We've been talking a lot about "being in the moment" and enjoying each and every day together of these last few weeks. As Gavin pointed out, "I'm grateful for TODAY!"
This month's homework was so much fun to share! We loved revealing and discussing the contents of our time capsules, presenting our SBLC brochures, and connecting to one another with our mindfulness narratives.
Each grade level had the opportunity to share their Book Partnership book shares. We've got some new ideas for summer reading, thanks to our friends' reviews. As Ava S. mentioned, "We presented about The Magic Finger and it was really fun." She also has taken to heart our positive critique and drafting sessions in that she points out what they could have done to improve, "we could use pencil first, not pen, so there would be fewer mistakes." Fabulous thinking for future work!
Science & Social Studies
Second and third graders spent the week learning about landforms, created riddles to share using landform features and characteristics, and even created their own island! We've certainly got a creative group!
We also compared water levels of Austin lakes and rivers at the interactive site below. Pretty amazing!
Fourth grade delved into Texas history. Through primary and secondary sources, we were able to understand the details of Texas revolution and independence. We learned some pretty fascinating details about the battles that shaped our Texas spirit: the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto.
Fourth graders worked on their tree growth projects and shared them with the class at the end of the week.
Third graders finished their projects on annual rainfall and lake level.
Second grade finished their projects on Texas insets that have fours stages in their life cycle.