This question came up during someone's research about soil. I think it's a great SOLE question. We're finding out about it this week.
Ending the week with a fun game of Women's Basketball at Cleveland State.
Inquiry into rocks and soil
TIME FOR SOME ACTION
London sharing his "Hopes and Dreams" paper using the podium that Eloise took ACTION to create. Thank you, Eloise! Author's Chair is really improving our public speaking.
Thank you to State Representative, Stephanie Howse for taking ACTION and stopping by to discuss ways we can all improve our community.
Several CIS students and staff members attended the Womens March. Delaney took her ACTION all the way to D.C.
Thank you to Alta, who knows just what kind of ACTION to take to make the class smile:) Nothing like donuts on a Friday.
For our first week back since winter break, we revisited our school's Essential Agreements:
Respect the environment
Respect personal space
Stay with the Group
We also set new goals for our 2nd semester of Third Grade. Ask your child what they are focusing for their last semester of the school year.
With starting back a little later in January, than in the past, our week connected with celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We researched, read books, and watched 4 minutes of his, "I Have a Dream" speech. Afterwards, we wrote about,
"Our Hopes and Dreams for the Future."
I like to incorporate lessons before our day off, so students understand why they have the day off. When we come back on Tuesday, we will share any activities or discussions families had to honor Dr. King's life.
Reading these papers will facilitate conversations as they allow you to see what children are thinking and feeling. (Not everyone was finished when I took these pictures). The big question that kept coming up, "Why do children have to speak kindly when grown-ups don't?" Also, one student said, "People in the REAL WORLD don't follow the Essential Agreements."
We are the REAL WORLD and I need your help in discussing with your child, how we have to still do our part to make our homes, school, and world better....even if those around us aren't doing their part.
They sure are watching and listening!
Making predictions and investigating mass and liquid volume with boats and lego bricks.
The winners of the boat challenge!
Learning more about matter and observing changes in the states of matter.
Observing and recording the properties of matter.
Working on our Louise Nevelson family projects
Celebrating with a hot cocoa bar and books about the different ways people celebrate the holidays.
And our favorite December activity....collecting socks for the homeless and items for the children/families at The Providence House.
My favorite socks, thanks to a little elf in my classroom! A great way to start break!