On Wednesday the wonderful Mr. MacAuley came in to help us transplant our eggplant. Students learned that the eggplant needed to be moved to larger containers so they would have more room to grow. We also learned what is in the new soil that the eggplants are planted in (food, dirt, branches and nutrients). We can now have our eggplant outside during the day, however we have to make sure that the eggplant doesn't get sunburned (yes, plants can get a sunburn) so we aren't putting them in direct sunlight. At the end of the day we take the plants inside. Mr. MacAuley will be back in a few weeks to help us turn the soil over in our garden and then again during our PBL weeks to help us plant our vegetables in the garden.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
This week in math we have been working hard on our double digit subtraction strategies. We have also been making ballpark estimates to make sure that our actual answers are close to our actual answers.
In Writing Workshop we wrote opinion pieces using evidence from two texts. Our focus was on seasons and what season is better, winter or summer. To take our writing to the next level, after using evidence from the text, students made text to self connections! We are ready for 3rd grade! To find out what season students prefer check out our Seesaw blog!
Lastly, in Reading Workshop we learned about the "BIG IDEA" in an important person's life. What is a "BIG IDEA"? A "BIG IDEA" is a significant contribution, the reason why a person is important. Below is a list of the biographies we have read and the important persons "BIG IDEA". Each "BIG IDEA" was created by students during our mini-lesson -- you can see how hard they worked and how well they know these biographies based on their incredible thinking!
Martin Luther King -- Helped black and white people become equal.
Ruby Bridges -- First African American child to attend an all white elementary school.
Philippe Petit -- First person to walk across the Twin Towers on a tightrope.
Amelia Earhart -- First woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo.
Jacques Coustea -- First person to dive under water and show people how beautiful it was. He also invented an underwater camera.
Theodor Seuss Geisel -- Made reading fun for kids who struggling with it.
Eugeine Clark -- First person to study sharks.