Thursday already! Another week is almost over, and with that another month is soon to be completed as well. We continue our morning meetings on most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It’s a nice time to connect with our classroom friends and offer an opportunity to share something happening outside of school. This week we have also been discussing the importance of listening to others with not only our ears, but our eyes and hearts, too. Students used their persuasive writing skills to write about and persuade our class members to always listen. Including strong words like “everyone is doing it’ or ‘intelligent people agree’. We learned the EITHER OR strategy to implement when thinking of our word choice in persuasive writing.
E: Everyone is doing it.
I: Intelligent people agree with this!
T: This is good for you or someone you know.
H: Doing this will make you happy.
E: Everyone is entitled to this; it is their right.
R: Many good reasons prove this so.
O: Opposing point of view is wrong.
R: This is an important responsibility.
Science FINALLY brought us to the point where we could start building! We started working with pendulums to investigate kinetic and potential energy further. Today we built the pendulums, and tomorrow we hope to explore the relationship between the speed and energy of an object using it. Next on the agenda will be building our cars as we prepare to design our safety features in hopes of preventing the egg from cracking if the car crashes. Time to get our thinking hats on as we take on the role of engineers!
We have started our journey across the SE! On our way we will make sure everyone knows the state location and capital. We completed a map with this information earlier in the week to be used as a study guide. Hopefully it has made its way home..... The test will be on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2. The format will be the same as the NE states and capitals test.
Hopefully you have started thinking about the Science Fair and have a plan of action! Please check out an earlier blog post regarding further information or the informational sheet sent home in the Tuesday envelope if you have questions. Otherwise, always feel free to check in with me.
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!