses, etc…) welcome! Foods in other shapes are not quite so welcome as the point of a Pi Day Potluck Party is to start building a connection between Pi and Circles. Please let me know if you will be able to attend and what you might bring!
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The following is what your fellow 5/6s grown-ups have offered to bring:

  • Coffee & tea
  • Mini Circular Sausage Patties
  • Mini Spinach & Cheddar Quiche

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