4th grade students were building gingerbread houses, which is the culmination of a 7-day mini-unit which was a real-life project-based application of concepts that we've been studying and/or new learning: area, area of irregular shapes, perimeter, 2D/3D perspective, fractional parts of a whole, and decimal addition and subtraction. Thanks to Mrs. Piper and Mrs. Wenzel for all your hard work.
Maple Dale's 7th graders have been reading historical fiction novels and chose a topic in history to research. Our final assessment was a documentary film that used images, sound, and words to explain their chosen historical event. This week students revealed their final films with an Oscar Party/Film Festival. Students walked the red carpet, fielded paparazzi and enjoyed popcorn during the screening. Thank you to all who support their efforts. We have some very talented
Watch for these events in the new year: Save the date for the opening of the School Store on January 2. On Friday, January 4, the Student Council is hosting the 7th & 8th Grade Snowball Dance from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Maple Dale cafeteria. Permission slips were sent home Friday, December 7 and are due back the night of the dance. Students must have a signed permission slip in order to attend the dance. The cost of the dance is $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Pizza, snack
The following students were awarded the “Distinguished Dragon” Award for their display of “Patience” during our assembly last Friday. Congratulations to Vihaan S., Nora K., Mithran S., Oliver F., Leyla O., Gavin R., Arwa M. and Camila N. These students will have a special lunch planned with Mrs. Witkov. Keep up the great work!
1st grade students put poetry into motion this week using Georgia Heard's poem "Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky." THE MASKED ONE (Raccoon) Raccoon wears a mask
as if it’s Halloween
and tiptoes through our yard
while I watch through the screen
Clank falls the garbage-can lid to the ground,
as if raccoon is saying “Trick or treat!”
But the cans are empty, no food to be found.
Raccoon walks away on tiny feet. DUCKS ON A WINTER NIGHT Ducks asleep
on the banks of the pond