Our unit on motion and design is a lot of fun. It is both a unit that teaches how things move using different forces but it is a unit that encourages the kids to learn teamwork. The kids also learn how to take data and organize it. After the experiments, we talk about what the data shows and what we have learned from the information. This class is amazing!
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In writing, we are working on learning the structure of a 5 paragraph essay. The folders you will see in these pictures are a place for the kids to put "evidence" that supports their thesis. Each folder is for a different supporting statement.
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Today we were learning Tinkercad... We will use our new knowledge of Newton's laws of motion to build a 3d Boat
|We created Tinkercad accounts, if you would like to have your child work on his/her boat at home you can log in as well at tinkercad.com|
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This week, as readers, the kids are learning that they need to check on their comprehension and notice when it is breaking down. They have already become longer and stronger readers. We also did some book talks, suggestions, both verbally and in written form. The kids wrote about their reading and made formal book recommendations that we hung on the wall. The recommendations are a great resource for anyone that can't find something to read!
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Yesterday and today the kids were brainstorming people in their lives, with whom they spent enough time, to write stories about their adventures. They did some planning first and then picked one of the events to write about, we had some great success!
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