Last week we celebrated Constitution Week. It was September 17,1787 that the framers of the Constitution met in Independence Hall to sign this important document. Well, we did not meet in Independence Hall, but the third through fifth graders met in our computer lab to discuss events leading up to this important occasion. Students continue to work on drafting letters to our NC Senators requesting their views as to why the Constitution is so important to our country. Next week this same group will lead a discussion with the entire class to draft a classroom constitution.
In science class, we continue to investigate parts of the plant: seeds, roots, stem, fruit, and leaves. Thank you to Matt and Emma Gunter for digging up part of their farm for our study of roots. This week we will continue to explore the Plant Kingdom. We will be spending some time out in the learning environment so students should dress accordingly. We will be getting dirty! If your child has any gardening gloves, please have them bring them to school and leave them in their lockers.
The Fort Caswell beach trip is quickly approaching. The Coastal Environmental Education group who will be our host for the trip requires a special permission slip. I will be distributing the forms this week. Please sign and return the permission slips no later than October 1.
What to bring:
bathing suit and/or clothes that can get wet/muddy
closed-toe shoes that can get wet/muddy
sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a hat
extra clothes and pair of shoes (can be flip-flops or crocs)
water bottle, bug spray, and a towel
trash bag for wet clothes
Calendar of Events:
Thursday, September 26: Potluck dinner at Pinewoods. Following dinner there will be a discussion on how Montessori education supports students with organizational skills.
Fresh Roots Festival
On Saturday, September 28, Pinewoods has the opportunity to man
the children's activity tables for the Fresh Roots Festival in downtown
Hillsborough! The crafts will be supplied, we just need the people to help out
anytime between 10am and 2pm.
If you are available for a 2 (or 4) hour time slot, please use
the link below to sign up. If you need more information, please feel free to
contact Lauren Walker firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are welcome, of course. If you have a Pinewoods shirt, please wear it.
And if you can't volunteer, make sure to attend! There will be music, crafts,
food trucks and more.
SIGN UP HERE: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C45A9A729A5F85-fresh
Learn more about the festival here: http://www.freshrootsfestivals.org/
We are still looking for volunteers to help on October 13:11 a.m.- 5 p.m. selling hot dogs for an elementary fund raiser. If you can help please email Jo Ann or Summer with the hours you are available.
Jo Ann and Summer
We decided our garden needed some extra help in the beauty area...so we are doing some environmental art with rocks found from the garden.
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