Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

This week we watched a presentation of Chinese New Year.  The fifth grade came into the gym dressed as a dragon.

We are doing a great job filling our bucket!

We had an amazing week!

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

This week it was Martin Luther King, Jr Day.  We had a short day.  We had special presentations by the kindergarten and the fourth grade.  The kindergarten acted out a skit about Rosa Parks.  The fourth grade performed a poem about Dr. King's "I have a dream... " speech.  We went into multi-age groups until 10 am to talk about school values and make pledges to make our world a better place.

We have now filled 14 buckets!

We have a new teacher, Miss Waterhouse.  She is joining us to learn how to be a teacher.  We are excited to have her!

There is also a new teacher in PE, Miss Otis.  She is learning how to be a PE teacher.

We looked at the phases of the moon this week.  We are discovering how the moon's shape changes by its position around the earth.  The moon does not provide its own light, so it is reflecting the sun's light in different positions.

We had an amazing week!

Friday, January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014

This week the cross-country skiers could not ski because we did not have enough snow.

We are learning about the moon.  The moon does not make its own light, it reflects light from the sun.  You can not see the sun at night, but you can see the moon sometimes because it is reflecting the sun's light.  The moon does not actually change shape.  The earth is just blocking some of the light.  The moon has craters and mountains.  The moon is made of dust.  Neil Armstrong was the first person on the moon.  His footprints are still there because there is no wind or rain.  He had an air tank because there is no air to breathe.  He put an American flag on the moon.  The flag looks like it is blowing but it is just a wire because there is no wind.

We filled another bucket.

In Spanish we are making another story about a red dog named Cuckoo Pants.  He wants to ski but there is no snow.   It is very hot where he is.

We had an amazing week!

Friday, January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014

This week we played Star Wars in PE.

We are back from  a two week vacation.

There were two skits during morning meeting.  They were about the Unthinkables.  We learned to be nice.

We are learning about the moon.

Most of the class went skiing for the first time.  Some people even went on the chairlift.  Others were cross-country skiing.  We will do that for the next few Thursdays.

We filled another bucket this week--that makes 12!

We had an amazing week!