Friday, October 30, 2015

Newsletter 10-30-15

     2 digit addition with regrouping is going pretty well.  Thanks for the help with extra homework during this unit.  Help on homework is OK!

    We have been working on Character analysis in Reading Workshop.  Talking about character traits and what characters are like inside and out helps us understand our reading better.

    Thanks for all the treats for this afternoon and for your help with filling up our snack cabinet.  We really appreciate it!

    Upcoming events:
Nov. 5 – Muffins with Moms in gym and cafeteria
Nov. 6 – Teacher work day – no school for students
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day program in gym – 10:00am
Nov. 23 – PTO Meeting 5:30pm in Happy Place
Nov. 25-27 – No school – Thanksgiving Break

Spider web STEM challenge

We've been learning about spiders lately, so we decided to do a related STEM challenge.  The challenge was to build a realistic spider web out of dental floss.  Here are our webs.  Hope you catch lots of bugs to eat!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Making butter

   One of our reading groups has been reading a book about making butter.  We decided it would be fun to try!    First, we poured heavy cream and a little salt in a jar.  Then we shook it,  for a LONG time. 

It looked like this.

Then we spread it on banana bread.  

Was it yummy!  Many thanks to Preston's family for the wonderful bread!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Storybuilding with Lego Story Starter

Building our stories for Writing Workshop with Lego Story Starter

Koinonia pictures

We had a great day at Koinonia yesterday.  Thanks to everyone that came or helped!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lego Challenge

Challenge - to build a wheelchair for a new student at school.  Requirements:
1. Fast
2. Safe
3. Fun