Short Week Again!
9/21 through 9/25
Celebrating a Holy Day! by Jack
This is the holiest day of the Jewish Calendar. As a family we follow many traditions.One of the traditions is to break the fast. We have to fast for from sundown to sundown, but because I am a kid I do not have to fast. When the sun went down we gathered at the kitchen table so we could break the fast. We ate chicken, apples and matzah ball soup. I enjoy these special holidays with my family.
Using the Outdoor Classroom! By John
The reason we went to the outdoor classroom is to take make observations about our surroundings. I saw a grasshopper and found a lot of poison ivy. I saw all kinds of tree and some even had some vines growing up the tree trunk. I hope our science class has a chance to ues the outdoor classroom again
Is it a music box or elves? by Zi Rui
Panda Cam and Observations! by Christian
In language arts we are observing pandas, so we can get better at making observations. We are also writing a research report together on pandas. We are watching two pandas in particular, Mei Xiang and the baby cub, who was recently named Bei Bei. Will fill out a special form about who we see and what they are doing in the live webcam.
Baby Panda Named!! by Michael
Mei Xiang’s baby panda cub has a name, Bei Bei. Bei Bei means ,” precious, treasure” in Mandarin Chinese. Our First Lady of the United States , Michelle Obama, and First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, Peng Liyuan named the cub. Mrs. Obama named the cub in celebration of the state visit and as a special honor for the cub. Our class has been watching the cub and his mom for about a week now and we are so excited he has a name.
FUN FACT- In China, the tradition is to wait 100 days to name their babies. American zoo have continued the custom for their adorable guest and wait 100 days to name them.
Factor Trees! by Hailey and Monserrat
This week in math we learned about prime factorization to find the factors of a number.We used factor trees to find the longest string of prime numbers.
Some examples of prime factorization are 2,3,5,7,11,13
The smallest prime factor is 2 and it is also an even number. It can also be 3, 5, 7.
Exponent: A number that indicates how many times a number or expression is to be multiplied by itself.
Ex: 2 * 2 * 2 = 8