My apologies for not posting last week. Some times it is hard to know what to post about! We have been working very diligently on context clues and word problems, neither of which are all that exciting!
Did your child come home asking for a yo-yo and then not tell you what the yo-yo meant?! Very likely this happened!
On Thursday, we had an amazing assembly put on by The Ned Show. It was honestly one of the best and most motivating assemblies I have ever been to! Our awesome presenter was so engaging and truly taught the students a very powerful message. He told the story about Ned and used a yo-yo to do many fun tricks!
Throughout the assembly students learned that each letter of Ned stood for something different.
N-never give up
D-do your best
What a simple saying, but with a HUGE impact. The Ned Show promotes positive behaviors and doing your very very best every single day!
Click on the image to watch a 2 minute video about Ned!
Now where do the yo-yos come in? The yo-yos are for sale in front of the school this week Monday-Thursday! The money raised from the yo-yo sales will go towards another performance at another school! How neat is that!
If you are interested in finding out more about Ned, I encourage you to watch the video from the picture, and then explore around the site!
I will definitely be purchasing my yo-yo tomorrow!
This week in science we are learning about what makes something living and what makes something nonliving. We have had a great time discussing the differences between the two!
As a class we decided that living things grow, eat, move on their own, need sunlight, and air. The class was very quick to catch on to the idea! At one point there was an eraser flying through the air (I threw it), and the class had to convince me that it wasn't living. My argument was that it was moving, it went from here all the way over to there! But, they were not fooled by my games. They knew that I had made it move and it could not move on its own. Therefore the eraser is nonliving! Very smart class! :)
Today, the class got to do some real life comparisons of a living worm and a nonliving worm (gummy worm)! Today, students got to watch and touch a living worm. Now with science nothing is gross! NOTHING! It is cool or interesting. So today, we had a very interesting time with the worms. Some worms were a bit more active than others. I did my best to get around to take pictures and videos of each group. Below are the videos and pictures!
As you can tell, things can get a little wild in the background while I'm recording videos. But, it's all in good fun. Before we ate our worms, gummies of course, we washed our hands and put away the living worms.
I'd say it was a very educational and delicious day in science!