Ropes Course and More = Curso de Cuerdas y Mas
What a great day we had last Friday at the Ropes Course. But before you read on, look below to see what information is included in this blog post!
- Ropes Course Overview
- iPad Minis
- Back to School Picnic
- Fifth Grade Quote
- Ropes Course Photos
Ropes Course Overview: Like I mentioned, the field trip to Westchester to do the Ropes Course was great. Each fifth grader was put into a group with other children and rotated among stations to attempt tasks needing teamwork and strategy work to complete. I had the opportunity to lead the station called “The Postman’s Walk,” which was really fun to observe. Here’s a picture of what this station looked like.
One thing that I think was particularly beneficial about the Ropes Course is that it allowed students to get to know children in the other two fifth grade classes, as well as to get to know children in their own class a little bit better. In addition, they were encouraged to take part in physical challenges and problem solve together. Many of the stations were challenging and pushed the children beyond their comfort level – a great place to be for learning! I hope that everyone had a great time at the Ropes Course and I look forward to seeing how this opportunity contributes to positive growth for the fifth graders at Robinson.
Conferences: This week, you will receive a form from your child confirming a conference date and time in the next few weeks. Please return this form to let me know if these dates work for you or not. In addition, you will see questions attached to the confirmation form. I hope you will take time beforehand to think about these questions so they can be a part of our conversation about your child at the conference.
iPad Minis: This is the week that many children have been waiting for. We are officially getting iPad Minis for each child in our classroom!!! The expected arrival date is Wednesday, September 4 and I cannot wait to introduce your fifth grader to this exciting piece of technology. Your child will be able to bring the iPad Mini home after first quarter. Please know that this will be an amazing week for learning and exploration on a new piece of technology!
Back to School Picnic: This Thursday, September 5, is the Robinson Back to School Picnic. The picnic will take place at Robinson from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. Please feel free to stop by and visit with our Robinson community. We look forward to seeing you!
Fifth Grade Quote: I’m not sure if you saw this amazing quote from Jordyn F. last week, however, below is another amazing quote that one of our fifth graders created! Wow! These kids are amazing and so thoughtful! I hope you enjoy these and they challenge your thinking too!
Ropes Course Photos: And, last but not least, below are some photos from the Ropes Course last Friday. One of the incredible parent volunteers walked around and took several photos of the children working together and taking part in the ropes course. Enjoy!
Thanks for reading this post and sticking with me . . . I know there was a lot of information. I hope you have a great week learning and soaking in the many blessings in your life. See you soon! 🙂