Monday, March 12, 2018

Exploring the WWI trunk

Students are introduced to some basic ideas about WWI. Students are discovering which countries were involved and how warfare has changed since the Civil War. It was considered the Great War since so many countries were involved worldwide. Students explored the role of the trenches, submarines, and airplanes. A war that was touted to be a "quick" effort that should be over by Christmas, dragged on for years. 

Below, you can see students exploring the WWI trunk from the Missouri State Museum.

Measuring Length and Volume

Students collect a data set to create a line plot graph. Students measured their height in inches.  Our range of height was 54 inches- 64 inches.

 Students found the volume of the Willis Tower in Chicago.  Using a "model" of the towers. We discovered that there were nine towers.  Then, using some data provided, students were challenged with finding the approximate volume of the towers. A great challenging problem!

Our first round of computation. Back to the drawing board!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Playing UNO with our Kindergarten buddies!

Love spending time with our buddy class! Practicing number recognition and helping with some Uno strategy!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Using Google Earth to Talk and Learn

Students use the app Google Earth to show each other where they live, where they have lived, where they have traveled. Some looked for destinations that we have read about in our books.  Great community building and talk about geography!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Civil War Centers

Students are rotating through a variety of exploration centers focused on the Civil War. Students will investigate the reasons for the civil war, the different economies of the north and south, the geography of the war, and the leaders of the war.  Over two weeks, students will read, listen and touch replica artifacts from the 1860's!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Biz Town 2018

What a great trip to Biz Town today! Students worked hard, had fun, and hopefully learned that being an adult is a huge responsibility!