Sunday, January 26, 2014

Week 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Week
This week we learned about Martine Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges.  Please ask your child about segregation and how they felt when they learned about it.  One of the books we read was called, "Martin's Big Words."  His big words were; peace, freedom, speeches, dream, kind, fairness, together, all.  We came up with our own big words.  I will create a class book of this project.  

Mystery Shape Skype
We are learning shapes right now.  This week some of us played a mystery shape game with Mrs. Cavin's class in Georgia via Skype.  We asked each other about shape attributes to guess a mystery shape.  Some questions that we asked them were:

  • Is it a 2D or 3D shape?
  • Does it have 6 sides and 6 corners?
  • Does it have one face?
  • How many edges does it have?
We will continue on with this activity next week so that more friends will have an opportunity to play this game.

Water Cycle
We did an evaporation experiment this week.  Please ask your child the answer to the question & how we figured it out!!  #littlescientists 

Upcoming Weeks
Water helper ---Saige
Wednesday, January 29 --- Early dismissal
Tuesday, February 4 --- 100th day of school (tentative) 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Week 19

Water Cycle
Charles from Dickinson Nature Center came to teach us water cycle.  We created a water cycle diagram and learned a song that explains the cycle.  Next week we will brainstorm the ways we can observe each phase of the water cycle, evaporation, condensation & precipitation.  

Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Our high school J-term intern, Kinsey read a story called "Glad Monster Sad Monster" by Ed Emberley.  After reading the story, she helped us make a feeling monster mask and write about our feelings.  Please check your child's blog for this project.

Water Helper

Upcoming Events
Label Contest
Early Dismissal on Wednesday, January 29

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Week 18

Welcome Back!
It was great to see everyone after a long break.  I enjoyed listening to the highlights of their vacation.  We also spent some time revisiting school expectations.  The students worked in groups to review rules and expectations, made a poster and taught each other.  They also showed great team work deciding what to write, photograph and taking turns.

Winter Fun
We have so much fun in the snow at recess.  Please make sure to send boots, snow pants, hat, and gloves everyday! If they don't have boots or snow pants, they have to stay on the concrete area:(

Help Please!
We will be studying shapes next few weeks.  I would like to have some real life recycle items for us to investigate.  Examples are cereal boxes, empty soup cans, toilet paper tubes, etc.  In the end, we will build sculpture using these items.  To ensure safety for every student, please avoid containers that had peanuts or tree nuts products.   Thank you!  

Next Week
Water Helper --- Ryker
Wednesday, January 15 --- Charles from Dickinson County Nature Center will come to teach us about water cycle.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Week 17

Christmas Party

Special thanks to Abi's mom for planning the party, and Ryker and Isabella's family for providing some supplies!

January Water Helper Calendar