The Living Planet Aquarium's Water Van visited Meadow Brook's 4th grade this week! Students were taught about the three different environments in Utah - wetland, desert, and forest. The animal and plant life that is found in these areas is very dependent on the amount of water that is found in that environment. We used our sense of touch, sight, and hearing to identify some of the animals in these environments. Students were able to see a salamander, toad, and even touch a garter and a king snake!
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With the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, second graders were challenged to write how they would change the world. Many topics were discussed by students such as stop bullying, do not litter, be honest, and being kind to all to name a few. All these ideas were brought to life in their writing.The world sure is a brighter place with students like these in it!
2nd grade has continued their learning of habitats with a visit from the Loveland Aquarium Rainforest Van. They learned all about rainforests and were visited by a few animals from the rainforest! They took observations of the animals and asked different questions about them based off what they could see or what they were wondering! Thank you Loveland Aquarium for the visit and teaching us so many thing about the Rainforest!
We're 100 days smarter! Today in first grade we celebrated learning for 100 days. Students were able to solve tasks and create things using limited resources. Students were also able to think of things they want to accomplish before they are 100 years old. A few things our class put on their individual bucket lists were: Pet a cheetah, ride in an airplane, learn to play the piano, eat 10 burritos, be kind and go on fun trips! It sounds like they have some exciting things on their bucket list!
We just celebrated the end of term 2 in fouth grade! All 4th graders who did not get 2 behavior tickets this term got to participate in our Minute to Win Games. We had a blast blowing up balloons, popping them and wrapping students up as mummies! We hope everyone one gets to play scatter ball next term!!
This week Kindergarten students participated in a digital breakout session with our Technology Specialist, Mrs. Berns. The students used their critical thinking skills and worked together to solve problems using shapes, numbers, and directions. It was fantastic to see the children working together in small groups and the excitement as they opened three digital locks to receive the key to open a physical lock. Our Kindergarten students are wonderful problems solvers. It was exciting to celebrate their successful problem-solving.
Ms. Thomas’s 3rd grade class had the best experience with writing! We had a real author, Keri Measom-Francis, come visit us and share with us her love of writing. She introduced us to “Creative Notebooks”, which we all made. She then encouraged us to write, write, write! (A few students were so excited about these books that they made another one to use at home!)