On February 13, grades 1-4 celebrated the hundredth day of school. Activities included building a free standing structure with Solo cups, building with 100 marshmallows and toothpicks, working on circumference while licking a Tootsie Pop 100 times, creating art out of the number 100, and 100 second workouts. It was a great day for all!
Grades 4k-4 had a fantastic turnout for the family reading night in October. Parents and students enjoyed reading books at different "reading cafes" while enjoying a tasty treat. Stay tuned for more family fun throughout the 2013-2014 school year!
On Halloween, grades 1-4 took place in a pumpkin math day. During this all-day activity students worked with pumpkins to figure out their weight, circumference, diameter, number of seeds, number of lines, and finally they painted them. It was a great learning experience for our students!
Students in fourth grade are beginning a unit on electricity. The unit started with a lesson and experiment on static electricity. Students learned that static electricity consists of electrons or ions that do not move, and an object becomes electrically charged if it gains or loses electrons. Then, we did some experiments with balloons and our hair. Students had a great time and got to see what happens when they transfer electrons from one surface to another.
_Well, not exactly...sometimes Oreos ARE the moon! In second grade we learned about the four basic moon phases - New Moon, First Quarter Moon, Full Moon, and Last Quarter Moon. Students practiced the moon phases by drawing each phase, playing games with moon phase flashcards, and finally created a model of the moon phases using Oreo cookies. Students had a lot of fun twisting the Oreo cookies apart and scraping off the white filling to create each moon phase. And the best part was that we got to eat the leftover Oreo cookies!
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