Ms. Gleason's Globetrotters
Weekly Newsletter for the Week of March 15th - 18th
Let's be the boss!
Writer's workshop brought us a brand new unit. Since we have become such experts at non-fiction writing, we have begun to take a crack at fiction writing. We drew on what we know from narrative stories to plan our writing, but added 3 new steps: thinking of a character, give it a name and imagine adventures on which to take that character. We took charge of our writing when we come to a hard spot and said "yes, I can solve that problem!"
In science we are off and away on our unit about Air & Weather. This week we learned about what happens to air if we push it into a small space. We experimented with parachutes to discover how air works as a flotation device of sorts. With this beautiful weather, it was wonderful to get outdoors to conduct our experiments. We even got to design our very own parachutes! Experimenting with mass, gravity and interesting designs.
Even more exciting, we were visited by the leprechaun again this year! Your little ones made amazing traps, but that tricky little guy still was able to get away. He left some treats and notes for us, but we were stymied once again. Better luck next year, I guess!