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Saturday, May 11, 2019

A Big Bite

What a week!  On Monday, we participated in the last session of the Haffenreffer Museum as we learned about the Hopi of the southwest.  It was a great way to start last leg of our journey around the USA. Thanks to the PCC for funding this enrichment program. 😊  Ivan day was a huge success; there were art activities, engineering tasks, reading and vocabulary tasks and a bar graph of our snacks as a math learning activity.  Charlotte's Web is our new interactive read aloud and we identified the elements of friendship as it is the theme of the book.  We are continuing to write poems, and are working on concepts of energy in science.
Only 25days to go and there is still SO MUCH more to go.  As Mrs. Merten says, "We are always learning until the last minute!"

Week two of knitting club!

Thank you for the beautiful flowers, gifts and notes. I am very appreciative of your kindness.  

Saturday, May 4, 2019

We have had a great week!  On Monday, the recess knitting club met for the first time.  Miss Jan and Miss Mim, from the Franklin Senior's Center, came to lead the group.  Thanks to Mrs. Greene for helping us out.  Big shoutout to the PCC for providing the needles for the group.  

 Ms. Liz, JFK Poet in Residence, worked with all of the fourth graders to create poems about the earth.  We learned the poetry chant, participated in a poetry band and poetry reading.  Ms. Liz will be back for the Poetry Coffeehouse in June.

 We finished reading The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate this week and are working on identifying themes in the story with supporting evidence.  Join Mrs. Merten and I on Wednesday, May 15th at An Unlikely Story to meet Katherine Applegate.  The event is free!  See an earlier post for more information. Most students rated this book a 10!

 A round of Kahoot was a fun way to wrap up our unit on the west.  We will be heading to the Southwest this week.
 Our geometry unit is finished and we are reviewing all of our math skills from the year in preparation for the MCAS.  Students will be "guest teachers," to explain different concepts.
 JFK Ladybugs work together as a team to build community, learn and grow.  Friday was a great day!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Author Alert

Katherine Applegate

Magic, wonder, and an epic adventure await! The one and only Katherine Applegate, the Newbery award-winning author of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, is coming to An Unlikely Story to talk about ENDLING: THE FIRST, the newest book in her animal fantasy series. At the event, Katherine will discuss her book, answer questions, and sign copies.