This week in the Wonders reading program we will continue our focus on good citizenship, answering the question, “How do people get along?” We will continue to practice summarizing a story, naming pronouns, and learning more about suffixes. Our spelling pattern this week will be words with oy and oi.
In Math next week we will finish up an exploration within geometry. As well, we will take our end of Unit 7 math assessment. If we complete the assessment before the week is over, we will spend our extra math time focused on our STEAM project.
We continue to move forward with our STEAM project on erosion. The class identified that rock and plants may help keep soil in place. To test this theory, we have planted basil and daffodils. These two plants have a short germination period, so we are hoping to test our ideas at the end of next week. We will create a drip system (using a cup with a small hole) that is mounted with a ruler. We will observe the erosion of soil without rock, soil with rock, and soil with plants. We will also create landforms in our soil, and observe the erosion patterns that occur. This is an engaging way to tie our science learning together as we wrap up our learning.
Next week, some of the second grade students will be selling lemonade during snack time on Wednesday and Thursday. This is the culmination of an applied math project they have been working on. Lemonade will be 50 cents per cup. We would love your support!
As well, next Friday will be beach day at school. Earlier this year, Mrs. Howe’s fourth grade class challenged the school to set a reading goal in honor of Read Across America week. All of the classes met their goal, and to celebrate we will drop everything and read from 1:30-2:00 in our beach gear (no swimsuits please). What a fun way to end the day before April vacation!