Well, it’s officially the end of the first week of school. I want to thank each and every one of you, parent and students alike for making this such a smooth transition for all of our new members to the class. It really has been wonderful and I hope that you all have enjoyed the week as much as I have. Next week, you will begin to see more homework as our normal lessons begin and we jump out of the transition period.
Next week, we will start using assignment notebooks in class. I will go over my expectations for them with students Monday. Parents, I would like for you to sign them each night and return them with your student to school the next day. I will keep it like this for the first 9 weeks and if things are running smoothly, homework is being returned on time, we may make it simply the students responsibility to have them filled out each day. But, to start, lets work together to make sure that they are as organized as possible.
I’m sure that many of you are wondering what is going on with field trips this year. We haven’t got anything set in stone right now. Currently, the three that we have up in the air are Challenger, Purdue Engineering Department, and Chicago.
The Challenger field trip takes place down in Indianapolis. The students are put through a space simulation. While doing so, they are put into teams and must work together with their teammates to have a successful mission. It’s a wonderful trip and really shows the strengths and needs of the students.
The Purdue Engineering trip is one that I’m currently discussing with some of the Professors at Purdue about. I do not know exactly what it would entail if it takes place yet as they would need to help organize it.
Finally, Chicago… The 5th graders at Dayton head up to the Windy City each year. They take in some of the sights and make a trip to the Shed Aquarium, and the Museum of Natural History. It’s usually a pretty good day there, and it ends with the students eating a big meal at their favorite, The Rain Forest Cafe.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend with your families!