- Adventure City Field trip money: Due by Friday, March 4th to Darlene. Please be sure to sign up by March 4th, so that I can give the park our final count. Don't forget to fill out the field trip permission slip. It will be attached at the end of this Radar Check.
- Adventure City Field trip: Friday, March 11 from 10-2. Make sure you arrange your own transportation for your child. Look on the signupgenius and contact the parents who have offered to take additional students in their car. Whe you have secured a ride for your student, please indicate with whom on the signupgenius link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da8a72fa02-adventure
- SLC's: Tue, Mar. 1 & Wed, Mar. 2 are Homeschooling days. You will be writing your student(s) a letter about your observations of their strengths and challenges. Please plan to be available for the duration of the hour to give your student enough time to share their learning. I will be asking students about their homeschool learning, but I am not asking them to bring anything from home. I’m saving those lessons for POL’s.
As a reminder, there will not be supervision on the playground; therefore, we ask that you plan to bring quiet activities for siblings or get a babysitter for that hour. Siblings must stay with you in the room unless you bring another adult with you to watch them outside.
Math with Megan: To wrap up our unit on fractions, students will be creating their own fraction games and will get an opportunity to play their games for SLC's. All students will be moved to the geometry module in ST Math. The geometry module doesn’t have a lot of objectives. After students complete the geometry module, they will continue their progress on fractions. If you would like your student’s ST Math progress, please email me privately.
Reading: Rump...: We read Chapters 15-16 this week, which is halfway through the book. We learned more about Opal, the miller's daughter, who got taken by King Barf and locked in the tower to spin gold. We had deep discussions about Opal being greedy and a brat, demanding Rump to spin gold for her. We also learned that in order for Rump to give the gold away, he must receive something in return. We read the part when Rump sneaks into the castle to help Opal, but now he's wondering if he really helped her. The students are identifying character traits, citing evidence to their thinking by finding passages in the book, and looking at the different perspectives of each character. We have been climbing our way to the climax, but have not reached it yet.
Project: I created a deadline for their Animate It videos to be finished by Thu/Fri, and to my surprise, all the teams did finish! Students will not share their Animate It videos until Exhibition, but I've attached a few sneak peek pics to entice your curiosity. We will move into the next phase of our project: Applying the Laws of Motion to understand roller coasters. This week, each class worked together to begin assembling a K'NEX roller coaster or Ferris Wheel. Students will begin roller coaster rotation stations to explore the science behind roller coasters this week.