Thanks for everyone who donated containers, avocado seeds and paper towel rolls. The students really appreciate the resources. Also I would like to thank all the co-educators that attended the meet-up. I left the meeting inspired and had new ideas.
What’s been going on in class?
They also completed their first word sort. Groups have been working on their word sorts and reading the book From Plant to Seed. Reading groups created posters about the book. Nest week we will be reading a book about trees and creating scientific diagrams. We have also started reading our Habit of Heart and Mind Core Text-Stone Soup.
We wrote a poem from the perspective of the Little Hummingbird. The assignment focused on using adjectives nouns and descriptive language. The students created character maps for the hummingbird. They also made character maps for imaginary characters. Next week we will begin to write response to literature focusing on the life of Wangarii.
Students signed up for ST math accounts. They got user passwords that can be used at school and at home ( for the people who selected that curriculum). Students are wrapping up their work on measurement and comparing.
Students completed their first batch of science experiments. Some seeds made it to the seedlings stage, others need a little more time and some turned into puddles of white goo. We also dissected a seed with Core Four?
After a month of predictions and speculation, we finally figured out who Wangarii was. Our science work was really laying the foundation for continuing the work of Wangari. In the upcoming weeks, we will be creating an action plan.
Please Bring in Three Photos of Your Child. They can be baby pictures or recent pics.
Student Led Conferences
A student led conference is a chance for students to share their classroom work with parents. The students does the talking. While asking thoughtful questions, he adults do all the listening. A sign up genius will be coming out soon.
The Year’s Second Educator Conference is this Wednesday. There are a lot of great workshops and parent panel discussions. Be ready to be inspired and learn new strategies for homeschooling. During the Core Two work Journal Meeting we will be focusing on building routines at home.
Make Up Work Journal Meeting-Monday 29, 2:00-2:50 in Patrick’s Room
The educator conference is full of so many amazing opportunities, we wanted to offer an additional Work Journal Meeting. Feel free to come to the make-up meeting, so can focus on the opportunities the Parent Educator Conference has to offer.
- Visit the Library and research plants.
- Conduct a Plant Experiment
- Start a make believe story- use character maps and story mountains to plan for the piece.
- Measure all the stuffed animals and toys in the house and graph the results.
- Counting Collections. Have students chose something to count in the house. Chairs, Silver wears, shoes, shirts, toys, books.
- Make Guacamole-Print out a recipe, read it together, and make one of the worlds most delicious foods. Hey maybe even make guacamole for a neighbor or several family member. Than bring in the seeds to class.