Meadow Brooks third grade participated in our first culture day this last week! This is a fun and unique opportunity for our students to learn about different cultures and see the world through a different lens. This last week our students got to learn about Wales, England. A big shout out to Mrs. Pendlebury for taking the time to come in and share her personal experiences and life in Wales. The students especially enjoyed learning about the Welsh language and that there are currently more sheep than people! We look forward to the next month's experience and culture
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This month in art we are learning about still-life art. We talked about what makes art still-life and learned a little bit about the artist Paul Cezzane. In kindergarten and first grade the students got to draw apples on a colorful table cloth like Cezzane. Second and third graders drew still-lifes of pumpkins and learned about shading. The big kids (fourth, fifth and sixth graders) drew a pot of succulents from observation and learned how all art is made of basic shapes.
On Friday we celebrated "Johnny Appleseed Day" with an apple graph and applesauce. We got to taste each type of apple and vote for our favorite kind. Yellow and green almost tied but in the end yellow apples were the favorite. We created a 'pictograph' and then used that information to make a 'bar graph'. We all had a lot of fun!
We are so excited to announcement our first ever Meadow Brook Fall Chalk Fest PTA Fundraiser on October 9th. Our theme will be "Together We Rise." Chalking with be from 3:15pm till 6pm and viewing, judging, concession, pumpkins, and silent auction will be from 6pm till dark. Chalk blocks can be reserved from $20-$30, with an additional $5 judging fee. We will have some incredible prizes thanks to some wonderful local sponsors, so you will definitely want to be part of the judging competition.
Sixth grade students have been learning about the reasons for the seasons. They were able to take data readings at four different globes for both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Then, students analyzed their data to determine which globe represented which season. Students also found that their data for the two hemispheres showed why the hemispheres have opposite seasons. Students were able to prove through this lab why Earth's tilt and revolution around the Sun cause the seasons.
4th graders at Meadow Brook Elementary are building scientific reasoning skills and strategies through this year's SEED Standards. Right now are learning all about energy - how it transfers and what happens when objects collide. 4th Graders in Mrs. Anderson's class designed an experiment to test what happened when balls of different sizes and weights were rolled and hit a water bottle. They chose to use a beach ball, kickball, a little whiffle ball, golf ball, and a bouncy ball. Through their test, they were able to determine the effect of energy on objects when they collide.
Mrs. Wray's class has been hard at work learning keyboarding. Every day they practice their keyboard ettiquette and typing with their fingers on home row. They even practiced with a paper on top of their hands so they could practice typing without looking at the keys. They're doing so well, they can now type 16 words a minute!