Today, we were able to meet up with our preschool buddies to make Thanksgiving crafts. We love seeing our buddies!
Today was the NET Retreat. We experienced guided prayer time, small group discussions, whole-group talks, live religious music, and skits about how to treat others with dignity and respect. Thank you to the NET Retreat workers.
Today was our Trade Fair in Social Studies class. Students brought in between 5 and 20 of the same item so we could all trade together, as we learn about different economic systems around the world.
Below are some examples of items the students brought in to trade.
In social studies class, we have been learning about different economic systems and about supply and demand and small businesses. They were able to see in person how a small business runs by going to Elliott’s Bakery around the corner from the school. Kris, the owner, gave the students a tour of the bakery, answered questions about the business, and let the students decorate their own cookies to take home.
A big thanks to Elliott’s Bakery for having us!
Students worked as architects to make blueprints of homes. The different rooms in the house were compared to different organelles in cells. Students worked in groups to decide which rooms represented which organelles and why.
In science class, we are learning about cell parts. We compared and contrasted plant parts, animal parts, and cell parts (organelles). Students got into groups to put different descriptions of different parts into the three categories. We then discussed it as a whole class and talked about the different organelles that plant cells have that animal cells don't as well as which organelles both types of cells have in common.
Students worked in groups to find organelle signs in our school. Each sign was placed strategically at places that related to each specific organelle. For example, the nucleus was at the principal's office.
Students took cheek cell samples from themselves and learned how to make wet mount slides to view under the microscopes. We also looked under the microscopes at cardiac muscle samples, leaf samples, and sand crystals. We discussed which things are made of cells, and therefore living/once living, and which are not made of cells, and therefore non-living.
Today, we met our preschool buddies for the first time! We taste tested different types of apples with our buddies and read and play with them! We had a blast and can't wait to see them again.
This is Mrs. Treusch's blog for all the classes she teaches.