Class activities for Friday, September 7

Today students actually had to do some work! We started the day with a Cursive Quiz. Some students struggled with converting the printed text into cursive, so this might be a practice opportunity for some families.

We also performed skits to teach the class how to handle our class library books. Students focused on avoiding bending, tearing, writing in, throwing and smashing open books.

In the afternoon, the entire fourth grade performed skits on showing positive behavior in the hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, during tests and for guest teachers.

We wrapped up the day with Team Day. Students were challenged to solve the following problems as a team:<!--enpts-->Team Day<!--enpte-->

  • Untangling a group that was holding hands in a big tangle
  • Fitting their group on an ever-shrinking sheet
  • Trading group positions while only standing on plates
  • Moving a hula hoop to the floor with everyone using only one finger and everyone keeping their finger on the hoop at all times
  • Untying a knotted rope from a tree without letting go of the rope

In spite of a few bumps and bruises (some to egos) and the weather keeping us from going outside, students seemed to see that problems were solved better and faster when the groups worked together. Many thanks to the parents and family members who helped facilitate the team-building activities and make Team Day a success!

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 2 magnets
  • Oranges: 1 magnet
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.

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