Writing: We learned about realistic fiction writing this week. We will write using realistic fiction when we write mysteries. The kids began their mystery writing by creating a detective. This will be the main character of the mystery. Thank you to everyone who came to our all about book writing celebration today!
Science: Next week we’ll start our unit on magnets. We had an exciting opportunity to participate in some engineering lessons with our STEAM engineering teacher Ms. Borjas. The lessons were focused on sound and students created “harps” that had high and low pitches.
Second Step: Based on some needs in the class- we had two big focuses this week in second step. One was to discuss the difference between tattling and reporting. Another topic was working towards independent problem solving. Kids are coming to teachers before trying to solve problems independently. We discussed how kids can try out two strategies to solve the problem on their own before coming to a teacher (unless the problem is dangerous or very hurtful). We are using this language to solve a problem:
When you ______________ it makes me feel __________________.
I have already seen positive changes in this area as kids work to build their independence.
What does it mean to report a problem? How is that different from tattling?
How did you make a string on your harp have a high pitch?Low pitch?
What mystery book did you read this week? Who was the detective? What was the mystery? How did it get solved?
Dates to Remember:
Monday, May 25- No School
Tuesday, June 2- Field Day
Thursday, June 4- Early Release