3 Kids doing the Experiment to see How Rain Affects Soil.
Each group gets a 1/2 hour to cooperatively work through the procedures. They make predictions and do an analysis of the results once completed. During the experiment, they made observations and recorded the facts. It is a very good process. And, believe it or not-- the total time is 3 and 1/2 hours to get all of them to be able to experience this!
Terrific Update! 39 lbs dropped off this morning and the tally that we are over TWO TONS of plastic material for this school year!
These two students, Karissa and Heidi, had the job this week of collecting and weighing what comes into our 9 boxes here at school. And, the large white bag was dropped at my house! 😊Thank you!
We prepped for days by reading, talking, watching relevant videos, and making graphic organizers to capture all the notes for our field trip to the Appaloosa Horse Museum.
This picture is when the kids are learning about the traits of an appaloosa horse. This field trip is to see the importance of the horse to the Nez Perce Tribe and understand the life of indigenous people.
It was so fun to have so many family members attend with us and all three of the student from UI!
Writers' Workshop Revision with a Partner
Looking over the Personal Narrative is really interesting as you can tell by the way Lila and Heidi are so deeply engaged.
University of Idaho Student, Ms. Hobbs leads a Writers' Circle on Friday
Being part of education at the next level is so meaningful to me and the kids get to know university students as they move through their education program. This year, we have three students, all at different levels. The kids love working with these students and I enjoy mentoring them as they get ready for their own classrooms. Some will be Teacher Interns in the area; others will go back to their hometowns.
Right away, I get them interacting with the kids right away and Ms.Hobbs worked with half of the kids while I worked with the others. Writing and Math take a lot of revision. (She was so appreciative because of the Covid restrictions, this is her first opportunity in the classroom in 18 months!)
In the Writers' Circle, each student gets to read their material. This was the first revision of the Personal Narrative. Their classmates give feedback with compliments, suggestions, and questions based on the criteria used for creating the assignment. The kids learn how critical feedback feels and really helps them in the communication of their ideas.
Exchanging Personal Narrative Details
I love this picture of Clover and Langston so much because the way they are treating each other and their work show so much engagement and care.
The kids are learning how to cooperate and that means thinking together and listening to what someone else has created. The next step is to offer critical feedback to help them know if the work meets the criteria for what we are doing.
All these steps are a process. On this day, they were sharing the flow or chronology of their piece and making sure the problem and turning point are clear.
The class is heavy into the revision of this writing and soon hopes to be in the final stages. Be sure to ask your child about what life experience they picked to turn into their personal narrative assignment.
Bosworth Family Helps get Plastic Film Recycled!!
Monday morning!! October 4, 2021
And, right now, our school has tallied 3,770 pounds. This amount total is from Mid-May to the end of September!
These kids are a wonderful example of how once information is understood and what they can do to be part of the changes for our planet, they will wholeheartedly participate! Thank you to the whole family!!
Following the Story Arc for a Personal Narrative
In the Writers' Workshop, the kids are learning the parts of storytelling. That means learning how to introduce the characters, setting, and first 'plot point'. They move through the statting the problem, sharing the turning point, and then explaining how things were resolved.
There are many connections they are making and nonfiction storytelling is sooo interesting! We loved hearing Wyatt tell how his family got Olive!
Creating Large Numbers in Place Value Review!
Eliza and Liam and all their classmates wrote a 6 digit number in the units of Skittles to demonstrate their knowledge.
Each student led the classmates in a 'Call and Response' of the number. That way we had lots of practice of knowing when to say the 'Period' name.
It was a very good day with a lot of participation!
Newspapers In Education (NIE) Program
We are lucky to have a community that sees the benefit from supporting reading by giving funds to sponsor classes to receive newspapers! Our class gets one paper a week for the whole year. We did the math this morning and the kids learned that it is about $740 dollars for us to get this gift!
What a fabulous resource and it really supports our content. One of the ways we use the material is to go through the comics and sort the facts and cultural points that are being made--so many great learning connections! Each kid takes the paper home to family members too.😊
👏Thank you to the MPDaily News and our anonymous sponsor!