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posted Feb 2, 2017, 12:20 PM by npettegrow@acton.k12.me.us   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

February Newsletter 2017

Students have enjoyed the beginning of our new PLTW unit: Structure and Function of the Human Body.  We investigated inner body organs and discussed their structure and function.  We then cut out colored representations of the inner organs and glued them to the appropriate place on the inner body outline.  We then labeled the parts.  After that, we colored our outer bodies.  Check out the photos.  We will continue to explore more organs and body structures.  They will make observations as they interact with models and describe the structures of each part.


February is a busy month with Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, the 100th Day of School, Presidents’ Day, and Winter Break.  Don’t forget that Friday the 17th is a 12:30 Early Release Day.

Barring any more “Snow Days”, the 100th day of school will be on

Wednesday, February 15th!  Can you believe it is here already?  Can you please help your child find 100 identical small things to bring to school?  You may send them in any time between now and then.  Some examples are: 100 popcorn kernels, 100 toothpicks, 100 mini-marshmallows, 100 Cheerios, 100 M&M’s, 100 chocolate chips, 100 buttons, 100 small LEGO pieces, etc.  Try to keep the size of what you send in to items small enough to fit in one sandwich size or medium size zip lock bag.  If your child brings something edible, it will probably not make it back home.  We will have fun dividing it as equally as possible with our classmates!  Anything non-edible will be returned.  Have fun and be creative. 

We will be exchanging Valentine cards on Tuesday, the 14th.  Please make sure to include a card for all members of the class.  If anyone would like to send in Valentine’s Day treats, please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.