We are reading biographies this week, with most of them providing context for the Jacob Lawrence exhibit at the end of the month—Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, and Helen Keller. Children had lessons on types of lines (horizontal, vertical, oblique), naming triangles by sides or angles, or bisecting an angle. In our social curriculum, we discussed “I” statements and fitting our response to the size of a problem. We planted peas in the garden and painted pictures that tell the story of our school, in the manner of Jacob Lawrence’s story pictures.
Children also spent more time on individual lessons and pairs work. Several chose to write stories, others learned about the Five Kingdoms of Life or producers, consumers, and decomposers. Children practiced skills they will need for their passion projects, such as alphabetizing, recognizing the features of a sentence, and taking notes. They continued their individual work on fractions, graphing, all four operations, numeration., and facts practice.
We hope to see you at Math Day on Thursday, March 23 at 4:00. Passion Project Parent Night is Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00. Please sign up on Bloomz to drive for one of our field trips on March 28 and 30.