We are at the tail end of quarter three. In social studies we are finishing up our government unit with a public service announcement project. We will begin a unit on economy after spring break. In writing, we are finishing up our unit on opinion and persuasive writing by writing opinion pieces on our role models. Students will give a speech at the Weatherstoney Awards ceremony about their role model and present them with their very own Weatherstoney.
Tuesday, March 19 @ 2:30 PM-3:15 PM--Doug Berky introduces each audience to an age-appropriate collection of sagacious stories, told around home fires on every continent. Many of these tales teach gentle value lessons like recognizing how much alike we all are in the world, even being part of different cultures. Mr. Berky utilizes storytelling styles from many world cultures as well as his wonderfully elaborate handmade masks and original puppets. Gems performances include up to four story productions chosen from Doug's considerable cache. A performance might include selections such as "The Drip Nose Boy" (Native American), "The Lame Man and the Blind Man" (Middle East),"Jataka Tales" (Indonesia) or "The Tiger's Whisker" (Korea). Add to that Doug's innate sense of timing and veteran skills of mime and inventive costume design and each performance is truly a gem!
Thursday, March 21--Reading Case 21
Friday, March 22--Math Case 21
Tuesday, March 26--Gates/Julio Field Trip to Historic Yates Mill State Park
Tuesday, March 26 @ 2:30 PM -- Gates Weatherstoney Awards
Wednesday, March 27--Extra recess for earning 50 sails!
Thursday, March 28-Sunday, April 7--Spring Break
Mrs. Ana Rhyne
I teach 4th grade math and science at Weatherstone Elementary School. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Spanish and K-6 licensure.