To challenge all students to achieve their full potential through engaging, responsive, educational experiences that inspire innovation, critical thinking, and collaboration.
DECEMBER 3, 2023
If you or someone you know has snow gear that is no longer being used, please consider donating it to Lincoln. We are in need of these items and we will make good use of them during recess.
3S and 3PL are wrapping up their forces and motion unit while 3E and 3PA are finishing their work in westward expansion. Math focuses on mastering our addition and subtraction strategies. Ms. Heidi visited 3E and 3PA last week and will be visiting 3S and 3PL this week to discuss Native Americans and Pioneers. This topic aligns with our westward expansion unit. We are hard at work studying Susan B. Anthony in our biography unit. Third graders are also wrapping up their mini-books about a state they researched.
Once again 4th graders will be participating in the ringing of the bell for the Salvation Army. Our date is December 9th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will be ringing the bell at Theisen’s. A schedule was sent home on Friday and can be found at the bottom of our section. Students are continuing their work as researchers, learning about the Industrial Revolution. We should have some facts under our belts, so go ahead and ask questions! Partners will put together a presentation on their industry as well as write about their findings. In science, students are learning about oceans including looking more closely at waves, tides and currents. This is leading up to the exploration of the ocean floor and students creating a model of what they learn. In Purposeful People we have been talking about making “I Messages” and what the term bullying means. The definition we are working with states that bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. We have been practicing how to report situations to an adult and what can be done if you are a bystander in an uncomfortable situation.
Bell Ringing Schedule- Watch for an additional schedule that was sent home Friday. Bell Ringing Schedule
Our 2nd-4th grade students are learning about Coding. We started with the basics last week by introducing the terms events and algorithms. We used a typical morning routine as the algorithm, to help students grasp the concept. Then we used basic code with directional arrows to code by hand, without computers. I am also stressing the importance of listening, processing information, and following instructions.
This week we will do a quick review of events and algorithms while we practice debugging activities, without using computers.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION -
This week we played a game called PIN-KNOCK. In this game the children practiced how to throw various balls (opposite foot forward, eyes on the target, elbow level with shoulder, and make a Y under the ball with your grip): footballs, nerf balls, wiffle balls, and rubber balls. They competed against another team to see which team could knock down the most bowling pins.
2nd Grade Students are finishing up their color wheels this week, I hope you all enjoy their variety when they come home!
3rd and 4th Grader students are working on a collaborative color wheel within their classes. 3rd graders are working on primary and secondary colors and 4th graders are creating tertiary color wheels. I'm so excited to hang these up!
Make sure to check out the Charles City Arts Center website for Decembers Kids Classes!
The Holiday Season is right around the corner!! If your family is seeking assistance from the Toys for Tots Campaign, registration for Floyd County opened November 1, 2023. Use this website to sign up https://saangeltree.org/ or Sign up here using this link.
We are starting to see an influx of illnesses at our elementary buildings. In order to minimize the spread of disease, here are some tips on how to stay healthy:
- Wash your hands.
- Cover your cough.
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
- Disinfect frequently used and touched surfaces.
- Make sure your vaccinations are up to date. This includes influenza and COVID-19.
- Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep every night.
- Consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
- Drink plenty of water. Avoid sugary drinks.
- Stay home if you are sick. Students can return to school 24 hours after the resolution of the following symptoms (without the use of medication):
- Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees fahrenheit