Third graders had fun finding the perimeter of rectangles and different shapes. They used
geoboards and rubber bands to make a shape then they found the perimeter of their shape. They also found the length of an unknown side using the perimeter.
Fourth graders worked on classifying triangles and quadrilaterals. They also made designs using pattern blocks then told how many lines of symmetry their designs had.
Second graders enjoyed learning about polygons, 2-D shapes, and how to compose 2-D shapes with pattern blocks.
Fourth Graders are ready to take their STAAR writing test Monday and Tuesday! We have challenged ourselves with material that we know beforehand is a stretch, and have risen to the occasion by thinking critically and analytically. Let's get a good night's sleep Sunday night and a healthy breakfast Monday morning. I am so excited for these prolific writers to shine!
Third Graders have been working on short text comprehension. We examined question/answer format and strategized ways to prove our answers. We've been writing some great narratives and improving our skills with writing centers as well!
Second Grade read some picture books about segregation, and have been working on refining our summaries and honing in on the theme. The books involved quite a bit of symbolism and inference, so we flexed those muscles throughout our discussions/readings.
Science & Social Studies
We became hydrological experts this week and learned all about the water cycle. We created our own model to visualize the process, played a game to "travel" through the water cycle, completed a WebSurf to deepen our understanding, and even wrote from the perspective of a raindrop!
Our social studies focus this week was government, which our third graders got to see first-hand during their field trip to the State Capitol on Monday. We loved seeing our state's legislative headquarters and all of the history behind it. We started in the rotunda and then worked our way up to the House of Representatives!
Then we made our way underground to tour the extension that contains conference rooms and offices for the senators and representatives to work. It sure didn't seem like we were underground, until we experienced this view!
We learned a bit more about the Capitol's history in the Visitor's Center where we got to view the Goddess of Liberty from a telescope!
Then, we explored the monuments of the Great Walk and came back to create our very own illustrated version of our state's capitol.
Fourth grade's focus was on the early development of Texas missions, presidios, and towns. We completed some research, gallery-walk style.
We even enjoyed some social studies during WOW time with a much-anticipated game of Citizens, Candidates, and Mayors! Ask your little citizen how to play rock, paper, scissors...with your FEET!
Our week wrapped up with our favorite SBLC Store! Thanks for all the volunteers and donations! It is a fabulous way for our kids to practice financial literacy and reward themselves for contributing to our SBLC Community.
Report cards are in their take home folders today. We are so proud of the work our SBLC learners have accomplished!
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