What an amazing day we had on Monday for our trip to The Grove and Wagner Farm! At The Grove, Mr. Bee led us through a typical school day in a one room schoolhouse. Students were first assigned names and families from the 1860’s. This taught us how everyone in the community had to work together to survive. Mr. Bee then led us through an arithmetic, reading, and spelling lesson. Ask your third grader if they remember why one room school houses got the nickname “Blab Schools”. The thing most students remember are the punishments, of course.
We were then off to Wagner Farm where we learned how eggs and milk get from the farm to the table. At the end of the trip students had to go shop for their families at the general store. Students soon discovered they did not have enough money and had to barter their goods of milk and eggs to make up the difference.
This week students used foldable geometric shapes to create larger objects. We had everything from a rocket to a snake, even a mansion!
Poetry Pals Open House
Want to know more about our Poetry Pals experience? Join us on April 7th from 1-4 at the Oakton Community Center in Skokie.
We have begun our new science unit about weather and climate. See if your child can tell you the difference. We started with Bill Nye and then worked on learning more about different climates around the world.
Stations of the Cross
Hopefully you have heard about the stations of the cross project that is due on Friday, April 5th. All students should carry their own shoebox sized diorama, with reflective paragraph glued on the back, to class on Friday morning. Please make sure all students check their project against the rubric before turning it in.
FaceTime Chat with an Economist
On Thursday Ms. Schnecke set up a FaceTime chat with an economist from Boston College. Students were able to tell her everything they learned in our economics unit and then hear all about her job. We learned about debt and some things about printing money. Students also got the chance to ask questions, but they were really just interested in printing money.
Please don’t forget to start gathering travel size body was and/or travel size soap for our school wide lenten project. To meet the school wide goal, we are asking every family to bring in 4 items.
We hope everyone has a fun, relaxing and family fun filled spring break!
March 25th – 29th – Spring Break
April 1st – 4th Quarter Starts
April 1st – 8th Grade Pizza Day
April 5th – Stations of the Cross Project Due
April 7th – Poetry Pals Open House
April 8th – 18th – ASPIRE Testing
April 3rd – April Birthday Celebration
April 19th – No School – Good Friday
April 22nd – No School – Easter Monday
April 23rd – 24th – No School