The last week of school is finally here, and we have lots of fun things going on! I am planning to do several days of science discovery/engineering activities (today it was a marble race), and we have our End-of-Year party on THURSDAY, MAY 22 at 2:15! If you can send in anything to help with our party, it would be appreciated! See the note sent home HERE. There will also be a play performance of The Not-So-Grimm Tales on Tuesday during school for the students, and that evening at 6:00 for parents and guests. The 6:00 performance will be a dinner theater, and the cost is $6 per ticket. Please see the office if you are interested in purchasing tickets to this event! Friday (the last day) will be an Early Release day at 1:00. Please send your child's form back ASAP. Thank you all for a wonderful school year--I appreciate your support!
We had a GREAT day on Friday from start to finish! We began our day with an author visit from Lola Schaefer where we learned a lot about a writer's craft. She was very informative and encouraging to our kids--I would have loved to have her talk with us longer!
After the author visit, we packed up and headed to Lakeshore for our STEM Day activities. It was overcast, but spirits were high! We ate lunch and made ice cream in a bag for a special treat!
After lunch, our plan was to clean the trash along the water's edge. Mother Nature had other plans--it started pouring rain, but the kids were not daunted! They collected trash and pulled out bricks, pipes, and other "junk" from the water.
While the kids collected trash, several students and teachers pulled the turtle traps we set on Thursday. We had a BIG surprise in one of the traps, and it took 3 teachers to free him!
After dealing with Mr. Snapper, we started the planned centers with the kids. We had a turtle observation/weighing/measuring station, a water testing/microscope station, a wetland walk station, and a bird talk/observation station. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the stations until thunder called them to a halt!
We quickly packed up our supplies, gathered our gear, and RAN back to Brookwood! Once back at school, Dr. Martin, Mrs. Clark, and Nurse April found our entire grade level some old (but DRY) Field Day t-shirts! THANK YOU, DR. MARTIN, MRS. CLARK, AND NURSE APRIL!!
Even though we were definitely soaked through, the kids did not want to stop learning! We continued to examine our turtles in the hall until the end of the school day!
All in all, I think we had a GREAT day! I hope you feel the same, wet kids and all!
Field Day was a success! It was a long and hot day, but everyone had fun! We will set up our Science Fair projects tomorrow for display during PTA tomorrow night. Thanks to everyone who came out today and spent the day with us!
Over the next few weeks we will be very busy at Brookwood! We will have our 4th/5th grade Field Day this coming Monday, MAY 5. Next Friday, May 9, is Georgia STEM Day. We will be continuing our turtle project at Lakeshore that afternoon, as well as setting up several stations. If you could possibly help out for the afternoon (10-2), any and all help would be appreciated! You would be helping to lead a small group of students (approximately 10-12) in stations. Please let me know ASAP if you can help May 9.
Mrs. Rojas's 4th Grade
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