We had a blast at the Shady Grove YMCA today!
We had our class picture this week! The last one of elementary school! Can you believe it? Do they even do class pictures in middle school??? This is not the “official” picture but here is a preview!
Reading- We continued our unit on figurative language, poetry, and author’s choice of words. The students are really starting to get the hang of it! Students tried writing their own poems this week. I was so impressed with their Haikus! They were wonderful! Students also tried their hand at writing limericks and rhyming poems paying attention to rhyme scheme. I love seeing the interest students are showing in this unit!
Writing – Students wrote about owning their own restaurants! They had to come up with a logo, slogan and design. I was amazed by their creativity!
Science – Matter is all around us! Students continued exploring the parts of atoms, which make up elements. Then, we investigated how atoms combine to form molecules and compounds. This is an abstract concept, so it is not easy to grasp. Student are bringing home a small atom project today.
Last week the MISC (Math and Science Innovative Center) visited us to do a lesson on classification. Students worked in pairs and used a dichotomous key to classify different sea creatures.
Social Studies – Next week we head to the Mid-West. We will explore the states and capitals of the region as well as the climate, natural resources, and economic activities.
This week we had a little fun on Pi Day (3.14)! Students created Pi landscapes using (some) of the digits of Pi. And some students became very interested in memorizing the digits! Good luck!!
Kipper spent the past 2 weekends with Yasir and Layna!
You may have noticed that our Springer Folders are looking a bit thinner these days. Well now that students have their own Chromebooks, we have begun to make more assignments digital! However, students can log into their google drives and Schoology at home to show you what they are working on.
Have a Happy St Patrick’s Day Weekend!
Important Dates and Reminders:
3/18 – Author Steven K. Smith visits
3/26 – NWEA Reading Test
3/27 – Mt. Vernon field trip
3/29 – 1/2 Day Students and then Happy Sring Break!!