Pratt's Primary Corner
Weekly Update- April 6, 2018
Week at a Glance
Math- We're digging into geometry with unit 6 of Bridges. We've really focused on attributes of shapes this week and were able to build different shapes using tangrams. Our E4Tech module is also about area & perimeter, so we're getting a "double dose" of geometry. :)
Science- When students arrived on Tuesday they immediately noticed we had some creepy, crawly friends in our classroom- caterpillars!! We are observing and investigating the life cycle of a butterfly to take note of how adults differ from young, as well as how animals/insects look different depending on the stage of its life.
The context of our E4Tech lessons this module is shipwrecks on Lake Erie. Through this we've been learning about NOAA and discussing how scientists investigate shipwrecks and the importance of unmanned systems to keep wildlife and plants safe.
Social Studies- Mrs. Bush is volunteering her time every week for Junior Achievement. Through this program students learn about budgeting, community, and economics.
Writing- We're still working on our informational writing and I am SO impressed with the revising students have done based on our mini lessons. This week we focused on writers being researchers. We learned that even fiction writers may have to do some research! We also learned the importance of putting research into our own words or using quotation marks.
- Form 5 Prosthetics will be there (the founder spoke with us a few years ago)
- Arduino workshop w/ COSI (we will be using arduino boards for our robots soon)
- LEGO Robotics
- Robotics Challenge
- Underwater Robotics (goes right along with our E4Tech lessons!)
Tickets are FREE for kids and only $5 for adults, if you're interested here is the link: http://makerx.org/
We will be taking the math OST test on May 1 & 2.
The best test prep you can do is be sure your child gets to bed early the night before, has a stress-free morning and eats breakfast! :)
Students wore the hat of exploring scientists as they visited and explored various shipwrecks. After visiting the shipwrecks, they determined their distance traveled.
We've been learning about the power of our responses and how they control our outcomes! Ask your child what E+R=O means.
Creepy Crawly Caterpillars
Checking out our caterpillars as they begin to form a chrysalis.
Students created a path to explore shipwrecks and then found the distance around their path.
Caroline is deep in thought as she reads a poem.
Rent Club Lunch
Our entire class is still in the rent club! We had our monthly rent club lunch. If everyone stays in the club, we will celebrate with pizza in May!