I hope everyone had a great three day weekend. I attended a great workshop on Friday. Unfortunately, on the way home my car broke down on 93 and then I came down with the flu. I am much better now and ready for the week. More snow in the forecast???
We have a new set of spelling words from Wonders Unit 3 Week 4. They are posted on the Spelling Words page. The kids will be tested on Friday.
In Science this week, we watched videos on bridges, and then the fun began. The kids had the opportunity to work in small groups to plan and build their own bridge. The challenge was two use only two pieces of paper and then to see how much weight could be placed on the bridge. It was amazing to see the different structures. One bridge held 567 pennies. There are a few pictures posted on the Class Happenings page.
We will be working on Wonders- Unit 3 Week 4. It is a non fiction story about Nature.
In math this week we will be discussing polygons, perimeter, and area. Please have the kids work on memorizing their multiplication facts at home. 2's thru 5's.
On Tuesday morning and Thursday morning, we will be taking our Aimsweb tests in Reading and Math. These are given three times during the year. Please encourage the kids to take their time and do their best. I know they will.
Friday morning we will be treated to a Yoga session by Mrs. Caron. We are looking forward to that.
Let the kids be kids. Every child has a strength. It is up to the teacher to find it or tap it so they can work to their highest potential. I tend to set the bar very high. Lifetime memories should be made in the classroom and at school. NBCS should be a place where kids enter happy and go home with a smile on their face. I want my kids getting up in the morning begging to go to school!