Thursday, March 21, 2013

Weather Watchers

For the past week we have been watching the weather around the world. Each group chose a city on one of 6 continents; North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. We checked the weather each day using the Weather+ App on our iPads and recorded the high and low temperatures as well as the weather conditions. At the end of the week we used the data we collected about our cities to make line graphs.

Letter Writing

Since the beginning of February we have been writing letters to our parents at the end of each week.  It is important for us to make sure we include all the parts of a friendly letter when writing to our parents.  Here is the self-evaluation check-list we use after writing our letters.  This form helps us see what we are doing well and where need to focus more attention.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

We have had a busy week celebrating Read Across America and the work of Dr.Seuss. We focused on three of the 8 Keys of Excellence as they related to stories written by Dr. Seuss. They were:

This Is It!...Did I Ever Told You How Lucky You Are?
Speak With Good Purpose...The Big Brag
Ownership...The Lorax

We also made a poster to thank our custodians for helping to "make our school shine!"

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Water Cycle in the Bag

Last week we observed the water cycle in action. We used zip-lock bags to create mini water cycle environments. Each morning we observed what was happening inside our controlled environment. Condensation formed inside our bags and we noticed cloud-like fog on the inside of our bags. Some of us realized that we see the water cycle occurring in our very own homes when we take a hot shower in a cool bathroom!