The second graders used Brainpop Jr. to research about how wind, water, and ice can cause erosion. We also worked in teams to look at pictures of different examples of erosion. Our teams had to discuss and share how each rock formation ended up the way it did and which type of erosion was responsible.
The fifth graders have been thinking about whether space exploration is worth the cost...or not. What does "cost" mean? Not just money...they discussed the cost of health, human life, resources, time. Our first step in discovering where we stand on this issue is to educate ourselves on the history of space exploration. The class split in half to research about the race to the moon and also Mars exploration. We then worked on ways to teach the other half of the class about what we learned so everyone has the big picture. After this week's research, some of us decided to change our stance on the issue!
The third graders practiced using Destiny Quest to look up call numbers and locate materials in the LMC during a book scavenger hunt. We look at the first part of the call number to help use figure out what section the book is in. Next we look at the second part of the call number to locate the book within the section. We discovered that the majority of the books are arranged by author's last name with the exception of biographies. Having them arranged by the subject's last name makes it easy to research a famous person!
After reading the Monarch book award nominee Families, Families, Families! the first graders used Pixie to create their own family trees. The students recorded a description of their familiy and its' members. We had a great time walking around and listening about each others' families. All of our families are so different and special!
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