Students have been busy! They have been working on district mid-year assessments, STEAM projects, poetry, and division and multiplication (and timed tests). With all of this hard work we take time to relax with Mind Yeti!
Week 20. Hey Google! Our class has been using Google Classroom to access our Khan Academy, Typing Pal, and STEAM assignments. Students can access the online classroom from home too! They are the perfect activities for a snowy day.
Student instructions to log in from home:
Click here to access your Google account. Log in using your nine digit number starting with 111——@k12.somerville.ma.us and your password. Click on Google Classroom to access Khan Academy and Typing Pal from home!
The Second Step program teaches students skills for academic and social success. This week we learned about seeing things from different perspectives by drawing water bottles. One partner looked at the top and the other at the side. We are also learning about having empathy for others and realizing that people can have different feelings about the same situation. Additionally, our winter books are on display in our class and we are shopping the Kennedy Scholastic Book Fair on Monday!
It was a short week but we learned much about area in math. The students used square inch and square centimeter tiles to calculate area.
Today we had a STEM tree design challenge and it was a success! Plus our heritage dolls look amazing! The children loved learning about their families and where they come from. Thank you for the generous holiday gifts. Happy Holidays!
Thank you very much for the extremely generous class gift. It was very thoughtful of you! I enjoy working with your children and helping them learn and grow. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and a restful and healthy vacation. Enjoy your time with family and friends!
Our favorite Mind Yeti session right now is “The Gift of You.” It’s a busy time of year and these mindfulness sessions allow us to relax and refocus. You can try many of them for free at www.mindyeti.com!
What was it like to be Pilgrim on the Mayflower? Our students are using evidence from the text to write a journal entry pretending to be a Pilgrim. They love writing and typing their stories!
We are continuing to learn more about nonfiction texts. We have been practicing our annotation skills and being able to identify the main idea and supporting details. This week we also learned about the compare and contrast brain frame.
I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! This week we did many Thanksgiving themed activities. Mrs. Nuccio joined us to read Sarah Morton’s Day and Samuel Eaton’s Day. We solved turkey math problems in groups, and we watched Molly’s Pilgrim and noted the many differences between the movie and the book.