A Stellar place to be and learn
We did STEM activities in Science and Social Studies, and tested on regions-and the results from the students were impressive in the most part..thanks to your hard work at home. Just a reminder I like to "chunk" the learning so that students review a little each day. Students would really benefit from making learning cards, or pictures or mind maps. There are awesome apps too, here is a link for some ideas. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm Popplet is a cute one for kids.
In Science we created a coat for our seeds to demonstrate seed dispersal, the students were ingenuous in some of their designs, it taught engineering, planning, and most importantly collaborative thinking, I am going to say we are still working on that for most groups.
We begin work on our new standard Animal Adaptations-such a fun unit. All hands on, I may need some donations for hands on stuff so check the wishlist at the end.
We will begin work on our new unit-Native Americans of South Carolina. We study the Cherokee, Catawba and Yemassee. We will kick it off with a presentation on Monday.
Lexile levels (for my ELA students)
You can find books on your child's lexile level online and I think that the Fort Mill Library System used to do this too.
Wish list for science
Flexible Drinking straws (120)
Regular drinking straws (120)
Clothes pins 60
Paper snow cones or those cones for water fountains (120)
Chenille stems (1 pack)
1 pack corn meal
4 different food colors
Velcro squares or strips with sticky backing (2 rolls)
small party blowers the kind that normally make a noise would prefer silent (dollar store)