SPRING FUNDRAISER!!!!! Our annual Spring Fundraiser is fast approaching. This year our Spring Fundraiser will run from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20. All of the funds raised this year will go towards improving technology for our classrooms. Each day that week, we will host a different activity. For $2 on Monday, students can dress like a ‘Pirate.’ On Tuesday, enjoy a bag of popcorn for $2. Wednesday is Pancake Breakfast. Order 1 pancake for $2 or 3 pancakes for $5. Gluten-free pancakes are also available! 1 gluten-free pancake for $2.50 or 3 for $6.00. On Thursday, enjoy an ice cream sundae for $5. Sundaes include two scoops of vanilla OR chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce. Add a banana or apple for $1. To wrap up the week we will be hosting a dance party for $5. Order forms have been sent home and will be due no later than Friday, April 12. For students who collect a minimum of $35, they will get to enjoy a morning or afternoon at Kidsport. Please use the pledge sheet provided and be sure to turn in on a daily basis! Daily prizes for the most amount of money brought in are; bonus casual days, getting to sit at your teacher’s desk for a day, or shooting Mr. Foster with a Nerf gun. School wide fundraising targets will allow students the opportunity to give Mr. Rozario a makeup lesson or water balloon their teachers. So, get out there SJA, and raise some money!!!!!
We began the day writing our Unit 23 spelling test.
Next we had French and then Gym.
After first recess and lunch we looked at patterns on grids during math class. First Ms. Jaskolka showed us three different patterns on a grid and we discussed as a class what we noticed about each pattern. Example: the pattern repeats red, orange, green and yellow; row 1 and 5 are the same; column 2 and 6 are the same. We then worked in partners to answer questions related to patterns on a grid.
After second recess and lunch we moved onto UOI. During UOI, we discussed the difference between strength and stability and how it is important that structures are both strong and stable.
We also watched a video to better understand why structures need to be stable and strong; we looked at the houses built by the three little pigs:
After we explored the effects that various forces and loads have upon objects, materials, and structures. Students can continue this exploration at home:
We also watched a fun video to see how we could build a structure out of paper that could hold up a book! We watched as the paper was bent and folded to see which shape is strongest and can best support the weight of a heavy book!! Check it out!
At the end of the day, we worked on our TRIBES activity in which we were put into groups and created a puzzle piece. Students wrote one thing about themselves and decorated their puzzle in such a way that describes themselves and their personality. Students were put into groups to interact with students not normally at their table groups. Students will finish working on their puzzle pieces next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
-Read for 20 minutes
-Math worksheet [patterns on grids]
-Math test on Tuesday
-UOI research project on structures