What do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims and Colonists, in other words, our colonial unit. Mrs. Alavilli has been working hard to get all the materials prepped. I will work this weekend to set up the Sign-Up Genius for the craft workshops. Sign up for what you are interested and able to do. Please don't feel obligated. I believe that if we all do what we can, when we can, we will easily get the work done. Come to enjoy being with the kids.
We have been learning about U.S. Customary measurement and metric measurement. Deciding what tool to use is part of what is assessed in second grade. If you want to weave that into some conversation, that would be appreciated. You can also ask about body parts that are about the length of different measurements (inch, yard, etc).
On Tuesday we will be doing Book Clubs with our 5th Grade Learning Buddies. Ms. Wilson is doing action research on student-led discussions and I'm excited to watch our kids in action and talk with her about what she notices. We read the book Maddi's Fridge and the students filled out a readers journal to prepare for the book clubs.
We finished our Laura Bridgman opinion writing and watched "Miracle Worker" to wrap up that unit. Miracle Worker is the story of Helen Keller. There are so many similarities to Laura Bridgman. We are moving into more science now that the biography and opinion writing is done. With that in mind, if your child has his/her science journal at home, it would be great if they could bring that to school. They should know if it is at school because I handed out the ones that I had. We last used them for moon observations. It's not a big deal if they don't have it. I can use other paper.
Here's the word scramble from this last week. It's a reminder that we have one more week to bring this in for the Haven.
Have a great weekend,