- We need old, used lamps for our restoration project during Maker Space. We need 9 more lamps. Can you help?
- Sign up for DVIA Summer Camp in the office! It's going to be a wild summer at DVIA!!
- Don't forget to sign up for your Curriculum Resources for next year. A newsletter email went out last Saturday: Click to view the link of Universal Resources and Curriculum Resource Choices
- POL meeting for Darlene's Class: Monday, April 25 & Tuesday, April 26 from 3:15-4:00 in our room
- PEC #4: Wed, April 27 from 9:15-2:15 @ Hawthorne Memorial Center, focus on Social-Emotional Learning BYOL: Bring your own lunch and water bottle!
- Guest Speaker: I would love to have a guest speaker come and talk with our class about circuits, the profession of electricians, and precautions when experimenting with circuits.
Students continue to work on their layout book and editing their fairy tale stories.
Reading: We are 3/4th of the way done with Rump! We just finished reading Chapters 25-26 which gave us warnings from Red and now Rump is on the move, leaving his aunts in Beyond. He just learned that part of his name is Rumple. He's getting closer to finding out his destiny.
Science: Circuitry-Students have been exploring how to make a basic circuit with snap circuits, alligator clips, and loads (light bulbs and motors). Students experimented with static electricity using balloons to pick up different kinds of paper. We also identified the difference between a closed and open circuit. Students used their basic circuits to discover which materials would be best conductors and insulators of electricity. Finally, we used the Snap Circuit Rovers to experiment and determine the difference between a parallel circuit and a series circuit. We also defined resistors and capacitors. Students began thinking about what electrical appliances and toys could use parallel or series circuits.
Makerspace: We are at a stand-still with our Lamp Project. Mr. Jim and I are trying to think of a different project that also includes circuits. Reach out to me if you have some suggestions.
Math: Third grade students have been working on understanding time and how much is a minute versus 5 minutes. They used timers to see how long an activity takes.