Last week, the students finished their Natural Resources slideshow project and oral presentation. They cease to amaze me with their creativity and technology talents! See pictures below…
This week in projects, we will begin the much anticipated “Hot Wheels” unit. Over the next 2 weeks, we will be studying kinetic and potential energy through use of Hot Wheels ramps and cars. Students will explore how different variables effect energy transfer. During this project, your child will participate in many class discussions, learn how to collect and record data while experimenting with their race cars in pairs. By the end of the week, they will present a report to the class to share the data they collected.
In writing, students will enjoy listening to the read aloud text “Rattletrap Car”. This mentor text is a great example of the next writing focus- Word Choice. “Rattletrap Car” is a great book full of onomatopoeias. An onomatopoeia is word that is associated with a sound, like crackle, sizzle, purr, clank, vroom. Your child will spend the next week creating another original writing piece focusing on expanding their word choice. Increasing their writing stamina and writing skills are the main focus with this assignment. As discussed in parent teacher conferences, your child’s writing skills will strengthen as the year progresses, but they are definitely improving with practice.
Hope y’all enjoy the rest of your weekend. I always look forward to seeing my “big kids” on Monday- Mrs. Farley