It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to 4th graders ONLY! Let’s put those problem solving and designing skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Valentine Challenge.
Welcome to an exciting New Year, and may you achieve all your goals in 2019.
This month’s assembly, Colors of Character for January, reminds us that perseverance is essential to success.
What can you learn from:
- Understanding Talent
- Your Brain on Books
- Ezra Frech Sports Illustrated’s SportsKid of the Year Award.
- The Royal Bee
“YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT. YOU CAN DREAM IT. YOU CAN HOPE IT. OR YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
Post your goal for 2019 and the steps you will take to achieve this goal.
This month’s superpower is Patriotism. The Poppy Lady by Barbara Walsh is our book of the month. It is About Moina Belle Michael who helped establish the red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for veterans. The following video is the the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae written in May 1915. This video is in remembrance of all those who have lost their lives during war.
A Poppy is to Remember is another tribute to our American service men and women, as well as to those from other nations who have fought side by side with them to restore peace and freedom in troubled regions of the world. Even as they fought and died together, let us also remember them together.
As a tribute from you to all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for freedom try these activities:
Follow this link to order our class’s field day shirt.
On Friday, please wear blue. As a school community, we are going to show our support for National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month is a time to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. What else can you do? Please visit Mrs. McBride’s website for further details – Blue for Autism.
Back by popular demand… The Peeps Challenge! After nine years the Washington Post is no longer sponsoring its annual peeps contest. We want to keep this challenge alive at Cottage Lane. Get those creatives juices flowing and find out more information here – THE PEEPS CHALLENGE.
This month’s superpower is Integrity. Integrity is the quality of being honest, having strong moral principles and total sincerity. Oprah Winfrey states, “Real integrity is doing the right thing knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
Monica Kulling introduces us to the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up provides a great opportunity to celebrate problem-solving, creativity, inventions, perseverance and integrity.
Check out this website Inspire My Kids. Select one of the quotes and post a comment about what it means to you.