Last week your children were presented with the following questions:
What will the weather be like on your birthday? (We used observations of the four seasons in New Hampshire to spot patterns and determine the seasons’ order.)
How do you walk barefoot across hot pavement? (Our observations helped us link sunlight to warmer temperatures and shade to cooler temperatures.)
How can we protect a mountain town from falling rocks? (We investigated how pushes can change the speed and direction of falling objects. We designed and tested a solution to protect “Tiny Town” from falling rocks. See the pictures below from this fun activity.)
How are silly sounds made in cartoons? (We investigated vibrations as a source of sound effects for movies.)
Where do sounds come from? What is vibration and pitch? (We explored sounds made by different kinds of instruments and discovered what happens when vibrations start and then stop. We also used an “instrument” that sounded like a swarm of bees!)
Each day we tackled one of these questions. Ask your child to tell you about our fun Science experiments.
This week we will continue with our Wonders focus of Short Vowel Uu. Our Spelling Test will be on Wednesday.
We will also talk about Thanksgiving. Did your child share their Thanksgiving Story Reading Buddy Chain from last week with you? Each color represented the first Thanksgiving long ago as well as some of today’s traditions:
Blue: the travel across the ocean
Green: the new land
Black: the hard first year
Brown: the turkeys
On Wednesday we will have a school-wide Pep Rally. First Grade will be represented by the color blue. Please have your child wear something blue on Wednesday. Just a reminder there is an Early Release at 12:00 on Wednesday.