Fall is the best time of year! Football, fires and family are on the top of my list! Of course it is also a busy time for students!
Third grade has been learning a wealth of information about the weather. They have built weather tools, researched and presented about weather maps and are in the process of writing their own meteorology report and filming in front of a green screen. They have decided that being a meteorologist is a lot harder than it looks. We have also been working on a Leadership unit. We have discussed the differences between a boss and a leader, ranked ourselves on leadership attributes and watched some clips of some leaders in action. These discussions have prompted some interesting conversations about how one should lead others. Through the holidays we will focus on some interest based studies and technology.
In fourth grade we have focused on Hydrology. We have learned the it takes a lot of water for us just to live our everyday lives. We have learned what pH is and why it is important. Lastly, they have discovered the water cycle is never-ending and have written a creative story from the perspective of a raindrop. Next, we will talk about filtration and the students will actually design and build (their most favorite thing to do) a filtration system using the materials I give them. Genius Hour will begin soon! I can’t wait to see all of the interesting topics the students want to explore!