5th graders participated in Settlers and Indigenous Peoples Day! They got a taste of what it would be like to live in the United States before it officially became a country as they did crafts and activities that Native Americans and European settlers did during that time period. They made homemade butter, pinch pots, yarn dolls, rope, and whirligigs, and they learned how to weave with yarn and a paper plate! We had a great time!
In 2nd grade we are learning the properties of matter. Sometimes matter is soft, stiff, or water absorbent. Our students were ‘stranded on an island’ and needed to make a hat that could absorb sweat and keep the sun off. But they only had the packaging from their lunch. Paper towels to absorb the sweat. More stuff material for the shade. They did an awesome job!
This week kindergarteners are getting an introduction to forces and motions talking about terms like push and pull. A science outreach program called Discovery Gateway came to Meadow Brook to teach more about this concept. Students were able to investigate and demonstrate their learning by doing hands on activities.
In speech this week, our students have been working very hard on telling complete stories with appropriate grammar. We love using the "Story Champs" program to achieve this. Our story picture cards, icons, and color-coded popsicle sticks help students remember to include the main parts of a story: character, setting, problem, feeling, action, conclusion, and end feeling. We are so proud of our students who are learning to tell/retell stories anywhere from personal narratives to academic literature like pros!