Today in Science students worked in teams to design and build a sand castle. Then they used materials such as blocks and popsicle sticks to create a barrier system to protect their sand castle from the slow changes of wind and water. They did a great job!
This week in reading we worked on comparing and contrasting different versions of the same fairy or folktales. We read different versions of the Princess and the Pea, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man, and The Three Little Pigs. Students learned to look for this things were alike and different. We focused on comparing & contrasting the characters, setting, beginning, middle, end, problem, and repeating lines.
We had a very successful Literacy Night! Thank you to those who were able to join us in making some fun fluency and retelling activities!
Students were so engaged in our science learning this week. We have been investigating how fast changes affect the Earth's land. We experimented with volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes. On Friday students were given criteria for building a structure that could withstand an earthquake. They had twenty minutes to use 25 popsicle sticks, tape, and three pieces of cardstock to build their structure. Their structure had to be at least 30 cm tall and hold a pack of post it's without falling when their table was shaken for 10 seconds. Five of our eight groups were successful in the task!