The PTG organized and sponsored a Safety Fair for the elementary students on Friday May 26th. Safety topics were: bike, fire, police, bus, ambulance. Students had an in-class bike safety presentation and received a FREE bike helmet. Then in the afternoon students visited stations for the other safety topics.
This morning our math block was so much FUN! Mr. Zjako's 7th grade students put on a Math Carnival as a culminating event to their unit on Probability.
Go outside for snack, clean up after yourself, get some exercise, then get comfy and read. Our whole class chose to read (either read to someone or listen to reading) after being outside for a brain boost!
We were successful in growing grass: providing soil, water, light and warmth. Now the Kinders cut the grass and we posed a question: Will it continue to grow? Also we experimented with different habitats. We placed grass seed in a variety of different habitats. Will it grow? We will find out soon!
And let me tell you all about it! But the Kinders are learning how to write their opinions following this format: Name your topic, tell your opinion, state your reason, restate your opinion for the ending. A great tool that we use to make certain the writing fits together is legos. They have to put their legos together in correct order to build their opinion writing.
Keep a watch out in the hallway for our opinion writing!
Our last science unit had a great introduction last week with our visit with Bobby at the Fairbanks Museum. So we are off and growing! We have planted radish seeds in soil as well as grass seed. To add a little humor, and in Elephant and Piggie style, we were entertained with a great book.
Children are assigned a day of the week when they share what they are learning in school, followed by peers asking questions to gain more insight and details about what their peer is learning. Now, peers are making an inference comment. Inference is clarified as:
Observations occur when we can see something happening. In contrast, inferences are what we figure out based on an experience. Helping students understand when information is implied, or not directly stated, will improve their skill in drawing conclusions and making inferences. These skills will be needed for all sorts of school assignments, including reading, science and social studies. Inferential thinking is a complex skill that will develop over time and with experience.
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