6/5 - 6/8

We continued as usual with our weekly routines of quiet reading, word study, and writing in memory books. This week we also began to clean up the classroom and take home work in preparation for the ending of this school year. The children wrote a final memory book entry and helped to clean the classroom and our collaborative city. We finished our final chapter book, Ramona The Brave, and had a lovely discussion about our favorite books from this year. It was hard to pick just one! One child even commented, "I had a problem with some of the books... they ended too soon!"

Both classes enjoyed double Science with Shan again this week and worked to finish up the final drafts of their endangered or threatened species posters. These serve as a synthesis of their research and information gathering.

In Math, we had a great time collecting data, using tallies, on the colors of cars that drove past the school. This was great practice in using tallies to record data, observing math in real life, considering what numbers mean in real life circumstances, and skip counting quickly by 5s.

On our last day of math class, the children chose to play some of their favorite games from the year. Several played Clumsy Thief in the Candy Shop, others chose a place value game, and some created their own tally activity.

The 1st and 2nd graders performed their musical for the first time this week and were great audience members for the Mrs. Carpenter's class' musical.

several pirates and "Captain Snifflewiffle"

On Friday afternoon, we attended the SK 5K and many children participated in the 1st/2nd grade sprint dash.