Thank you for your flexibility regarding the changing dates for the dog and car washes to raise money for the local animal shelter. Claire and Lauryn appreciate your support!
This week Aryana, Nico, Audrey, and Taylor attended to the serious work of making and launching paper airplanes as part of our continuing exploration of the “work of air”. I offered a brief lesson on the four forces of flight. They experimented with different designs and noted how it affected the flight of each plane.
Taylor and Aryana debuted the Acai Breakfast Bowl on Monday as part of our work with macro-nutrients. Wednesday’s sequel will be the Egg, Bean, and Cheese Breakfast Bowl. I sense a theme…
Rory and Malaya are making pies for Pi day. Imagine their surprise when I tell them they have to calculate the circumference and area of the pie before it is served.
I introduced a small group of children to coordinating conjunctions and, as a result, Keira is now busy writing the world’s longest sentence.
We’re also focusing on different text structures this week. Some of the children are writing persuasive essays while others are concentrating on compare and contrast essays.
The 3rd year Oaksters (6th graders) will be receiving homework for the next 4-6 weeks. They greeted the announcement with enthusiasm disguised as wailing, eye-rolling, and groaning.
In math, we’ve been cracking on fractions, decimals, finding the greatest common factors and lowest common denominators as well as area, volume, and pre-algebra work.