Spring Break

I hope everyone has had a fun and relaxing break.

The past week our study of space focused on Mars and Jupiter. We began our investigation by brainstorming what we knew about the planets. After some discussion I shared NASA footage of Mars and the rover Curiosity. Following the videos we thought about how the rover was designed and engineered. After a discussion students designed their own rovers, which they build using a motor, loose parts and simple circuity.

Our Math workshop has been focused on the study of fractions. Students have been thinking where they might see or use fractions outside of the classroom. In the coming week we will be following recipes, which will allow the students practical application their knowledge.

Writing Workshop
The class has been finishing of their Best Part of Me opinion writing. You can see the photos displayed in the back of the classroom that Sarah Valentine had taken of the students "best parts". It is my hope to compile a book of the photos and writing that will be available to purchase. Stay tuned for details.

Students have started working on How to books. 

April is a busy month! 

No School Friday April 7th or Friday April 16th.

Spring Conferences:
I will begin scheduling conferences this week. 

OMSI Field Trip Wednesday April 12th
To celebrate our study of space we will be visiting OMSI. We need one more parent to chaperone this trip. Please sign up online if you are able to come. We will be traveling via MAX. 

Friday April 211) Runnaisance (Trillilum's version of the Run for the arts) which will be during the school day.  Pledge forms and more information will be forthcoming.  It's a fun way for the kids to be directly involved in their arts education funding.
2) The Arts & Music Showcase which will be held that same date in the evening from 5-8 pm.  Your child's art work will be displayed in the foray and they will be performing music on stage in the Multi Purpose Room.