The day has come…. the first day of fourth grade and I cannot wait to meet my fourth graders! When you get to school go to the 4/5 playground. I will be outside, when the whistle blows you will line up on the wall by me and then we will start our day!
We will have snack at 10:45, so please bring a nutritious snack and a water bottle.
Also, if the information in the packet is filled out, please bring that to school as well.
Parents, thank you for gifting me with your child. This is the day I’ve been waiting for all summer! Also, thank you for all the donations to the class… we have everything we need to start the year off and be successful! Have a great day!
Our Open House is tomorrow from 6:30-7:30 p.m.!!!! I cannot wait to meet you! If you have your school supplies you can bring them in with you too! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Open House Information: Our Open House for grades 1-5 is on Thursday August 24 from 6:30 – 7:30. If you would like to see a list of recommended school supplies please click on the tab that says “School Supplies for the 2017-18 School Year”. Feel free to bring any of your child’s supplies to school on this day. Looking forward to seeing you!
Break out your sunscreen and sunglasses: Summer is here!
Summer officially arrives with Wednesday’s solstice. This time also marks the beginning of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
So what is the summer solstice, exactly?
It’s when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, directly above the Tropic of Cancer. This year, that occured at 12:24 a.m. ET Wednesday. With the sun so high, it is also the longest day of the year for every place north of the Tropic of Cancer.
The solstice also brings the year’s northernmost sunrise and sunset.
(Meteorologists consider summer to be the hottest three months of the year — June, July and August — which in terms of weather for those of us down here on Earth is more realistic than mid-June to mid-September.)
Washington, D.C., for example, will be watching the sunset at 8:37 p.m. ET after almost 15 hours of daylight and nine hours of darkness. Some areas north of the Arctic Circle will experience a natural phenomenon known as the midnight sun, where the sun remains visible for the full 24 hours.
For the next few days, the amount of daylight will stay about that length; then it will slowly start shrinking each day until the winter solstice on Dec. 21.
Also Wednesday: It’s the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, meaning it’s going to start getting colder for the folks who live there.
Many people around the world celebrate the summer solstice with music and festivities. In England, hundreds will travel at the ancient site of Stonehenge to celebrate the first day of summer.
Next year, the solstice will be on June 21.
Hey 4th graders and parents!
Welcome to our class blog for this new school year! I am really excited for the fall and have been busy moving things into the new room. I am THRILLED to have the opportunity to teach 4th grade! You can get to know me a little more by clicking “All About Mrs. Greenlund”.
Please contact me with any questions you may have! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.