Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Walk & Bike to School & Early Release

Tomorrow is a Walk and Bike to School day and an Early Release Day. 
Students will be dismissed at 12:50pm. Lunches will be served.
This day celebrates safe walking and biking to school while also promoting physical activity.
Buses will pick up students at their regular bus stop.  Drop off will be at the two locations listed below.  Buses will not drop off students at the school.  Parents who usually drive their children to school should drop them off at one of the locations listed below.
Choices for Grade 3 through 12 are:
2-mile walk (1 hour) with a drop off between 7:30am and 8:00am and bus drop off at 8:00am at the Martin Covered Bridge.    -- Or --   3-mile bike ride (45 min.) from Plainfield with parent drop off at 7:30am at the railroad bed at thePlainfield Park & Ride.    -- Or --    4-mile bike ride (1 hour) from Marshfield with parent drop off at 7:30am at the Railroad Bed on Lower Depot Road.
All walkers will be walking in groups called “walking school buses” with at least two adult chaperones. Walkers need to wear closed toed shoes ( no flip flops).  All bikers will also be riding in groups with at least two adult chaperones. Bikers need to bring their own bikes and helmets.
Parents and community members are encouraged to come walk and bike with us.
For this to be a successful event, we need all students to participate.
Note:  School buses will operate on their normal schedule in the afternoon. Bikes can be picked up after school on the playground.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Field Trip Reflections: Northwoods Stewardship Center

The 5th grade field trip to Northwoods Stewardship Center was a great way to spend the first day of autumn. Students spent the morning participating in large group collaboration activities including a wire challenge and a silent line up. After lunch and swimming in a very chilly pond, students were given the options of canoeing, learning survival skills, or exploring the woods and water areas of the center. 

Throughout all of the collaboration activities, students explored new ways to work together, communicate, and problem solve. These are skills we will continue to explore and develop throughout the year. 

A special thank you to our parent chaperones, Jen Garland and Tammy Russell. Your help and participation during our trip is greatly appreciated. 

Click on the image below to view additional photos of our day. 

Kite Modification Photos: Part 2

Click on the image below to view photos from our kite tests earlier in September. Students ran down the hill in front of school to test their modified kite designs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Field Trip Reminder

Happy Wednesday!

We have our field trip to Northwoods Stewardship Center tomorrow. The 5th grade classes will leave school as close to 8:30 as possible. Our return time is a little earlier than what was on the original permission slip but the same time as was posted earlier- 5:00. Please arrange to have your child picked up at school by 5:15pm.

Students will have the opportunity to swim, canoe, hike, and learn survival skills. Please make sure your child is ready with the following items:

  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Layers of clothes
  • Swimming suit & towel
  • A change of clothes -highly recommended 
If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Math: I can use parenthesis to order operations

Click on the image below to practice ordering operations

Friday, September 16, 2016

Box Tops

Please read through the information below from our wonderful box top coordinator Terri Weinstein. The money raised via box tops has been used to purchase a variety of resources for our classrooms including ECO clothing, recess equipment, and math learning games. There is a collection container in our classroom as well as near the main school entrance.

Welcome back to school, parents! My name Is Terri Weinstein and I’m thrilled to be our school’s Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.

Last school year, we earned $1068.00 for our school from Box Tops and used the money for Playground equipment. This school year, our goal is to earn $1100.00.

For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.
***The first collection deadline is October 30, 2016 and the next submission date is March 1, 2017.***

Thanks for your help,

Terri Weinstein

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Upcoming Field Trip

On Thursday, September 22, the Twinfield fifth graders will be taking a field trip to the Northwoods Stewardship Center. During the day, students will participate in leadership and community building activities and have opportunities to hike, swim, and canoe.

This field trip will extend beyond the school day. We will leave Northwoods at 3:30, and the drive takes about 90 minutes on the bus. Please plan to have your child picked up from school between 5:00 and 5:15.

A permission slip was sent home today. Please return the slip as soon as possible but no later than Wednesday, September 21. If you would like to chaperone, please let me know and contact Mary Anne Allen to complete the required finger printing and background check.
Mary Anne Allen
426-3213 x207

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy First Day of School!

Our first day of 5th grade was a success! Students spent the morning exploring the classroom, gathering books, and making connections with classmates. After recess, we had some quiet time and then dived into our first engineering task of the year- modifying kites. Students worked in pairs to make two design modifications to a tetrahedral kite design. We worked on plans and predictions today, and most of the groups have a pretty good start on the construction. The goal is to finish building tomorrow afternoon and test the altered designs on Tuesday. 

If you are interested in the original design, click the image below.