Of course, if you asked the students what the big news of the week was you would probably hear, "EB'S!" On Monday and Thursday of this week, children in kindergarten through 2nd grade experienced special "exploration block" classes based on their interests - learning different craft/weaving techniques using yarn, working with circuits, experiential learning with Beatrix Potter books, or cooking based on the books of Roald Dahl.
In our math group, we are so close to finishing our tiny house project - many are just putting finishing touches and making very small furniture using the blueprints they made.
|Outside of tiny house|
|inside of tiny house|
Coin practice continues as we prepare for flea market math next week.
Book reviews are written for our last chapter book, and we have just begun a new one - The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. We continued work on our skyscraper art project, while learning about the history and construction of these buildings from our How Cities Work book. We also listened and watched a very dramatic reading of the Carl Sandburg poem Skyscraper as inspiration.
|Paint chip skyscraper art project|
On Friday, we went to Buhr Park to skate - a nice way to celebrate the 100th day of school and a snowy and beautiful day!
|Two friends, having fun on the ice|
In the same afternoon, we got together with Grace's class to count all of the items families brought in for our food drive - the children were very excited to learn that we made our goal of 100 items for 100 days.
|Thank you very much!|
We read Maddi's Fridge, a story about two friends, one of whom does not have much food in her refrigerator, and what her friend does about it. We also continued work on our City Planner project.