In science this week we have been working with syringes and seeing how air takes up space and has mass. We have used foam blocks and studied how they expand when we expand the air space.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Sydney):
In social studies we are learning about Canada and the people who live there [inuets].
News from the Math Department (By Henry):
In math we are learning about how to find perimeter and area. We had our last quiz on Wednesday.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Alfredo):
The class is having to switch into different groups. We just started working with the same groups as before.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Troy):
We did prompt writings about The Olmpics, and it was fun.
News from the Music Department (By Trenton):
In music we are having a switch every time and it was with the rythm of the song?????
News from the Physical Education Department (By Taylor):
In Phy.Ed, we are working on basketball skills. We have a course set up with races and we were also working with jump ropes and hula hoops, when we were done with that, we checked our heart rate.
News from the Art Department (By Eva):
We are practicing using our drawing skills. We are watching tutorials on how to draw different things and drawing while we watch.
Free Choice Area (By Hailey E.):
Well, we actually started our Iditarod project early on Thursday morning. We started with an information packet.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
I hope everyone enjoys their day off tomorrow, well at least the students. Teachers will be having a conference all day at the high school. Next week will be the final week of the second trimester. We are getting close to the end of the year, can you believe it?
Next Friday, March 2nd will be an early release day as well. Please be prepared for the half day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30. It is also the last day of the second trimester. Grades will be completed the week after, so please remember to log onto Skyward to see your child’s grades as often as you can.
Iditarod. The last great race will be starting next Saturday. Today we begin learning about the race, and start to get prepared to follow the events. As the next week rolls out the students will be working on projects, reading articles and books on the Iditarod, and eventually challenging their favorite musher to see who can go farther? The students’ reading or the musher? For more information on the Iditarod, go to www.iditarod.com.
If you are interested in any other information, please paruse the website and enjoy. Our class rules, pictures from the year, and much more can be found. If you ever have any questions, or comments, please email me!