Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Our word for this week is kindness, and we worked on a special project to think about how to put this word into action. Students worked together to read a book, create a poster about the book’s connection to kindness, and then explain to their classmates what they had learned. They collaborated very well! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Another Monday with another exciting day in science! We finished up our study of matter today by learning about physical changes. We learned how to measure volume in milliliters and proved that liquids keep the same volume even when they physically change shape in different containers. We talked about how it’s most important that medicine cups and scientific equipment be accurate and that maybe every kind of measuring cup might not be as accurate. Hands on learning is always a hit!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

This week we have all caught the writing bug as our personal narratives move towards completion. We have been especially interested in using the thesaurus to find interesting and exciting words to improve our writing. Peer editing is also a popular activity as we LOVE sharing our work with each other. In social studies we learned about the 7 continents and 5 oceans with fun songs and about other landforms as well. We have each chosen a state for our next research project. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

After an exciting and joyful Christmas break, everyone came back to school today ready to work hard in the new year. However, the Christmas season continues as we prepare to celebrate Epiphany this weekend. We are creating a puppet show for our friends in pre-K and grade 1, retelling the story of the Annunciation, Incarnation, Nativity of our Lord, Epiphany, and the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Today we created the script , and tomorrow we practice. Can you tell which people these puppets represent?

As a bonus, there are also some pictures attached of our carnival on the last day of school before Christmas.