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Weekly News ~ April 30

Dear Families,

We had a fun week working on division, imaginative writing, and reading like crazy, but the highlights had to be Pentopia Market Day and welcoming our new hamster. That furry little creature has ignited imaginations in writing and math. The children are working on multi-chapter, or episodes, of a hamster adventure, and are designing a dream hamster home where they’ll revisit area and perimeter, and the distributive property of multiplication.

This next week, solar ovens will be tested during science lab. We need a donation of hershey chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows for Tuesday. Post in the comment section if you can make a donation.

The STEM Lab chicks are due to hatch, so check this live streaming beginning Sunday afternoon if you want to watch the process!

http://www.cobblearning.net/studstill

Here’s the learning plan:

  • Math ~ Problem solving
  • Reading ~ Compare and contrast themes
  • Writing ~ Imaginative narratives
  • Social Studies ~ Three branches of government
  • Science ~ Heat

Spelling words will come home Monday.

The markey day best sellers this week were squishy balls, earth cookies, Dove chocolates, and beaded bracelets! We open the market each Friday. Last week, the children had to pay taxes…it hurt, so I told them to talk to their parents about it. 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend!

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

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