Grade two spent a week trapped in a tornado!!
As a tornado travels through the air, it is accompanied by strong winds that pick up objects along the way. These objects become part of the tornado's spinning funnel, traveling at dangerously high speeds in a clock wise direction.
Using soft drink bottles, water, tape, and confetti, the students created tornado models at home with their families. The next day in class, the students were excited to show off their tornado creations. We continued to study the tornado's movements together.
Our First Grade Scientists are studying the properties of rocks as they begin their adventure to the center of the Earth. Each student brought in rocks they found at home, the beach, the playground, and from many other interesting locations to be investigated in class. During investigation, they worked independently and with partners to classify their rocks by properties such as shiny/dull, big/small, one color/many colors, rough/smooth, and soft/hard.
Today the children made worm habitats. Be sure to check them out and see the tunnels our worms are making.
Look at the children saying hello to their new classmates. The children enjoyed facing their fears and many picked up our worm friends.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 2 Natick have invited us to test our fears too! Come in costume if you would like and bring a canned good as your donation to get in. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday is Throw Back Thursday. Message us pictures from your glory days here as an Eagle. Are you proud to be an Eagle? Don't forget to tag your friends too!
Not every lesson is planned. This just happened as students starting asking "Where is Joaquin?"
Using technology, science, social studies & math all in one lesson, we are busy tracking Hurricane Joaquin journey up the East Coast.
We pulled up the current activity and updated it from a Tropical Storm to a Hurricane. A tropical storm has a wind speed of up to 73 mph, but winds greater than 74 mph are classified as hurricanes. Hurricanes can then be classified into five different categories. But, hurricanes don't randomly form out of tropical storms; it takes a particular set of ingredients.
We plotted the latitude and longitude of the storms movement on our maps. First, we marked the latitude, then the longitude, where they intersect is the location of the storm. We will continue to watch Joaquin as it travels. It sure did make for a fun day with Joaquin!