Late winter brings us to a time of transitions. We are looking towards warmer weather, and it seems that your children have grown so much in our time together. It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the school year, and yet we've grown so strong as a classroom community. Students wrapped up their study of Community Systems by completing a non-fiction book to share the many ways in which our North American Community System has changed over time. We ended the unit by comparing and contrasting Beaufort today and in the past. We learned that farming has been important to life in Beaufort and in our State. One crop which has historical significance is indigo. Students sewed South Carolina symbols on pieces of hand-dyed indigo. We also headed to the Civil Rights Museum in Savannah to participate in an interactive tour designed to help us understand that life was not always fair and equal for people in our state. Students shared individual family stories with each other as we continue to build understanding between students and also appreciation that our diversity brings strength. We are beginning a new unit on Weather Systems, and were fortunate to arrange a studio tour of the WSAV Television Station. Meteorologists Lee Haywood and Ariella Scalese were our guides as we sought to understand the parts of the weather system. Our math work focused on metric measurement. Students estimated and compared things in the classroom using meters and centimeters. We are moving into a foundational study of multiplication and division by exploring equal groups in the coming weeks. We've published informational writing pieces like "how to" essays and lab reports. We can't wait to share our latest writing with you. The children have grown so much in their ability to edit, revise and publish work!
Our Wonderful Community of Learners
Experiences in Measurement
Publishing Informational Writing
State and Local Community Systems
Field Trip- Wrapping up Community Systems and Introducing Weather Systems