Today was a pretty active day, and by the end of it the teacher was definitely ready for everybody to go home to their loving parents. We started out with our first trip to the library. We have a new librarian who seems quite efficient. Students looked for free reading books
and most checked out a couple volumes.
We returned briefly to the room to check some homework, then headed off to music. Mrs. Phiri is working with the students to help them develop pitch awareness and solfege skills. She is also working on developing an understanding of beat and rhythm, often combining it with creative movement.
Today in Science the fifth graders were separating mixtures.
Thanks to Mrs. Cha, Mrs. Choi, Mr. Kitiyama, and, of course, the fabulous Coach Angel, our fourth grade students have an amazing Physical Education program. It’s so great than many of our fifth grade students have chosen to participate in it as well. The students receive an superb mix of games and fitness activities like hula hoop
and sit ups.
The day ended with a fire drill - a monthly legal requirement even if it was way too hot out there to be hearing announcements.
Homework: Fourth grade math: Do pages 44-46 and 48-49 plus “Flying High.” Fifth grade math: Do pages 54-55 plus “Dog Wash.” Some fourth grade students may still need to finish the desert questions from Science.