Once again, we have had a full week of learning and fun in 2D. The heat has returned and I am happy to see that most students are remembering to bring water bottles and hats to school. The kids work up a real sweat running around at recess so lots of water is necessary.
No school for students on Monday, March 12th for Teacher Professional Development.
Next week, we have our second installment of open classrooms. Open classroom days are on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th. Our home room will be open for one period on each of the days and specialist lessons will be open all day Thursday, and Friday until 11:30 AM. The Science Expo will be on Thursday, March 15th period 2 (9:10-9:50). It is our chance to share our experiments and learning from our most recent unit of inquiry. Please see the attached schedule below and feel free to email any questions to me.
This week we have had to say goodbye to Shota and his family as they are returning to Tokyo. I think it is safe to say everyone is sad to see Shota and his family leave but, we know he will be a great success in his next school. Take care Shota and stay in touch!
This week, we have been busy planning our experiments for the Science Expo! Plus, we got another chance to visit Ms. Kate in the middle school science lab. We made a fire extinguisher using vinegar and baking soda. Curious? Ask us how we did it!
This week we continued with to find the area of shapes. We have started to compare the areas of two shapes and find the difference. We also used the balance scales to measure the mass of an object. Did you know that there is a difference between mass and weight? It’s a little hard to explain but it’s interesting to talk about…
This week we continued our focus on procedural writing by looking at the parts of a procedural text and writing the steps. Students wrote their own versions of How to Sneak Your Monster into School by Christopher Francis. In reading, we learned how our schema helps us to make inferences and connections when we read. Don’t know what schema is? Ask us, we can help!