• Shadows and Sorting

    Posted by Martha Wells on 10/31/2019 8:50:00 AM

    We have had so much fun making shadows!  After reading the book Bear Shadow by Frank Asch, the students used stick puppets from the book, to make shadows while making up creative stories.   The students know that to make a shadow, there must be a light source (sun) and something that blocks the light, as well as shadows can grow longer or shorter depending on where the sun is in the sky.   They are shadow experts!

    Working with Miss Joelle, the students have been sorting items and using descriptive words. An example of sorts: work and play items.


    Next week: Tricia, school principal, will be reading to us. 


    book suggestion:

    Image result for moon bear shadow

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  • Science: Patterns in the Sky

    Posted by Martha Wells on 10/1/2019 3:00:00 PM

    We had a busy week last week discussing which months of the year have more daylight and an earlier sunrise.  Your kids are learning how to write answers to the science question in their science journals.  The questions: The Sun is __________________. and Why is the Sun so important to the Earth?


    We are moving into Lesson 3 about the Sun's Heat Energy.  We will be going outside to measure the temperature of playground items. 

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  • Science Unit: Patterns in the Sky

    Posted by Martha Wells on 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM

    The science unit that we will be studying for most of the semester is Patterns in the Sky.


    Essential question for the unit:

    What patterns can we find as we observe the sun and moon?


    We have begun the unit making a scientific sketch about the sun.  We will have many hands-on labs to make this unit study more interesting. 

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