Saturday, October 23, 2010

Week of October 18th

We had a great week of learning and fun. We had a lot of fun during red ribbon week where we wore crazy hair, red hats and shirts. In reading, we are learning about our nearest star, the sun. Ask one of us why the sun looks so small, even though it is huge (it would hold a million earths). We really enjoyed having Rawley and his mother bring in their mastiff dogs. They helped us see what the real Mudge would look like in Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge books. We liked hearing about their obedience training and seeing the dogs in action!

We are working on graphs in math and learning how to record our data on pictographs and bar graphs.

In science, we are continuing our study of the sun. We watched as solar cars run strictly on the energy from the sun, and we watched as our HUGE solar bag floated in the air because the sun warmed the air in the bag. What fun we had. (Sorry! Our pictures of this did not turn out)

We are looking forward to next week and parent/teacher conferences. We have our data folders ready to go to share the progress we have made sp far this year.

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