Goop is good! Today while the fifth graders went to Active Play with Coach Angel, the fourth graders worked on relief maps on California. We used “clay” made out of flour, salt, and water. You simply cannot understate how much they loved getting their hands all sticky and messy.
We will be perfecting the relief maps next week. They don’t look like much now, but we will be making sure the details are perfect next week as well as painting them.
We had barely cleaned up from this when it was time for music class with Mrs Phiri. The students are learning to sight sing using solfeggio. I must say, I am really impressed. Plus she is taking that learning and having them perform songs and other pieces growing out of the Orff Schulwerk tradition. Being trained in Orff myself, I love to see that!
During our grade-level blocks today, the fifth grader worked more on their Native American reports. The fourth graders, focusing a bit on work and social skills, had to clean up the mess they had made of the outside tables when they made their maps. And you know what the strange thing was? They enjoyed cleaning up almost as much as making the mess! Maybe that will work at home, too. Or then again maybe not….
All the students went to Physical Education. Mrs. Cha as usual is building up their fitness - but in a fun way.
Finally we ended the day with more Hands-on Equations. It’s really starting to click now and they are eagerly solving for single variables.
Homework: Do the "What’s X?" and "Three Times Two" practice sheets.