Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up

Our week was shorter than planned, but we had a great time the days we were there!
We learned about wind, and students know that wind is air that moves. They had several chances to work with wind, and came to some of their own conclusions about wind. One student told me it's air that can push things. I love that! I gave them a dixie cup and an index card and challenged them to make it move without touching it.

After we learned about wind, the students became engineers! Their challenge was to build a maze for a ping pong ball to move through using only wind. Half the challenge was to work with each other and come up with a plan together. They had a blast!

 I managed to get a video of one of the groups.

Also this week, we started learning about length and height, and working with words like longer, shorter, and taller. We have talked about how "bigger" and "smaller" doesn't give us enough information about the measurement we are talking about.
Next week in Reading, we are starting some phonics skills that are different that the skills we've been working on! We are going to learn about silent e at the end of words. I call it "bossy e" and "super e." It makes the vowel say its name.
There is no school Friday for a scheduled day off and no school on Monday for teacher inservice. Enjoy your long weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman

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