Sunday, March 12, 2017

The March 10th Gold Rush Day was great fun! The students enjoyed visiting different stations where they made cornhusk dolls, created leather tooling designs, puppets, and sang songs.  We dined on chicken and mashed potatoes and the day culminated with a large hoedown in front of the school. A huge thank you to all of the parents that volunteered throughout the day.

We need two more volunteers for Monday a.m. psychomotor from 8:10 – 9:10.  Please help!

Language Arts.  Reading and Writing from the Extreme Settings Great Minds program.  Core Literature:  Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  Focus Question: How does setting influence character and plot development?  This week we continue to focus on understanding Brian’s moods, vocabulary, and the narrative assignment.

Writing. Narrative from Extreme Settings.

Eureka Math:    Fractions.   Lessons 26 – 30.  Extending Fraction Equivalence to Fractions Greater Than 1. Compare fractions greater than 1 to express them in various forms using benchmark fractions or by creating common numerators or denominators.

Science.  Energy.  Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) FOSS Energy Module. This week we move on to a new investigation to discover the connection between magnetism, iron and electricity. Focus Questions:  What materials stick to magnets, what happens when two or more magnets interact, what happens to the force of attraction between two magnets as the distance between them changes. 

Social Studies.   Rancheros.

Music.  8:10 – 8:40 Tuesday

Physical Education.  Psychomotor on Monday - we need volunteers to help from 8:05 - 9:00.  Class on Wednesday from 10:40 - 11:15.

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