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Friday, May 25, 2018
 

May is quickly coming to a close with only one more week to go. It's hard to believe we are already nearing the end of our first year here at Lincoln Meadows! It has been a year full of growth, learning and fun! While we do just have about a week to go, it will be a busy one! We have some great educational activities planned along with some end of year festivities. Included in those festivities are two final field trips coming up next week. We are still in need of many chaperones, so please let us know if you are able to join us! More details below.

Announcements

Molly Brown House Field Trip!
In order to support our Colorado history standards, fourth graders will be visiting the Molly Brown House Museum on Thursday, May 31st. We will be touring the museum to learn all about the influential Colorado philanthropist, Margret Brown. Students will need to bring a lunch from home on this day that is completely disposable and peanut free.

Please register online in the school store by clicking on your student's homeroom teacher below. Please have your student registered by Monday, May 28th. Each class will be taking along two parent chaperones. If you are interested in joining us this day, please let your homeroom teacher know! We need a few more chaperones for this trip.

1718 LM - Ms. Encinias' Class
1718 LM - Ms. Tuley's Class
1718 LM - Ms. Donovan's Class
1718 LM - Ms. Lambert's Class

Picnic in the Park Field Trip
As an end of the year celebration, fourth grade will be having a picnic in the park on May 30th! We will be walking down Twenty Mile Road to Railbender Skate Park to spend a morning playing in the sun, ending with a picnic lunch before heading back to school! Students are welcome to bring a bag with a soccer ball, football, etc. to play with while at the park. Students should come to school that morning with sunscreen on and with a sack lunch that is peanut free.

Please register online in the school store by clicking on your student's homeroom teacher below. Please have your student registered by Monday, May 28th. Each class will be taking along 3-4 parent chaperones to walk with the students in small groups to the park. If you are interested in joining us this day, we are in desperate need of chaperones. Please let your homeroom teacher know!
1718 LM - Ms. Tuley's Class
1718 LM - Ms. Donovan's Class
1718 LM - Ms. Encinias' Class
1718 LM - Ms. Lambert's Class



Field Day  
Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 1st.  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade will participate from 8:30AM- 11:00PM and 3rd Grade – 6th Grade will participate from 12:30PM – 3:00PM.  Coach McGarva, our PE Teacher, needs 2-3 volunteers for each station.  Please note, if you sign up as a field day volunteer, you will be assigned a specific station for the duration.  Volunteers will not rotate positions/stations or follow their child from station to station.  To volunteer, please sign up here: 
 
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ba9ab22a20-field
3rd Grade – 6th Grade Volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ba9ab22a20-field1
 

Hotdog Lunch/End of the Year Celebration – Deadline to sign up May 24th  
On the day of Field Day, the school will NOT be serving hot lunch. Instead, kiddos have the option of ordering a Hotdog Lunch provided by the PTO or packing a sack lunch (only peanut free foods) on Field Day. The AAPTO-LM will be grilling up hotdogs as well as providing chips, fruit and a drink for $5. You should have already received a sign-up sheet from your child’s teacher. If you have not received a sign-up sheet from your teacher, you can find one on the AAPTO-LM webpage at https://lm.aak8.org/apps/pages/aaptolm_news. Parents, siblings & relatives are also welcome to purchase a hotdog lunch and to enjoy lunch with your student. You must return the sign-up sheet along with $5 CASH per hotdog lunch by May 24th.
 
If you would like to help with the hotdog lunch, we need volunteers on Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st. Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ba9ab22a20-hotdog
 
Hotdog Lunch Schedule:
· 11:05 – 11:35 – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
11:35 – 12:05 – 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade


Curriculum:
 
Math
Formal math lessons came to a close this week, ending with the Saxon final exam. Students have worked so hard in math this year and we are so proud of all of the growth and learning that took place!
 
Literacy
In Language Arts we have wrapped up our reading unit with Gulliver's Travels. We have written a personal narrative and finished our last spelling list of the year. Students were able to present their Robin Hood Power Point if they chose to and are ready to tackle 5th grade.

History
History came to a close this week as we wrapped up our mini unit on Early Reformers. The students learned about amazing game changers such as Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass.

Science
To conclude our year in science, students have been learning about animal adaptations and how they are used for survival. As camouflage is a very common adaptation animals have for survival, students took on a "Camouflage Challenge". In this challenge, students had to color a little paper critter to camouflage it somewhere into our room. The results were quite impressive! Additionally, students picked a wild animal of their choosing to research and learn about more in depth.

Thank you and we appreciate your support!
 
 
The Fourth Grade Team
 
Tonya Tuley, Sarah Lambert, Laura Donovan, Jessica Encinias