Every Thursday, Mrs. Hancock's 4th graders visit their buddies in Miss Packard's 1st grade class. It's definitely a highlight of the week! Students take turns reading stories to and with each other, and they also enjoy just getting to know one another. We're already looking forward to next Thursday!
For February, Meadow Brook students will be learning about Habit 6: Synergyze. This habit teaches the students the importance of getting along with others and working in groups. The students will learn if they work as a team, they can get more done and come up with better solutions than they could alone. Synergy is a valuable habit that can be used in many aspects of our lives: the home, school, community, workplace, teams, and clubs, to name a few. If you would like to encourage Habit 6 in the home you can organize, plan, and implement a family service project. You can also work as a
4th grade just wrapped up their science unit on soil. We reviewed by making an edible soil profile, complete with 3 layers of soil (bedrock, subsoil, and topsoil) and different things you'd find in the layers. Plants and roots help slow erosion, and creatures like worms add to the organic material that gives topsoil its rich nutrients. We had a blast, and the kids loved "eating dirt!"
After learning about heat transfer, seasonal change, and the long-term effects of decreasing temperature on plant and animal life, sixth graders at Meadow Brook Elementary were ready to put their knowledge to good use. They boarded space ships at the Christa McAuliffe Space Center and were soon on their way to save the Enooks, an alien race on a distant planet. It took a lot of teamwork, quick thinking, and precise communication, but the students were finally able to complete their mission and return to earth. “This was one of my favorite field trips ever!
We are so proud of everything that our 3rd graders are doing! Not only are they passing off math facts like crazy, but they are showing great behavior in class and being amazing students in all that they do. We'd like to especially recognize the following students for excelling in so many things in November & December-
Here are our awesome 2nd grade students of the month for December. We appreciate all of their hard work and good choices. Congratulations to Maris, Mairee, Connor, Haley, Samantha, Camryn, Nely, Leo, Gabby, Lucas, Dayanara, and Paislee.
We also want to congratulate all those who earned another fast facts belt buckle this month. Way to go 2nd graders!!
For January, Meadow Brook students will be learning about Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. This habit teaches students to listen to others without interrupting or blurting out. They try to understand the other person's point of view, even if it is different from their own. If you would like to encourage Habit 5 in the home, you can play a game of Simon Says or Telephone and talk about the importance of listening. You can also have your student look around the home or neighborhood and find someone they can help.