Have a wonderful summer!
April 8, 2016 (PDF)
Kindergarten has continued their study on fiction and nonfiction books. Students have learned many great facts about insects and farm animals. We have been using circle maps to describe the animals or insects. Students are then using the circle maps to help them write more detailed stories and poems. In math, students have been working on number bonds, showing different ways to make a number. The kindergartens had a lot of fun at the Fun Run and thank you for your support.
April is a busy month for 5th graders at Shady Grove. Students have had the unique opportunity to learn seven Ballroom Dances through the Dancing Classrooms 10 week program during PE. They will showcase all that they have learned in a “Colors of the Rainbow” Culminating Event on April 14th. Students will dance the Rumba, Merengue, Tango, Fox Trot, Swing, Polka, and Waltz.
Students having been learning about Westward Expansion, Weather, Poetry, and Fractions as they enter 4th quarter-their last ever quarter in Elementary School. In just a few weeks they will participate in a 5th Grade Field day. All the 5th graders in Davie County meet at the YMCA to have a fun filled day while making new friends as they prepare for Middle School.
The Shady Grove P.E. department is gearing up for a busy 4th quarter. While the focus will be on volleyball, t-ball and baseball, recreational games and fitness testing in class, there are many other activities planned, as well.
On April 22nd, 5th graders from all of the elementary schools in Davie County will converge on the Davie Y for the 5th Grade “Fun”tastic Field Day. Students are divided into 48 teams which participate in activities including basketball, soccer, relays, jump rope, hockey, hex ball and tug-of-war. The “Fun”tastic Field Day gives the county’s 5th graders a chance to interact with each other and to meet some of the students they might encounter when they move to middle school next year.
Shady Grove’s school-wide Field Day will be on June 6th. Students in kindergarten through 2nd grades will attempt to complete 40 events in the morning, while those in 3rd – 5th grades will attempt 50 events in the afternoon. Events include everything from stilt walking to dance to soccer and everything in between. And, as with the 5th Grade “Fun”tastic Field Day, Shady Grove’s Field Day concludes with a tug-of-war. As an addition to this year’s Shady Grove Field Day, the P.E. department is selling t-shirts to raise funds to purchase new and replace old P.E. equipment.
Students who wish to show off their talents to their peers can do so during the in-class talent shows on May 2nd and 3rd. In-class talent shows will take place during students’ regular P.E. time. Past talents have included comedy sketches, remote control car driving, singing, dancing, tumbling, sports demos and magic. Some of the students will be selected to appear in the Shady Grove Showcase of Talent on June 7th.
Though they will be busy, the P.E. teachers are excited about all the upcoming events!