We are practicing our division skills using money. For example, if Rufus had $49 dollars and divided it equally among 7 friends, how much would each friend get? Your answer here ________
We are busy building our sound makers for the Sound Parade. Duncan made a tuba using a plumbing pipe with a funnel on the end. He says it's also an excellent listening device. Rufus is still weighing his options. REMINDER: Students need to bring sound makers to school Monday April 13th. The parade will take place Tuesday the 14th at 2:30 in the School Garden, right after the Publishing Party. Be there!
We are finishing our non-fiction unit and we're about to tackle biographies. Biographies are true stories about people. These people are often famous but that's not a requirement.
We are getting settled into our new reading groups. It's fun having new friends to read with. Duncan and Rufus's group is reading a book about puns. You might say it's punishing. Hahahahahahaha.
We are putting the finishing touches on our informational books. This week we wrote our glossaries and conclusions. Rufus is writing about Native Americans. Duncan is writing about cars. We will share our books at a publishing party. REMINDER: The publishing party is on the 14th 1:45-2:15p.m. Be there!
IN OTHER NEWS...
Crashing surf, seagulls flying overhead, sand between our toes. Ok, not really. But we did have a beach party in the cafeteria this week. Everyone got to wear summer clothes and sit on towels. Thanks for putting on this party YES.
Beach Day also fell on April 1st. Mr. Abbott played some devious tricks on us! He also reminded us that tricks are only fun if EVERYONE laughs, even the person(s) getting tricked.
Our wheat grass is growing like crazy. It's an edible grass that's often used to make green smoothies. We'll have a taste when it gets a big bigger. For now, it's just nice to look at something fresh and green.