This morning students formed new tables, shared their CFT homework on Edison, completed their MOG charts on him, created valentines for Grandma Stamps, and worked on their Descartes math. While they worked, I facilitated last month's Table of the Month winners choosing their prizes, as well as students choosing their Brain Bead rewards and AR rewards. We finished this up just in time to go to the Awards Assembly.
When we returned with all our fabulous awards, we discussed Edison together as a class, and they did such a great job of analyzing, listening, sharing, and connecting, that they earned the final marbles to fill up their Marble Jar! Their excitement could hardly be contained! We cleared the Communication and Math sections of their binder, I offered Brain Beads for some optional Edison activities, and we had lunch a little early.
After Franklin Findings involving shark's teeth and a card trick, we completed testing trusses from last week. We found averages and students practiced writing a good conclusion. Ask your child what we found out!
We had just enough time at the end of the day to decide on the Marble Jar celebration...the majority vote went to a Valentine's Party! We were able to incorporate parts of the two second place vote choices as well, and students will have game time and possibly cookie cake. I asked them to share the news about the party with you and see what they might like to bring to share. I will deliver a letter to each of them tomorrow with all the details, so please ask for it. There just wasn't time today. What they don't know yet is that Mrs. Roach did approve for them to bring electronics, at their own risk and responsibility, so that will be a neat surprise for some of them tomorrow. We were waiting for her email.
For homework this week students will:
1. Bring valentines (optional) and item for the Marble Jar party.
2. Answer the two questions on the "Conference Planning" sheet.
3. Work through an introduction to our Bridges unit in the Google Classroom. There's a short video and a website where they will read about four types of bridges and take notes.
This Friday I have to submit numbers for the Mazes Exhibit on our field trip, so if you are planning to go and want to get in on the discounted rate, please let me know by Friday. Thanks!