Tuesday we welcomed Maddox's dad as our guest speaker. He told us all about how he started carving pumpkins, the tools that he uses, and about his experience on Halloween Wars. He even brought in a pumpkin that he carved as well as one that Maddox carved!
After he was finished, we welcomed a few more parents and guests as we tried to tackle another STEM challenge. Each team was given candy pumpkins, candy corn, and toothpicks with the goal of building the tallest free-standing structure they could. We built for about 15 minutes and then we took a few minutes to gather ideas and learn from the other teams before completing our structures. These challenges are always so much fun. We learn to listen to each other, work together, communicate, and recognize the strengths of our teammates and the BEST part - we are totally learning about science, technology, engineering, and math while we do it! This specific challenge required us to think about how the shapes and characteristics of our objects (candy and toothpicks) helped, or.... didn't help, the function of our structure. Ask your student to share which of the habits they used while completing this challenge!
Don’t forget that school will not be is session Friday, Monday OR Tuesday!
Also, remember to set your clocks back on Saturday night for Daylight Savings!
Your child brought home a turkey project yesterday. Our kindergarten classes do this too, so you might be familiar with the concept. Your child should disguise his or her turkey to save it from being eaten on Thanksgiving day! The possibilities are endless and there are TONS of ideas online as well. Please have your child send his or her turkey back to school by Friday, November 10th.
VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY
We will be having our annual Veteran’s Day assembly the morning of Friday, November 10th. Breakfast will be served for all Veterans from 8:30-9:30AM in the gym.
The assembly will begin at 9:30.
EXTRA MATH PRACTICE
I also sent home an extra math practice page today. This is COMPLETELY optional! No need for your student to return it to school!
Mon.– No School
Tues.– No School
Wed.– Parker- Happy Late Birthday!