A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss

Dear Wonder Wood Acres families,

What a dazzling week we’ve had last week as we discovered new shapes and celebrated our country as a school community! Constitution day was a hit. The children looked so patriotic (and ADORABLE) dressed up in our school t-shirts and silly hats! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us on this special day. Uniting together as a faculty, student body and family to celebrate our freedom is one of the things that makes The Wood Acres such a special place to be. A huge thank you goes out to Mary Kathryn’s mother for providing a cute blueberry, raspberry and marshmallow snack that went along with our celebration.

Due to the short school week, we will be reviewing shapes. The children did a fantastic job during this unit as they discovered that shapes are everywhere. As we close out this unit, we will play some of our favorite games, shape bingo and hide n-seek shapes are just a few, but who knew the kids would enjoy these games to!

Thank you all for the support during parent teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to see you again. Your children are the shining stars in our class and we adore each and everyone of them. We can’t say it enough how lucky we are to be a part of your child’s early childhood education year!

Friendly reminders;

– Gane day. Bring your favorite game to school.
– Mystery reader 9:00. We would like to welcome Mr. Fudgy James’s father with open arms and we are looking forwad to having him a part of our fun Friday.
– Picture Day October 4th If you would like to order pictures please fill out the form and simit payment along with it. Dress to impress and come to school with your best smile.
– Halloween party will be held on October 31th. Further details to come.

Have safe and healthy week!
Ms. Orsano
Ms. Wright

5th Grade Weekly Update Week of September 24th

Math: This week, we will dive into division! We will begin by learning the division patterns. Students will make a foldable to bring home to help remind them of the steps and they will play a fun dot to dot partner game to practice in class. Then, we will dive into long division. Please remember to sign the chapter two math test and return it on Wednesday!

Science: Last week, students were given their cell models project planning sheet. They are suppose to write down their plan for both the plant and animal cells. The project is due on Monday, October 8th. The planning sheet is due on Wednesday when we return to school. In lab this week, we will complete Investigation Five and study plant and animal tissue. Please remember that students should be studying their science flashcards 5-10 minutes each night. A little review each night will help them tremendously as we prepare for our first unit test.

ELA: This week we are focusing on writing, reading comprehension, and grammar! One of my goals for this year is getting our fifth graders writing with more complex and compound sentences. This week, they will be introduced to these types of sentences. We will practice identifying the sentences and how to use them in our own writing. We will also practice identifying and using appositives in our writing. These lessons are in preparation for a fun descriptive writing project we will start the following week. We will also continue to practice with adjectives and adverbs in grammar.

History: We will finish up our Daniel Boone booklet that we started last week on Wednesday. We will also review our Studies Weekly from last week by practicing our reading comprehension skills. Students will complete the crossword on the puzzle and use the articles to help them find their answers. We will study Lewis and Clark’s expedition westward and how it affected the growth of the United States.

Week at a Glance:
Book Talk due date is coming up October 5th-Early turn-in is encouraged!
Cell Model plan sheet due tomorrow

5th Grade Weekly Update for Week of September 27th

Math: This week, we will dive into division! We will begin by learning the division patterns. Students will make a foldable to bring home to help remind them of the steps and they will play a fun dot to dot partner game to practice in class. Then, we will dive into long division. Please remember to sign the chapter two math test and return it on Wednesday!

Science: Last week, students were given their cell models project planning sheet. They are suppose to write down their plan for both the plant and animal cells. The project is due on Monday, October 8th. The planning sheet is due on Wednesday when we return to school. In lab this week, we will complete Investigation Five and study plant and animal tissue. Please remember that students should be studying their science flashcards 5-10 minutes each night. A little review each night will help them tremendously as we prepare for our first unit test.

ELA: This week we are focusing on writing, reading comprehension, and grammar! One of my goals for this year is getting our fifth graders writing with more complex and compound sentences. This week, they will be introduced to these types of sentences. We will practice identifying the sentences and how to use them in our own writing. We will also practice identifying and using appositives in our writing. These lessons are in preparation for a fun descriptive writing project we will start the following week. We will also continue to practice with adjectives and adverbs in grammar.

History: We will finish up our Daniel Boone booklet that we started last week on Wednesday. We will also review our Studies Weekly from last week by practicing our reading comprehension skills. Students will complete the crossword on the puzzle and use the articles to help them find their answers. We will study Lewis and Clark’s expedition westward and how it affected the growth of the United States.

Week at a Glance:
-Book Talk due date is coming up October 6th-Early turn-in is encouraged!
-Cell models project planning sheet due Wednesday.
-Signed chapter two math test due Wednesday

Constitution Day 2018

What fun it was so celebrate “We the People” on Friday! They all did so wonderful listening, cheering for everyone, and being with our book buddies too, the eighth graders! It was such a fabulous celebration and we think they looked pretty great in their hats they made!

First Month of School

Cannot believe we have already been in school in month! Everyone has adjusted so well, and we are SO proud! Here are some snap shots of your children at play in and outside the classroom!

Upper School Science Elective – Life Insurance: Lessons on Surviving the Physical Universe

During this elective students are introduced to physics principles of motion as they relate to car crashes. Understanding these principles will allow them to gain new perspective on the importance of various structures and restraints used to engineer safe cars. Vehicle mass and size will also be investigated and integrated into the ultimate challenge – to engineer a car that will safely deliver a raw egg passenger to its destination.

The image depicts students as they work on perfecting the ratio of chemical reactants in their airbags. The impulse provided by the airbags will eventually be used to help save the lives of their raw egg passengers.

7G – Upper School Science – Chemical Reactions

This Core Experience Learning Lab (CELL) gives students the opportunity to investigate chemical reactions and the principles that govern the consumption of reactants, the production of products, and the dependence of creation rate on reactant concentration. Students will also delve into a bit of high school chemistry as they learn how to balance chemical equations.

8G – Upper School Science – Watersheds

During this Core Experience Learning Lab, students will perform experiments to model the structure and function of watersheds. They will look at the effects of water velocity on discharge, sedimentation, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen content in watersheds. They also will explore the effects of salinity and water temperature on the dissolved oxygen content of water.

We the People

We had such a fun time Friday for Constitution Day! We got to sit outside with our book buddies (the 8th graders) and listen to music and see the exchanging of the flag. Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships