Mrs. Snyder's Spectator
3-10th - Have a fun and safe Spring Break!!! NO SCHOOL
14th - PTO Open Forum @ 7pm
17th - Spirit Day: Wear Mix Match Clothes
24th - CRES Fest 5-8pm
5th - PTO Open Forum @ 7pm
12th - Field Trip to Eagle Creek Park (More information to follow)
22nd - Spirit Day: Wear Hawaiian Clothes
Thanks for all the CRES Fest Colts Basket donations! Our class greatly appreciates it!
PBL WEATHER UNIT - Wonderful Wacky Weather
Wow! What an amazing week. We started it off with Angela Buchman the WTHR: Channel 13 meteorologist, who shared about her job. Then we started exploring weather topics that interested us and choose our topics. On Friday, we did the Marshmallow Challenge to kick off working with our groups. Students had to build the tallest freestanding structure in 18 minutes made out of tape, spaghetti, string, and a marshmallow - you can read more about it http://marshmallowchallenge.com/Welcome.html (see photos below). We did this activity so the groups had to work together quickly and communicate with each other. Next week, we will set up group norms and expectations which will lead to groups creating a contract they will follow throughout this unit. Groups will also begin researching their topics. We will be learning how to research - how to take notes, how to cite sources, how to put information in our own words, and how to gather information. The following topics were chosen: Heat Wave, Tornado, Blizzard, Hurricane, Hail, Floods, Fog/Clouds, Thunder & Lightening, Wind.
If you or anyone you know has expertise in the field of weather, please let me know! We would love to have them share during this unit. Also, if you are interested in helping the students with their research March 30-2, let me know if you are available in the morning.