Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Visitors

Every year our school has a Snowflake Breakfast which consists of pancakes, bacon, fruit, and hot cocoa. It takes volunteers about an hour to set up for our students, so our class invited the Pre-K to join us while their classroom was transformed into "The Seabury Cafe"!

Students read a short story about hedgehogs and how they hibernate. Then drew pictures of hedgehogs followed by a winter short film. 

Peer mentoring is an important part of our week! 

Engineering Ramps

Young students benefit from learning engineering skills because it allows students to critically think about the process to build something. The question posed was "Can you build a ramp to move objects from the top to the bottom?" Students used the design process of building, improving, and revising.  

A very intricate designed ramp.

Simple ramp

Tall ramp 
"What if I put my hand in front of the object?"

It is amazing how many different ramp designs can get the same result!

Thanksgiving Feast

Our class enjoyed creating our "fruit turkey" for the Thanksgiving Feast! The whole school comes together to express their gratitude. Each class brings a treat to share and we say what we are thankful for with a potluck style feast at the end. 

Making the "fruit turkey".

"These raspberries are too squishy!"

"This was so much fun! Can we do it again?"

The end result!

The school saying something they are thankful for.
This is some of what our class treasures:  friends & family; chickens; food; trees; paper; WiFi; oxygen; and books. Again and again, we also heard that they are thankful for Seabury School, their education, and their teachers. I am thankful for my incredible students and a community that supports our school in countless ways.