Thank you to families that attended the Math Open House! It was so nice connecting with many of you, and it was so great to see everyone having fun doing math! I totally forgot to take pictures of the event, but I hope you still enjoy some pictures from our week! This week we began to wrap up our measurement unit. We solved word story problems about measurement, measured ourselves with non-standard units of measurement, and even collected and graphed our own data! The students had a blast with figuring out many tiles, straws, and/or popsicle sticks long they are. In Fundations we practiced our words by using our magnetic tile boards and white boards. Lastly for some Friday Fun we challenged students with a "How to Draw a Penguin" and loved seeing the different array of penguin friends that were created.
This week talked about Martin Luther King and what he did for our country. We learned about his past and what it was like for him growing up. We also brainstormed ways that we can all make a difference- big and small. I had the students take a look around the room, and see each other as the next generation of: scientists, mathematicians, political figures, presidents, movie stars, singers etc.! Such a powerful moment! This week we also had more fun exploring with measurement and worked with a partner to measure items around the room using: a digit, a span, and cubit. Ask your child what that means! Finally we had fun during morning mission following a "how to" on creating a polar bear. They came out soooo cute!
This week we had tons of fun playing in the snow! When the weather permits we plan on going out twice a day, so please remember to pack your child with snow gear and extra socks! This week we had fun learning about fact and opinions, experimenting with sound by creating cup phones, and exploring measurement! Ms. Pirelli visited our classroom during Open Circle to continue teaching us about the "Zones of Regulation." Students are becoming experts at identifying the various zones! We had a bunch of classroom shares this week too! I am so proud of how the students have learned to use their "strong speaker" voices. The audience members also know that they have to provide detail to their comments! All comments always include I like it.... because......!
The week leading up to vacation is always fun! We cozied up and listened to lots of winter stories including: Tacky the Penguin, The Snowy Day, and Snowmen at Night. We thought a lot about our Family Traditions and posted our pictures and thoughts on our board! We had a visit from our fifth grade book buddies, and even shared a special recess with them! We played in a dodgeball game against Ms. Germaine's class and against teachers! We created gingerbread people, and made special snowflake gifts for our families or someone special. We even got to watch a movie called, The Snowy Day (which is based on the same book we read!). So fun and lots of great memories!