Kindergarteners have been making scientific observations this week by watching goldfish and platy fish, and noticing their similarities and differences.
On Thursday, both groups of kids put their scientific observations to use by analyzing/investigating bird skins. We talked about how the body parts of animals are often designed to suit them best. Kids were encouraged to make observations about the size/shape of each bird skin. They also had to measure the length and width of each bird.
In math, kinders finished their unit on counting on and counting back, and will begin their next unit “Composing and Decomposing Numbers” next week. That is a fancy way of saying they will be focusing on building/breaking numbers apart using tens/ones.
First graders will be finishing their measurement unit on Monday, and will do a very quick unit on Weight next week. We will continue to practice with addition/subtraction fluency and word problems alongside each math unit throughout the end of the year.
1st graders have their second Bird Field Trip planned for Tuesday, April 28th to Magnuson Park. We will be leaving QAE at 11:30 and return around 2:30. Please let me know if you can chaperone/drive for this trip (also how many children you can transport and how many booster seats you already have).
If your family celebrates Easter, please enjoy the holiday this weekend.
- Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17 | Spring Break, No School
- Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 – Digital Citizenship Night
- Tuesday, April 28 – 1st Grade Field Trip to Discovery Park