Friday, April 13, 2018

Good Luck!

Greetings! 

Before this week's photos, I'd like to remind you that we will conduct MAP testing over the next two weeks. MAP measures academic progress. 

I am sure each student will do her or his best, if you do two things to help.

High Octane

Nature rules!



First, see that your child gets a good night's sleep. I saw a few worrisome yawns this week. 

Second, have your child eat a healthy, low sugar, breakfast

Oatmeal with banana, cinnamon, and natural yogurt is a simple dish that provides sustained energy and nutrients throughout the morning.  

Sweet foods (i.e. simple carbohydrates) can raise energy levels quickly but drop them just as fast. Think about how you feel 30 minutes or so after a big lunch with rice, pasta, potatoes or bread. Sleepy, right? But you probably perk yourself up with caffeine. The kids don't have that option (thankfully). 

So, two things: Sleep, and a healthy breakfast. Thanks!

Deeper thinking 

How many straight lines make a circle? 

Pondering our straight horizon and round Earth

Wild Insights


Reading, Thinking, Writing Prompts


Simple Machines

We've started a science unit on simple machines. Yay!


Balance
Lever and fulcrum 

Force distribution
Centrifugal force 

Virtual Rollercoaster ride

Lots more simple machine work to come. Yay!

Unpacking Superstition

Since 'Friday the 13th' is often seen as a bad luck day, we decided to do a literacy lesson that examines the history of superstition in general. 

The Philosophical One


Ask your child about Stevie Wonder's advice or anything else from the week. 

Enjoy your weekend!
Don



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