February 7, 2020, Lower North

On the math shelf, we have added measurement work.  At their introductory lesson, younger students measured with non-standard units and were introduced to the ruler, which has inches and centimeters.  Older students, will be working with metric and standard measure.  We will also learn and review measurements that include weight and liquid volume.  This is a good time to place their height measurement on your wall if you haven’t already this year!

Our new Science unit for the month is on the Muscular System. The muscular system is responsible for the strength and movement of the human body.  Did you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body?

Students are learning that we have three different types of muscles: involuntary, voluntary and cardiac.  Other activities on the shelf include parts of an eye, labeling the different muscles, and learning the jobs of different muscles.