Bingo for Books has been cancelled tonight due to the incoming snowstorm. Instead enjoy the snow, a cup of cocoa, and share a good book.
Spelling – Unit 13 silent letters
Tuesday Night – STEM night at school from 6:00 to 8:00
I hope to see you there.
Stout Play on Wednesday – We are heading over for the morning only to see a play about bullying and its consequences. Early reviews say it is good.
Science Quiz on Wednesday
Fossils – the students have a “Y” chart to use for studying
1. types of fossils
2. how are fossils formed
3. what can we learn from fossils
Spelling Words – Review unit
Now we would like to wrap our lockers in holiday wrapping paper. We are asking each student to cut a piece of holiday wrapping paper that is 10 inches wide and 59 inches long. Please bring it in on Monday. Then we will tape it to their locker. Having the student work on measuring the paper is another way to practice a math skill. Here is a sample of last year’s lockers.
Yesterday we made fondue fossils by placing a plastic animal in the mud and covering it with layers of dirt and rock (chocolate). Today we worked on excavating our fossils. We were working carefully to have a mold fossil of the animal that was buried in mud. The plastic animal represents the cast fossil of the animal. Our class found that this was harder than they thought and definitely tedious.
We have been exploring fossils in science. There are several songs and videos to help the students understand the different types of fossils and what we can learn from them.