Sunday, April 21, 2013

O is for Ohlones and Oobleck

What a great week! We had so many fun and interactive lessons. From visiting our buddies to watching the fifth grade colonies play, we had a lot of adventures.

We started reading Charlotte's Web. We've been practicing various reading and grammar skills through the eyes of the story.

In Math we worked on different strategies for customary measurement. We did an activity where students had to think about weight of objects in relation to their own weight. We also reviewed volume and area.

In Science we started our moon observation project and have been charting its phases each day. We also had some visitors from Camp Edmo who taught us about non-nuetonian fluids. They also made oobleck with the class.

For Social Studies last week we studied the land of the Ohlone people. We also had a special visit from an Ohlone expert who taught us about the Ohlpne people. He even started a fire on the blacktop in the traditional Ohlone way.

In Writing this week we learned how to express feelings in narratives. We also started writing our ABC fairytales in the computer lab.

Here's what's coming up this week:
  • Reading: continue Charlotte's Web
  • Math: topic 16 test Wednesday 
  • Science: start planet projects
  • Social Studies: Ohlone shelters 
  • Writing: ABC fairy tale continued
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Open House Survey Results

It was great seeing so many of you at open house this Thursday. Here are the results of our survey with the right answers boxed in red. I hope you have a wonderful spring break.