The weather outside hasn’t changed much with the chilly temperatures, but we have new units, in the classroom, that have changed!
Our newest math unit is graphing. Students will be exploring pictographs, bar graphs, and pie graphs. Gathering, collecting, and interpreting numerical information is a necessary skill.
In Zoology, our mammal study has begun. It is the last classification of vertebrates that we have in our course of study. We borrowed Mila, a hamster from Miss Jennifer, to introduce our unit. Work on the shelf will give the students a chance to research many different mammals. This unit has always been a favorite of the students because of the many possibilities of exploration.
For Science we are learning about simple machines. Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier. Students were introduced to the six types of simple machines – the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, and pulley. We are asking students to explore all work and extend their work in whatever creative way they can. We use so many simple machines daily that we hope the children become aware of how they simplify our lives.