Today was a very busy day.
We had a guidance lesson on communication. Students had to describe to a partner what to do or draw using only words.
We then listened to a descriptive story while listening for proper nouns. After the story, the students began working in the LA journals. They were given a sentence from the story and they had to look for clues as to what made it a great sentence. (“Every Saturday she had hot biscuits, sweet butter, and Golden Eagle Syrup waiting on the kitchen table.” from Saturday and Teacakes.). We will continue to work on good writing throughout the week.
After lunch our Earth Parent, Ms. Keszthelyi, taught about vermicomposting. With the help of another parent, Ms. Steinlight, the students added the different “ingredients” to our composting bin and then added the worms. We learned that the worms need a healthy mix of green and brown organic material, along with air and water. There were many questions. We discovered worms have 5 hearts, are not male or female- they are both, and that you cannot cut one worm into two. We also learned our worms like to live near the surface, but in the dark. We will begin collecting data on our worms and keeping them healthy and happy.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
Several information flyers went home today. Box Tops for education competition has started- Yogli Mogli's for the winning class. Send in those labels :)
HW: Read 20 minutes
Spelling sort #6 - on a separate sheet of paper
Math - pg 117 is information and pg 118 word problems to do using regrouping and rounding strategies.