PACE News Flash
Notes from Ms. Froemming--September 24, 2015
What We're Up To...
2nd Grade: The Microworlds computer programming unit is a hit with the second graders! We created a simple program that commands the turtle to draw a square. We also learned how to change the turtle's color, and the students just started a program today that will allow the turtle to dance! Stay tuned...
3rd Grade: The third graders are hard at work trying to crack the Chocolate Caper case! We've eliminated several suspects based on their alibis, and now we are checking with witnesses to see if anyone else's alibi can be substantiated. I anticipate that the students will solve the case by next week...we'll see if they can figure out the clues!
4th Grade: The fourth graders are learning about the forces of tension and compression, and how those two forces help to hold structures up! One of the first structures we are discussing in detail is the dome. Ask your fourth grader where the forces of tension and compression are on a dome and what kind of problems they might cause! I hope they'll be able to tell you, because they needed that knowledge when building their domes out of marshmallows and toothpicks this week! Check out the photos on the PACE Instagram!
5th Grade: The Bill of Rights has been the focus of the fifth graders for the past few classes! Each group of students is analyzing a specific amendment to the Constitution. They are deciphering the meaning of their amendment, determining why they think the Founding Fathers included it in the Bill of Rights, and linking it to our lives today. Each group is creating a presentation using Prezi, Google Slides or some other type of presentation tool to share their knowledge with the rest of the group. I can't wait to see what they come up with!
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PACE Specialist, Wells Elementary