6th AIG Lion Team
This week in math we worked on team building skills through our Marshmallow Challenge. How high can you build a freestanding structure using only 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, and 1 Marshmallow that has to be on the top of the structure? (see picture) We also reviewed Exponents and Order of Operations. (see picture)
This week in science we started our plant unit and learned about the reproductive process of a plant. We took a nature walk around the school campus and investigated the biotic and abiotic factors that we saw. Students also began brainstorming for their "Genius Hour" projects. The students have been tasked with solving a problem within their school this quarter. Today they developed their plan of attack and will create their grading rubric and pacing guide next Friday. Students were instructed that the resources for their project must be available to them and that asking their parents to contribute financially was not acceptable. Some students who need to purchase materials for their project are planning fundraisers or garage sales. Other students are starting campaigns around school to end bullying and student "labeling." Next week we will be investigating monocots and dicots and dissecting a flower. There are a lot of cool things happening in the Lion classrooms this year. It's going to be a great year!
This week in Language Arts we finished our robot projects from Ungifted. The kids did a fantastic job working with their team creating amazing robots. We extended our Flocabulary and Stem activities until Tuesday. Our iReady assessments are complete.
- Hopefully by now you have signed up and reviewed daily or weekly your child's class dojo points. If you ever have any questions, feel free to message us!
- Fundraising Attraction Books went home on Thursday. These are due back on September 17th. If you do not want to participate in the sale, just return your child's book and order form.
- Lastly a paper went home today about the parent informational meeting for our Outer Banks field trip! Be sure to ask your child for it!