Reading about Washington’s bravery and leadership during the Revolutionary War and Lincoln’s humble upbringing helped us understand why these two presidents are represented on our coins and dollars. We read non-fiction books about coins/dollars and we got to explore with money (sorting them and matching them to a dollar value).
We finished our earth unit this past week. We learned about the 3 different kind of rocks (hand motions in parentheses): igneous (light a match for fire), sedimentary (hands layer on top), and metamorphic (roll hands and open). We learned how geysers and hot springs are part of volcanic activities. We learned about fossils being plants or animals from a long, long time ago. We got to do a fossil excavation with a chips ahoy cookie. Using a pick ax (toothpick), we dug for fossils (chocolate chips) that were surrounded by various rocks from the earth’s crust (chips ahoy cookie). Future paleontologists right here!
This week’s poem was “The Loose Tooth” to celebrate healthy teeth month. We got a special visitor from one of our parents who own his own dentistry practice. He talked about how to keep our teeth healthy (brush twice a day and floss!) and good healthy eating habits. Students had so many questions! The doctor happily answered all of them! We hope you enjoyed the dental goodie bags!