February 10, 2021 | Ms. Jonker
This week, Adventurous did a mini STEAM unit exploring a topic of choice! After this interim period, students will begin a new projects about simple machines. Today students reflected about partner work and considered whether they’d want to work with a partner on the next STEAM project.
In math, students are wrapping up multiplication and division.
In a few weeks we will begin geometry. They will have opportunities to apply measurement skills and understanding about shapes in project work.
In language arts, students are reading and writing non-fiction. They began this unit seeking out topics that interest them and reading widely about those topics. They chose topics and started note-taking on those topics, narrowing down some different main ideas they can use in their upcoming expository essay.
We have also been meeting as a class to celebrate Black History Month. We are centering and celebrating the excellence of black voices. We take 15 minutes each morning to discuss exceptional people like Maya Angelou and Mae Jemison. We are also having discussions about the principles of Kwanzaa, and drawing connections between those principles and other things we have been learning about in class and in worship.
The on-campus students continue to enjoy park time together! Yay Snow!