Friday, September 20, 2013

Newsletter #4 (9/20/13)

September 20, 2013

Hello Questers!

We have had a beautiful week!  The enthusiasm of our students is fantastic!  Some notes: 

Field Trip  This Wednesday, we will be going to the Long Trail for a hike.  We will be studying the ecosystem of the Long Trail, as well as looking at maps, and scale.  We have a good amount of chaperones!  We have the following chaperones signed up:
Bob Garrett, Tracey Towne, Todd Jones, Melissa Semprebon, Kellee Mazer, Marybeth Longo, Michelle Abajian, and Steve Odefey.  Thank-you for volunteering!  Please have your student bring a water bottle, a snack, and good walking shoes.  If the forecast is for rain, we will reschedule.

It was a beautiful week for learning here at Team Quest!  We were busy learning about our local land and water ecosystems by exploring the Crossett Brook searching for and identifying consumers as well as researching the importance of local producers.  We will continue with our focus on ecosystems and mapping next week with our field trip to the Long Trail.

NECAPS  are coming!  The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, October 1st from 8 - 9:15
Wednesday, October 2nd from 8-9:15, then from 12:45 - 2:20
Thursday, October 3rd from 8 - 9:15
Tuesday, October 8th from 8 - 9:15
Wednesday, October 9th 8 - 9:15 and 12:45 - 2:20
Thursday, October 10th 8 - 9:15

Please avoid scheduling an appointment for your child during these times.  If your student will be leaving at some point during the day, please make sure we know as soon as possible so we can make other arrangements.   We will not be giving homework during those two weeks.  Good sleep and a good breakfast does wonders for those nights!

Picture Day
Picture day is right around the corner.  Friday, October 4th will be pictured day at CBMS.  Picture forms were sent out today, so be on the lookout!

Questions to ask your student:

What producer did you choose to research?
What consumers did you find in the stream?
Who is in your writing group?
Did you take your DRA?  (not a huge conversation starter though, I'm afraid..)
Can you show me your subtraction strategy?

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