AMERICA LAND AND PEOPLE! Middleburg Community Charter April 4, 2016 Ms. Browning and Ms. Morgan’s Class Newsletter Language Arts Science Please practice your world study words this week. They are on our website and in the student agendas. The word study assessment will be on Friday, April 8th. We are investigating soil. Everything that lives on land depends on soil. Soil is a mixture of rock particles, minerals, air, water, and the decayed remains of living things. Social Studies Project Name: Opposite Day Project-based learning We will be exploring America this quarter. This includes famous Americans, holidays and government. We are excited to start reader’s theater with the 4/5 classes. We will be planning, writing and performing our own reader’s theater plays about famous Americans. You wake up one morning and all of the adults have turned into kids. The kids are now the adults and are left in charge of running the town. You need to reestablish your community. Math Part 1 - For this week’s home assignment, please investigate different types of community leaders and how they contribute to the community (healthcare, agriculture/produce, construction, education, law enforcement, commerce, etc). Write a short paragraph (5 sentences) about which community leader you are interested in becoming. (For example, do you want to be the leader of law enforcement? You will be in charge of the police and enforce the laws. Why would you be good for this position?) **Think carefully – this is the community leader you will represent in your inclass group assignments. You will be delegating government responsibilities, explaining the purpose of the laws, and how the government protects a citizen’s rights and property within your in-class groups. We are continuing to investigate the ways people measure. We will review length and weight, and introduce capacity, temperature and time. Some words to know are: inch, foot, centimeter, cup, pint, quart, liter, pounds, grams, kilograms, thermometer, minutes, hours, digital, and analog. Contact Information: Karah Morgan [email protected] Taryn Browning [email protected] Considering the individual rights, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and equality under the law, how would you make, carry out, and protect your citizens and their property? **A detailed rubric, broken down into parts/assignments, will be sent home with next week’s newsletter. Part 1 will be due Monday, April 11th! Grasshopper and Frog Newsletter --Page 2 The Arts In Music last quarter we read, Over in the Meadow, by Ezra Jack Keats. This quarter we will be reading, singing and performing our favorite parts from different books with the words, “Over in the …” for various habitats. This Week’s Highlights Monday Picture Day! Say Cheese! Tuesday Wednesday Reminders to Students Don’t forget your take-home folder and agenda! Thursday Please remember to take your jackets and water bottles home. Friday Word Study Assessment Under the Sea Assembly 8am-9am PLEASE pack enough snack each day so that you do not eat your lunch during snack time. We want to make sure you are getting enough to eat during lunch time. Mrs. Browning’s class will be practicing mindfulness in the morning during morning meeting. Please bring in a small stuffed animal to use during this exercise. Mindfulness is shown to strengthen the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This helps us with focus, readying us to be our best learners. Upcoming Events Congrats to Mrs. Browning’s class for winning the Lego challenge!! The pizza party will be held at 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon (April 6th), followed by extra outdoor recess. Please check the LCPS MCCS website (2/3 classes) for additional information and reminders – this includes a list of this week’s word study words!!!