We began our balancing and weighing unit. For this lesson, the children explored how they could balance a paper butterfly on a pencil.
The children are receiving their penguin postcards back from a research lab in Antarctica. Take a look at the cool penguin stamps!
During our morning meeting today, I asked the children to share a word or phrase that came to mind when they thought about Martin Luther King Jr. See the video for the children's thoughtful responses.
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Show your Patriots PRIDE on Friday by wearing red, while and blue, or Patriots gear!
What a nail-biter of a game, but they got the job done! Congrats Pats!
I hope you had a wonderful vacation. My family enjoyed some relaxation down the Cape, we celebrated my son's New Year's Eve birthday, and we visited some of my favorite restaurants (Wahlburgers and Alma Nove; I was able to chat with owner/celebrity chef Paul Wahlberg.)
Our 5th grade buddies helped us to put finishing touches on our moon books and they assisted us with extension projects; including using the Book Creator app. and designing moon posters. Many thanks to the 5th graders for their help!
In partners, the children played "What's My Rule" which asked the children to organize geometric shapes into categories (examples; number of sides, number angles, quadrilaterals/non-quadrilaterals.)
We are the reading the book "Freckle Juice" by Judy Blume. In groups the children are creating "retells" of each chapter. We then did a "gallery walk" of other groups' posters.
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!