We are just finishing our second week of being in school full time.
We now consider ourselves the purple cohort and we are doing pretty well. It’s fun to have both cohorts together, even though we still have the masks and the social distancing, it’s still a good time. Being back full time has made it so that we have in person support all the time from teachers. It also is easier to learn because in school lessons are better than online.
In P.E this week we are doing jump ropes. They are called double Dutch which means two jump ropes but we aren’t so good so we did one rope and different ways to jump rope and of course had fun!
In art we are doing water painting, we wet the paper so when we tapped the paint on the wet paper it exploded and covered a lot of the paper. We did a cherry blossom tree painting. We could choose warm colors ( red, orange, and yellow) or cool colors (blue, purple, and green).
In science we went on a hike in the woods to see the different ecosystems, terrestrial and aquatic. Then we learned about mixtures and solutions. We started with a hot chocolate experiment and made models to show why hot cocoa takes sweet even when the ingredients dissolve. Science that day we delicious! Then did an experiment with water with gravel, salt, and powder to learn how to separate mixtures. Then we left the mixtures overnight and the next day we tried to separate the solids from the water with screens and filters. Everything separated except the salt water solution. On Friday we checked on our salt and water that we left overnight and we saw that the water evaporated for some but not for others. When the water evaporated it left behind the salt that we put into the water. We observed the salt and answered a focus question. The salt crystals looked really cool.
In math we are learning how to convert a fraction into a decimal and we worked on word problems which were kind of tricky. In Math we hopped on the “ struggle bus” which means that the word problem really makes us struggle. But in the end Mrs. Kewriga helped us and we got better as the week went on. Mrs Kewriga made up a thing called “the struggle bus” and she showed an actual picture of the bus (it was a toy bus) and we all laughed and wanted her to bring it in real life.
In ELA we are making “I am from” poems about ourselves. They aren’t actually about where we are from there about what makes you, you. I mean you can tell about where you're from but you mostly want to tell about what you like and what your interests are. Thursday we had a zoom-in with two poets, Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger, and they gave us advice about poetry and about “I am from” poems. The zoom meeting was great and we filled out a paper of what we are now what we want to be and things in between, like our goals for this year.