Heath Extended Day 3-6 Newsletter
During the month of April, the 3-6 students participated in activities based around the theme of each of the four early release days.
Movie Week: During this week, students either chose to work independently or in a group to make a commercial for a “mysterious item” that they pick out of a bag! The students did a wonderful job transferring a classroom item into something unique and special. In each commercial, students wrote a script, rehearsed, came up with slogan/jingle, prepared props and creatively acted out their commercial. Students commmercials included products such as, Da Soap, Super Hero Soup, Techo Tape, Felix, Toilet Paper, Soccer group. We are so proud of all the hard work each student put into his/her commercial. Their creativy and imagination shined!
Also, during movie week, students partcipated in a day of movie trivia! Did you know that Judy Garland was paid just $35.00 a week for The Wizard of Oz and her dog Toto actually received $125.00 per week? Or how about that Tom Hanks is the voice of Woody in Toy Story! The students did an amazing job and we are so impressed by their wealth of knowledge regarding movies!
Science Week: During this week, students explored the attributes of both a raw egg and a hard boiled egg. They cracked each open to see what the inside of the shell looked like. We then placed a raw egg and a hard boiled egg in separate jars of white vinegar, made predictions of what was going to happen, and watched the transformation of the eggs for the next week. Upon arrival at extended day and/or throughout the day, students wrote down their observations of what was happening to the egg. After the eggs had been sitting in the vinegar over April vacation, we opened up the jars to see just what had happened to them. Some children predicted they would bounce! The hard boiled egg did just that! The raw egg, had a soft squishy outside, but when the teacher was instructed by the students to see if it bounced, it actually broke open to a raw middle!
Also, during science week, students participated in an experiement we like to call, EGGBERT! During the Eggbert Experiement, each group of students were given the same materials and were instructed to create a “safe home” for a raw egg that was going to be dropped from the side school balcony. Different groups came up with a different way to use their provided materials. While some groups did a parachute design, other groups went with a more covered design. The students had a wonderful time dropping their group’s Eggbert Home from the balcony! We only had two cracked eggs!!
Community Service Week: Thank you to all the families that donated old items to our MSPCA donation box. The MSPCA was very appreciative or these items and were very appreciative of the many items that the 3-6 group made for the animals. Before our visit, students made: honey and bird seed bird feeers for the birds, cardboard mazes for the rodents, homemade dog bisquits for the dogs, and catnip toys and fleece beds for the cats. While on the visit, the 3-6 students asked the tour guide many wonderful questions regarding the MSPCA. In addition, the 3-6 students were able to answer so many of the questions that the tour guide asked. Did you know that cats are the number one animal the MSPCA receives? Last year, the MSPCA received 3000 cats!
Also, during this week, a group of 3-6 students took a walk over to Eliot Field and cleaned it up!
Sports Week: During sports week, 3-6 students participated in an organized game of street hockey and this week we will have an organized game of capture the flag. Additionally this week, to finish off sports week, 3-6 will host a field day and finish with an awards ceremony!
SAVE THE DATE!!
HEDP END OF YEAR CELEBRATION
MONDAY, JUNE 3RD
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR INVITATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION!
Monday, May 27th- Memorial Day
Last Day of School
Friday, June 28th
Please note: Thursday 6/27 and Friday 6/28 are Early Release Days.
*As the warmer weather approaches, we will be spending more and more time outside and will stay outside closer to 5:45. The signout book will continue to stay inside at the signout station in the 3-6 room. Please continue to sign out your child inside even though he/she will be leaving from outside.