Another exciting week has come and gone! This week we continued our work with earthquakes and specifically learned about the Wasatch Fault. On Tuesday afternoon, we will be taking a trip to the Wasatch Fault with our expert, Dr. Alexis Ault. Dr. Ault was in our classroom on Friday. She taught us more about faults, the Wasatch Fault, and geochronology. The students and I really love her. She is so passionate about her field, and hearing her talk makes people want to learn about it! Those of you joining us for fieldwork this month will get the honor of meeting her!
I want to post one last reminder for drivers on Tuesday. We plan on leaving the school at 11:00, and will return around 2:30. Please check in at the office before then and then head down to our classroom. These are the following drivers that will be joining us on Tuesday:
Shawna Andreasan (5)
Jeri Benson (3)
Shiree Case (4)
Kayla Dinsdale (5)
Dawn Erickson (3)
Sonia Romero (4)
Lindsay Kelty (3)
Also, our fieldwork to USU on the 31st is going to sneak up on us. We still only have 10 seats for students, so we really need more drivers. This fieldwork will be in the morning. We will leave the school at 8:30 and arrive back around 1:15. These are the drivers that have volunteered for this date:
Jeri Benson (3)
Kim Jenson (4)
Travis Wells (3)
If you can help out on this day, please let me know as soon as possible. Ideally, we should have our drivers figured out a week beforehand. We appreciate all of your help so much! I know the students would really hate to miss this trip to the campus.
As a reminder, this will be a short week! There is no school on Thursday or Friday (yay!). Because of our fieldwork, our schedule will be a little different as well. Math will be first thing in the morning all week so that we don't have to miss it (Mrs. Hilton's class in gone on Monday afternoon). Expedition/writing will be after lunch, and then our ELA/DEAR time will be at the end of the day (same as always). Unfortunately, because of the time off, my 6th graders will have a math and science test the Tuesday after we return from break. Please help me encourage students to look over past assignments over their long weekend to help the content stay fresh in their minds!
Because it is such a short week, we will not do a spelling unit or do any work in our readers journals. They should have lots of time to get some reading or any missing work done this week. ;)
Lastly, we had such a great time on Friday! I believe nearly everyone sold out of their items at our scholar dollar store and we all left school with some awesome goodies. We've got some really creative students in our class! I will add some pictures below of our vendors and their creations. I'm also happy to say that everyone in our class was able to participate, which meant all 28 of us were caught up on missing work! Way to go! I have already spoken to students about this, but any dough, slime, or stress balls that they purchased are to stay at home. If they come to school, there's a good chance they will be thrown away.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about anything!