Daily Schedule

Friday, January 19, 2018

Weekly Update - January 15 - 19

                                       This update is also found in Walter's weekly email:

In math, most of us are starting on our final blueprints of our 3-D tiny houses. We still have a long way to go on this project, though. We’ve even watched a tour of a real tiny house on t.v. for inspiration. Most of the students think it would be a lot of fun to live in such a house - for sure, it has been fun designing one!

Our City Theme has fully started this week, with some brainstorming about what makes a city. Our 
young city planners came up with many “Needs” and “Wants”. Lots of city walks, block designs, and 
art installations to follow. We also recited and illustrated a beautiful poem called City, by Langston 
Hughes. Perhaps we will write our own city poetry anthology, after reading and enjoying some others 
I’ve collected.

Lexi and Dillon were our Special Readers this week, and both had parents join as audience members. 
We made good progress on our Memoirs also. And we’ve met the main characters in our new 
read-aloud, A Cricket in Times Square.

The first and second graders joined forces on Thursday afternoon for a first trial of roller coaster 
physics! Teams of children tried their ideas that they sketched out last week. We will modify and try 
again next week for better results.

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