The Light Bulb Labs
Big Ideas from the week of November 9, 2015
The Week in Review
After a midway assessment on time, we determined that most of our students needed a lot more practice with elapsed time. Mrs. Frederick introduced the "Elapsed Time Mountain Strategy" and boy was it a hit! Ask your child to show you the elapsed time mountain strategy. Now that our students are showing a lot more confidence with elapsed time, we will be taking an assessment over time late this week. You can study for the test by working on these topics:
- Tell time to the minute
- Tell time two or more ways (ex. 12:15, quarter after 12, or 15 minutes after 2)
- Tell elapsed time (ex. 2 hours after 4:15 is _____, the movie starts at 7:05 and ends at 9:25-how long is the movie, etc.)
In Science our herbs are growing and we couldn't be more pumped! Some herbs are growing better than others which has led to some very rich discussions. We talked a lot this week about Earth's natural resources. Ask your child if they can tell you a few! They should also be able to tell you that some resources are renewable and some are nonrenewable.
Genius Hour...A Smashing Success!
Thank you for all your support for Genius Hour!
Now we are on to Genius Hour...round 2. How will the Light Bulb Labs G.I.V.E. back...stay tuned to find out!
Coming Up Next...
Also this week, we will continue Fall Conferences. We want to thank the families that came in last week. We absolutely loved sharing your child's work with you and having a two way conversation about where you child is at, and how we can support him/her in the classroom and beyond our four walls. We are excited to have even more of these important conversations this week. Here is the link to the sign up genius if you need to confirm your time: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49adad2da0fd0-fall1.