Second grade has been learning about graphs. They got the opportunity to us their math, writing, and art skills in a project about the best parts of spring. Students created a line plot and picture graph to show what their favorite part of spring is. They also got to write an opinion paper and create a watercolor kite!
Our after school clubs started yesterday. In Mrs. Funes’ class we are learning American Sign Language also known as ASL. Today we learned how to sign the alphabet and how to greet someone and respond. It’s exciting to see so many students excited to be learning a new language and more about the deaf community!
For our electricity science unit, we made electricity game boards. Our game boards worked by touching a wire to a brad and if you answered the question correctly a tiny light bulb would light up. This worked because we had foil on the back of the game board acting as wires for our game. We used a battery as our power source, and with wires we lit up the light bulb when the player touched the correct answer with the correct question. We decorated them in different ways with different themes. Some examples are; food, Disney, cats, video games, etc.
Our literacy week and fundraiser was a huge success. We enjoyed celebrating and promoting reading in honor of Dr. Seuss. Meadow Brook wants to say THANK YOU for all of the participation and support during Literacy Week. We are excited to get more books for our Leveled Library and technology programs to enhance student learning. We are already looking forward to this event for next year!
Ever wonder what your Social Media page would look like if you were posting on an actual wall instead of a virtual one? Students in Sherri's Class worked on the concept of facts and opinions in a project based learning format throughout the month of February. Each student posted a fact on their "wall" and their opinion on a friend's wall for each major holiday and/or event throughout February. We talked about friendship and being friends with each person in our class. We learned facts about groundhogs, Valentine's day, Chinese New Year, and President's day. We reinforced the idea that
In third grade we had a fun science experiment where my students learned to talk about the importance of making good observations in the scientific method. Students were given ice-globes, salt, sugar, magnifying glasses and flashlights. As they poured salt and sugar on the ice-globe they were encouraged to observe the difference between the two. Even though salt and sugar look identical, we observed they have different chemical compositions because one melts ice, where the other does not. This experiment then led to another important step in the scientific method, questioning.
This year in Mrs.Oropeza's class we have been learning about controlling our anger in positive ways. Here are some ways to control your anger. Take a deep breath. Talk about it. Think of peaceful places. You can write, draw, read, listen to music. Go exercise! You can scream into your pillow! Drink some Milk! Go outside and jump rope. Do something for someone. Cuddle with a blanket. you can also count to ten and count down again. That is what we can do to control our anger.