Friday, May 1, 2015

YES HERALD 5/1/15

This week's bloggers: Jack and Lexi

What a week!  Most of this week was devoted to MEA testing so this blog will be a little shorter than usual. 

MATH

Our class looked at a math assignment about measurements from 1897!  Jack says it was a bit challenging  because back in the olden days, they measured in units called "rods" and we didn't know what that was. 

We  also learned how to find the volume of a 3D shape.  

WRITING

We didn't do regular writing this week because of MEAS. 

READING

In our poetry unit,  we're studying haikus, Japanese poetry with 17 syllables.  Pretty hai-cool. 

SCIENCE

We are studying the weather. This week we learned about heat waves. This is when the temperature is much higher than usual for several days.   

In other news...

MEAS
On Monday we practiced how to take MEA tests and Tuesday through Friday we showed off our reading and writing skills. Next week, we'll take the math portion of the MEAs.   Lexi and Jack said the whole class did great but their brains are tired. 

EXTRA RECESS

As a reward for our hard work, Mr. Abbott gave us extra recess.  Thanks Mr. Abbott. We needed it. 

GARDENING INSIDE AND OUT 

Now that spring is finally here, we're planting veggies and flowers.  Mrs. Sinclair helped us plant watermelons, cantaloupes and flowers in the classroom. We'll transplant them into our class plot once they get a bit bigger. We also planted lettuce, spinach and radish seeds directly into the garden. Expect a salad party before the end of the school year. 

HAZEL TIME!

Mr. Abbott's baby daughter Hazel came in to help us take care of the chickens.  She's bigger than a hen now, but not by much. 

ROCK ON

We are collecting rocks for an art project. Stay tuned for more details.  


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