Take a look at what our Honalee friends brought to school to share with their friends!
Today we had three independent inquiry presentations. Rachel started us off with chocolate. She told us about how chocolate is made and all about cocoa beans. At the end of her presentation we all got to sample some of this delicious treat! Nora studied Athena. Rather than standing up and just telling us about Athena, Nora wrote a script to a talk show. In the talk show her peers asked her questions about this well-known goddess. Maggie shared her knowledge of the Raptor Rehabilitation Project and even had some special friends come to visit our classroom!
With two weeks left before break, we are staying inspired by studying various authors. Our K/1 group is looking at Tomie dePaola, our 2nd graders are looking at Chris Van Allsburg, while our oldest members are finding their favorite authors to learn more about.
This afternoon we started our next inquiry study of magnets. We read both a non fiction and a fiction book about magnets to get us inquiring. We read That Magnetic Dog by Bruce Whatley to get us thinking about a different kind of magnetic force. This dog, Skitty, was always attracted to food.
After collaborating, we came back together to write a class definition. Elementary definition: “Magnetic means something is attracted to something else.”
Roxaboxen K/1 Showcase was a huge success!
We started the week back to school with our Spelling Workshop. Our older students focused on double consonants. They went through dictionaries to see what they could find. Then they charted all the words they found. Our youngest students focused on the silent tricky “e” as well as writing out numbers in their expanded form.