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10/3/16 Newsletter and Homework

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Dawn and Kristin Are Now Combining Their Newsletters!

Clara Barton Open School   October 2, 2016


Dear Families,

It’s our habit to plan the newsletter and homework together.  We decided to try taking our partnership to a new level- could we share the writing of the newsletter and homework as well?  Why not?  So here we go!

This Week

We will continue to read important stories, identify the elements of fairy and folktales, and begin to create important stories of our own.  We will focus on empathy stories, like The Ugly Duckling.  Empathy, or being able to really put oneself in the place of another, is really the core of being in community.  For some, empathy comes easily.  For others, it takes a lot of learning and practice to begin to appreciate another perspective.  The Ugly Duckling, the Frog Prince and others will help us to talk about ourselves. 

MN Stories

Patty Campbell has arranged for the Minnesota History Theater to come to Barton!  They will present a play called Minnesota Stories, from the perspective of the Anishinabe people.  It’s a nice connection for our classwork!

Important Dates

*Picture Day Oct. 10

*Elephant and Piggy, Oct. 12

*No School Oct 19, 20, 21 *Author’s Tea Oct. 28

*African Step Ordway Oct.28.

Project Based Learning

Our work with PBL has given us a lot to think about.  Last week we asked the question “What could we do with our leftover turnips?” and boy, did we get answers!  There were math and science experiments, art projects, stories, poems, and of course, cooking and eating.  As teachers, we watched the activity in awe.  Who was really curious and working to learn more, and who was horsing around?  What could we learn about our students as they respond to choices?  We know that the process of Project Based Learning IS the learning.  We saw joy, inquiry, teamwork, curiosity, creativity and energy- so much energy!  More PBL this week!


Dawn and Kristin and Missy

102* Homework *104

October 2, 2016 -  You know what to do!  Make some homework choices.  Be ready for a spelling test and homework sharing on Friday.


Spelling Words
























Homework Ideas


*Have some scrambled eggs! 


*Do the family math activity in your bee book.


*Choose spelling words that are right for you.  Practice writing them in the dirt, with a stick.


*Learn about swans.  Use a search engine or find some videos.


*Play duck, duck, gray duck!


*Think about the changing seasons and how they affect birds.  Watch for flocks of birds getting ready to migrate.


*Read for pleasure and practice.  Try using RAZ kids to find just-right books. 


*Do your own thing!


*Make a story problem to share with the class. 


*Practice counting and sorting money.