Pine Glen has a new positive reinforcement school-wide program in place. We are going to ASK if our behavior:
A: Is it appropriate?
S: Is it safe?
K: Is it kind?
When staff notices students acting in this manner, they will give a HOOT. These "hoots" will be collected and displayed around the school. There will be prizes provided to classes once we receive a certain number of hoots.
Ms. Pavlicek was on hand to introduce us to a real hooting creature, a barred owl named Scout. Check out the photos below.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
During the month of September we learned about Egyptian symbols. Each day we kept track of the symbols and related them to our modern numbers. We learned that the pattern was multiples of 11. I challenged the students during the second week of school and then the parents at Open House to predict what the symbols on the last card would be. Here is the reveal of the final day:
|Missy adds to our calendar and chart during the last week of September.|
|We looked at our predictions to see if anyone was correct.|
|Kevin flipped over our final card. Even though there are only 30 days in September, we had 31 cards.|
|Our 31st card show 3 scrolls, 2 heel bones, and 1 staff, which equals 341. 31X11 =341|
A force is a push or a pull. Did you know that an object at rest will remain at rest until a force acts upon it? This week we experimented with how to apply force to a mass by pushing and pulling our friends on the swings. One student was the recorder who told the force what to do with the "mass" that sat on the swing.
|Cora records how Missy starts moving Derrick.|
|Ryan watches as Dylan makes Aesha go faster.|
|Kevin practices changing Pedro's direction.|
|Dylan draws a diagram to show how Aesha is slowing down Ryan's movement.|
|Pedro videos Erin stopping Kevin's motion.|
|Shira explains the directions to Nolan and Alexis.|
|The 207ers did an amazing job demonstrating force and motion this week!|
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Judy was a volunteer during our first Bridges Program, which is a wonderful inter-generational program that brings seniors into our classrooms to do activities with our students. This program will take place at Pine Glen toward the end of the year. Judy continues to volunteer biweekly in our classroom by reading a story to us. This is a great opportunity for our students to hear both fiction and nonfiction stories that pertain to what we are learning in class. Today Judy read The Wondrous Whirligig by Andrew Glass. This story aligns perfectly with our studies of force, motion and flight as it is about the Wright Brothers and their first ideas of flight.