What a great celebration of 5th graders two weeks of hard work with the Global Cardboard Challenge! Last Thursday the whole school came together to play and celebrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning. 5th Graders created anything and everything out of cardboard, tape, and a ton of creativity and team work. Everyone loved playing with the arcade games the 5th graders engineered.
CLIC Morning Clubs are in full swing, and the children are loving the club format! You must send in a permission form before your child participates. The CLIC Clubs will run for a semester. CLIC After school programs and classes begin this week.
*Art and STEAM Clubs are in the middle of a unit so please wait until November to join.
This week's line up:
Mondays (8:00-8:40 am)- STEAM Club- Bio luminescent LED Lab
Tuesday (8:00-8:40 am)-STEAM Club- Animal Camouflage Painting Lab
Wednesday (8:00-8:40 am)- Chess Club (Drop in, no permission form needed)
Thursday (8:00-8:40 am)-Art Club- Portraiture Painting on Canvas
Friday (8:00-8:40 am)-Art Club-Portraiture Painting on Canvas
NEW! PPP Club (Proctor Planet Protectors) begins this week!
Wednesday, October 21, 3:00-4:15! PPP meets every other Wednesday.
Proctor's award-winning student club, the Proctor Planet Protectors, will be doing many great things again this year! Kids who were part of third-grade student council's "Young Earth Savers at Steward" will find familiar themes for promoting good habits for a healthy planet for us all!
This year we have lots of ideas, and the club will decide together which ones we run with! We can work in the school garden, create themed art installations, pilot classroom programs for composting and saving energy, learn about things like 'carbon footprint" and the "materials cycle", learn what kids in other parts of the world are doing for the planet, run assembly programs, and make "eco-products" to sell or give-away. One thing we plan to do for sure is put on a special "earth day" event for the whole Topsfield community in the spring! This club is about making real improvements in the real world - Kids have a strong voice, and they get to use it here!
Ask your child if this is something they want to be a part of, so they can get signed up!
NEW! Fun Thursdays- October 22 and 29, 3:00-4:00PM.
Limit 30 children. Fun Thursday will be an hour of free time creating like Morning CLIC used to be. Students can come do holiday projects with our Masco student volunteers or students can design their own projects. Students must send in a permission note from home to stay after school.
CLIC During the School Day This Week!!!
4th graders are coming to CLIC for science learning about animal adaptations. We will be learning about owls and dissecting owl pellets to learn about food chains and animal adaptations. Students will also learn to use microscopes to identify bones and contents of the owl pellets.
5th graders celebrated their cardboard creations with the whole school at the Cardboard Global Challenge last Thursday! The whole school loved playing with the many aracde games at the event. For 4 class periods students design and engineer everything and anything out of cardboard.
6th graders in Science will be coming to CLIC this week to begin a unit in chemistry building three dimensional atom models. Students in Social Studies will be creating Faberge Imperial eggs and learning about the Russian Imperial family and the politics as well as beauty of these lavishly extravagant eggs.
Thank you for your donations in September. We have been able to raise $3,000. Only $12,000 to go! CLIC needs your support, and you can donate any time of year. CLIC Program is unique in that it is funded partially by public dollars and private funding. Every drop of paint and roll of tape is funded through private donations. I must fund raise for every dollar spent in CLIC so please consider donating to this innovative program. All CLIC classes and clubs as well as all of the classroom integration projects during the school day are funded through you and the community's donations. Help keep CLIC Program open to all and free of charge.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Please consider volunteering! I love parents to come in to CLIC to share what they do. If you love to sew or build or want to share your profession, the children love these unique experiences. I will make it painless, and if you choose to come in in the morning you will be out by 8:45 am!
Contact me any time. Thanks, Jen LaRussa at firstname.lastname@example.org.