Mrs. Michelle I Meyer
Mrs. Melinda L Ford
Teacher, Instrumental Music
Ms. Sarah A Hetzler
Mrs. Marlo A Brown
Mrs. Ellen M Holder
Mrs. Elizabeth S Sadqi
In September, students became experts at meters! They estimated, drew meters, measured, and even jumped over meters. Ask your student which sports use metric measurements; maybe you can watch some, together! Next month we will use the colorful, wooden pattern blocks to practice calculations and geometry.
Students have been working hard to locate their pulse and calculate a six second heart rate. Ask your child/ren to show you how at home and you can practice it when you’re on the move as a family! This month, students will be dribbling, passing, and shooting with their feet and with a stick. Can you guess which sports we’ll be learning about? We will be starting our Wolfpack Wellness Squad this fall. This is an incentive program to encourage students, staff, and families to move more at recess and other times during the school day. Students will be able to earn Toe Tokens for their hard work.
This year we welcomed Mrs. Kahlenberg as our media assistant. She’s been a great asset to our library. Together we are so pleased to bring students great books and lessons that include interesting read alouds, library and Chromebook skills, as well as digital citizenship. Students are enjoying having a community puzzle table in the library. We’d love donations of 200-300 piece puzzles.
Our first display has gone up in the front hallway. It is a grid of self portraits from all of our artists. Each student created their fingerprint self portrait in which their head was made with multicultural paints and provided the opportunity to mix colors and create authentic art. We also took time to examine portrait art , the styles, themes and materials used.
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Some of the amazing projects we have moved into art 5th grade mountain city landscapes, and fourth grade animal paintings that show movement and texture. Our youngest students, our third graders, are focusing on painting and printmaking to create their zig zag patterned faja(belt) that honors Guatemalan culture, history and art. Thanks for sharing your artists with me. I can’t wait to continue to shared their work with you. Please see below Ms Hetzler’s information for our upcoming Arts Showcase. We can’t wait for this fabulous morning.
So far, our musicians have been enjoying performing music. If you have a 5th grader at home, test their knowledge about naming the states! This was a precursor to our Blues unit, which will continue throughout the month of October. 4th graders have been busy being rhythm rockstars, and our 3rd graders have started the process of being introduced to instruments around the music room.
This year, our Arts showcase will be on Tuesday November 21. This is a day to celebrate the arts, and also to showcase the important benefits of different skills, careers, and hobbies that PCES staff and community and family members have. If you are involved in an arts related career, skill, or hobby, we would love for you to be a part of our morning. Community and family members are asked to present an interactive session (or two!) for classes at our school. If you are interested, please see the link for more details. You will be hearing from me with more information once we approach the date of the showcase. Please sign up by October 30th if you would like to be a part of the Arts Showcase morning.
Sign up link: https://forms.gle/WhWcjohPqHtgiq1B9
It’s that time of year to sign up for our 4th and 5th grade Wolfpack Chorus. If you are a returning member, welcome back! If you are a new member, we are so happy to have you join us! Chorus rehearsals will be hosted during the school day in Ms. Hetzler’s music classroom. 4th and 5th graders will meet on Wednesdays during their recess time beginning October 4th. For more information, please visit this link → Chorus Flyer 23-24.pdf!