Monday, December 8, 2014
Sound! Last week, we worked in the classroom and the science room to learn about the science of sound. After reading and writing about ears, hearing, and properties of sound, students participated in hands-on activities at four stations in the science room. Mr. Eson, our own “Mr. Science”, provided information, assistance and a demonstration of the Doppler effect. Students recorded information and drew pictures in their science notebooks. This week, we will have two more visits from Mr. Eson as we continue our study of sound.
As a preview of our next social studies topic, we have begun a class reading of the book Stowaway by Karen Hesse. This wonderful historical novel tells the story of a young boy on explorer James Cook’s ship. Through historical maps, we are following the journey while learning about many of the interesting aspects of exploration. Stay tuned for more information about our exploration unit.
The class is learning to use Power Point for school presentations. In addition to the technical aspects of the program, students are learning how to set up an organized presentation, and speak to a group while using the Power Point as a visual.
Other English language arts activities continue, as usual, including Daily Language lessons, cursive writing, and Time for Kids magazines.