Thursday we had a good sendoff for our girls and boys basketball teams and the cheer squad. They headed to Jeff City to play in the Lutheran State Basketball Tournament. God's blessings to the teams as they compete and enjoy worship and fellowship with other Christian athletes.
Thanks to class photographer Ellie for the shots of the pep assembly!
Friday we were off to Great Skate! Ana's mom led us through an introduction to STEM and the many ways Science, Technology, Engineering and Math influence our lives.
The kids tried "reverse engineering" which is taking something apart to investigate how it is made and how it works. They had the opportunity to disassemble roller skates.
After identifying parts, properties, and purposes, the students reassembled the skates and tested them out on different surfaces to demonstrate the affect of friction.
Math skills for calculating perimeter, area, and cost of materials to try to design a rollar rink with a $50,000 budget. Very cool to see real world application of math concepts!
And of course we enjoyed a bit of skating!
We wrapped up our Nonfiction unit with a look at biographical writings. Our essays and narratives featured Jackie Robinson, Abraham Lincoln, Beverly Cleary and Helen Keller. Students are creating graphic organizers of the Elements of NonFiction to review with partners using Prezi.com. We will spend a few days learning more about Helen Keller's childhood and exploring disabilites, after we test.
Don't forget...Spring Auction Round Up is next week (Feb 27th – March 3rd)! The class with the most donations will receive 30 minutes of extra time in the gym! Need donation ideas? Grab a leaf with a donation idea off one of the Auction Trees the week before round up to help you shop. Monetary donations are also accepted and any help is appreciated! Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you Bobcat Nation! You have once again shown your generosity and compassion for others in a huge way. We have had another record breaking year raising money for the American Heart Association. Our goal for the year was $12,000.00 but we actually raised over $16,400.00. Students turned in donations ranging from $5.00 to $1,500.00. Each donation made a difference and together our donations will make a huge difference right here in Missouri. Thank you Bobcats! Thank you volunteers who helped with our events! Thank you Lord for your endless blessings!
Grandparents Day is coming - Grandparents Day is coming March 10! We look forward to special activities to share with our Grandparents and special friends. Please keep those white dismissal forms coming in. Remember its an 11:15 dismissal that day.
Scholastic Book fair - March 8-10!
Please sign up for Book Fair Volunteers!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/ujQW77
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!