Welcome back! I hope that your Spring Break was relaxing. I enjoyed the time with my family and the chance to regroup a bit before the final stretch of the school year hits.
This period is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of this year and to look forward to what is to come. Mark your calendars as there are many exciting events happening over the next two months.
Here is a quick preview what is happening:
Circus – Friday, April 28th
Students practice circus skills and work on routines to share with the community. Unicycles, spinning plates, pogo sticks, juggling, and more!
History Alive – Friday, May 12th
As part of their social studies curriculum, 4th grade students learn about the events and people that helped to form the California historical landscape. Students will share their learning with a historical fiction performance piece with characters who would have lived during the Gold Rush era.
Author's Tea – Friday, May 19th
Students in 3rd grade share their writing to an audience of friends, family, and teachers. Students pick some of their favorite pieces that include non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.
6th Grade Shakespeare – Friday, May 19th
Students perform a variety of scenes from Shakespeare plays. With the great costumes and artistic backdrops, students immerse themselves in Shakespeare's poetic language to perform for friends and families.
Morning with the Masters – Thursday, May 25th
Combining the art of drama with visual art, 6th grade students take on the role of one of their favorite artists. They share a bit of their personal history and about the motivation behind their art.
Student Learning Showcases – June 12-15
There are so many wonderful units of study students engage in throughout the year. These showcases are an opportunity for others to come by the classrooms and hear students share about their work and reflect on their learning.
Grade Level meetings - TBD
Parents are invited to meet with teachers, Ted, and Patty to get a glimpse into what happens next fall. Developmental norms (physical, cognitive, and social/emotional) are discussed as well as big themes/questions for the following year.
Graduation – Thursday, June 15th
This is a celebration of the accomplishments of the graduating 6th grade class. Each student shares a short speech they've prepared and the class performs several songs during the ceremony. All are invited to join!