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March 2019

Teamwork in Third Grade

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:55
Attributions: 
Karen Thomas
Teamwork in Third Grade

We learned all about teamwork in 3rd grade at our Fun Friday last week! Our goal was to stack a pyramid of cups without using our hands-only using rubber bands. At first we couldn’t talk at all, and that was pretty tough! We soon learned to use our bodies to communicate, to have patience, to listen to others’ ideas, and to work together as a team to accomplish a goal!

Graphing in 2nd Grade

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:49
Attributions: 
Katie Carrick
Graphing in 2nd Grade

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!

After School ASL Class

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:26
Attributions: 
Tayva Funes
After School ASL Class

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!

Electricity in 5th Grade

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:13
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Article Written By: Laura Ralston and Kayden Bott
Electricity in 5th Grade

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.

Literacy Week

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:23
Attributions: 
Sarah Ledingham
Literacy Week

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!

February Facebook Facts and Opinions

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:29
Attributions: 
Sherri Madsen
February Facebook Facts and Opinions

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

Science Experiment in Mrs. Clare's Class

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:38
Attributions: 
Aubrey Clare
Science Experiment in Mrs. Clare's Class

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.

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