Friday, April 28, 2017

Pic from Field Trip

It was a cold yet fun day at the fish hatchery on Walker Lake.  The kids were very well behaved and seemed to enjoy themselves. We attended various stations throughout the morning and learned about the fish hatchery process, erosion, soil, recycling, forestry and the water cycle.  We ended with lunch at Phelps Mill.  Thank you to Mr. Schroeder and Mr. Reed for chaperoning.  


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reading MCA's & Demonstration Speeches

We are all finished with our Math MCA tests.  Great job kids!

Reminder to bring a sack lunch for our field trip to the fish hatchery this Friday, April 28th. Dress for the cold weather - we will be outside rain or shine much of the day.

Reading MCA's are Monday, May 1-3rd

Field Trip to Safety Day in Alex is Thursday May 4th.  Looking for one parent willing to chaperone this trip.  Let me know if you're interested.

Demonstration Speech Info:
Students will be doing demonstration speeches May 23-26th with each student choosing their presentation day well in advance.  We have gone over this assignment in great detail; they have all the information they need.  They have been provided a rubric to use for practice with parents at home in advance.

Students should choose something they are confident in doing that is a safe, school appropriate activity.  No guns/knives etc. are allowed.  They will need to provide their own supplies, bring them to/from school, and include a visual aid/poster board.  I will provide tag board if they need it.

  • Speeches should be approximately 5 minutes in length.  
  • We can use the kitchen/microwave at school if needed.  
  • If you need ideas - go on Pinterest and search "Demonstration Speech Ideas".  There are many great options.
  • If your how to speech is how to take care of an animal, it needs to be leashed or caged, safe for children at school, and with a parent at all times.  

Past Demonstration Speech Ideas
  • How to Bake Brownies
  • How to Decorate a Cake
  • How to Rig a Fishing Rod/Reel
  • How to Make Puppy Chow
  • How to Take Care of a Lamb

This is a fun and exciting end of the year project.  Any questions? Email me at amarquette@pp.k12.mn.us.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Updates on Things Recently Sent Home

PITCH HIT AND RUN - A message from Mr. Denny:
Due to the cold, and possibly snowy forecast for this Wednesday, PHR and will be postponed until next Wednesday May 3rd at the varsity baseball field 3:15pm. Students are encouraged to get registration slips to Mr. Denny ahead of time.

SUMMER REC - Your child took home purple packets of information regarding summer rec.  Please review with your child and return info to the office.

FIELD TRIP THIS FRIDAY 4/28 - Remember your cold lunches for our field trip Friday to Walker Lake Fish Hatchery.  Dress for the weather - much of the day is outdoors.  Students should be responsible for their own bug/tick spray etc.  They can bring it with if they want to.  

A few kids haven't returned their permission slips for Safety Day, which is next week May 4th. Please return those asap.