Aloha 5-14 Families!
Hoping this blog post finds you well... just wanted to keep everyone updated on some of the fun happenings in room 14. Today, we had a super fun first visit with our little buddies from Mrs. Villamin's first grade class. It was so sweet to see our AMAZING 5th graders be such poised, gentle, and helpful mentors for their little friends from 1-33. The kids spent time reading picture books together, discussing habits of good readers, and interviewing one another to find out more about our similarities and differences. Check out the pictures on the photo gallery page by clicking here: manoa14.weebly.com/photo-gallery.html
In social studies, the class has been gearing up for their big project due date tomorrow (Tuesday, September 17th). Students have been hard at work researching a specific Native American tribe and learning more about their culture and connection to the land. In addition, each child was tasked with creating a replica of a real Native American artifact similar to those we observed from the Honolulu Museum of Art.
In science this week, we'll be working on an ongoing experiment in which we're observing our plants (named Mike, Jeff, Emily, Edith, and Bob) after taking away one key resource that we've been taught is essential for plant growth. We're simultaneously talking about ecosystems and transfer of matter and energy among organisms, so today the kids were able to see first-hand what a food chain may look like by dissecting owl pellets (I'll let the kids clue in you in on where these little lumps of owl goodness come from :))
I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's Native American presentations tomorrow, as well as our field trip with Na Wai Ekolu on Friday to help eradicate invasive species from our local stream ecosystem. Check back next week for more photos!
Until next time, take care and keep exploring!
Author: Mrs. Secreto
Lover of chocolate, trees, and humans