I am looking back at my notes from last week, and I am in awe over everything we got accomplished! I always over-plan when I think I might have a sub in the room; I don't want to leave the class without anything to do. I planned a lot because I wasn't sure if I had jury duty. As a result, our children got a lot done! I am, as always, so impressed by them!
In language arts, we took a few days to focus on pronouns. The class did great identifying them, using them in a paragraph, and even hopping on them in the hallway! 😄
In science, we are using a unit called "Animals Through Time" through Mystery Science. The class has explored a watery cave and discovered fossilized footprints, ash, and skeletal remains deep inside a cave full of water. As we learn about how the planet has changed, we hypothesize how those remains got there. And what exactly they are! They love the mystery!
We took a break from that one day to hear from a geologist in Oregon. Ph.D. student Smitty Thompson zoomed in with hundreds of classes across the United States to share her passions on glaciers, rocks, and climate change. Although it wasn't quite what we expected, we still learned a lot! The @SkypeScientist program has been truly a fun find for the class!
We also had a great time during our Mystery Location call on Thursday! We worked in two teams to answer their questions about our location and ask our questions about theirs. After about thirty minutes, we discovered that we were on Zoom with a fourth-grade class from Massachusetts. We all enjoyed it, and we want to try it with another school next semester.
Upcoming Dates to Know:
December 6 - PTA Holiday Shop
December 9 - Lockdown Drill
December 16 - Girls' STEM Club
December 17 - Winter Party hosted by Mrs. Hetman
December 20 - 31 - Winter Break