Fourth grade students took science to a whole new level when they attended two learning labs at the Museum of Science and Industry. Students learned Newton’s Laws and experimented in the Colorful Chemistry lab. Through observation and hands on activities 4th grade students left with a wealth of new scientific knowledge!
The students in Room 213 have been navigating their way around the city via the CTA this month. They planned out their routes, using various websites and apps, and decided the best use of their money when buying Ventra cards, passes and lunch. On one trip the students traveled to the southside to visit Kenwood Academy for a performance by a Jamaican Ensemble. Some of our bravest students even volunteered to show off their dancing skills on stage! On another trip the students students traveled to Steppenwolf Theater, where (thanks to a generous donation) they had the opportunity to see the play “Monster”. Students were able to discuss the themes of innocence, guilt, and accountability with lead actor, Daniel Kyri, and the rest of the cast. It was an amazing experience!
The 3rd Graders in Room 102 have been learning all about fractions. They created different visuals to represent them including flip books and number lines.
This month we hosted our Chinese exchange students from the Beijing Foreign Languages School. Our exchange students visited City Hall, the Shedd Aquarium, the John Hancock building and more! A huge thank to Ms. Aquino for all of her hard work in planning and organizing this exchange. Also, a sincere thank you to all of our families who were gracious enough to open their homes and host a student. This program would not be possible without you!
Room 103 is finishing a unit on colors! For the past month we have been learning to identify colors in a number of different ways. We have read books about colors and practiced identifying both the color and the object while we read. In our classroom, students have the opportunity to answer orally or by pointing to pictures so that every student has the opportunity to participate.
We also created a collage for each color that was made into a book that students will be able to take home so they can practice their colors at home, as well! Students used crayons, markers, Dot Painters, and scissors and glue to create their collages and they had a lot of fun making art while also working on their fine motor skills!
We all worked together as a classroom (both AM and PM sessions) to create a collaborative art project. We used our handprints to make a rainbow that hangs is hanging in our classroom to remind us how beautiful it is when we work together!
A huge thank you to our amazing parent volunteers for planning and organizing our K-2 Valentine’s Dance. We had a ton of fun!
Emma Z. and Tiffany L. recently participated in the regional Science Fair and have qualified for the city wide competition.
The Elementary Science Olympiad meets every other week. They study topics including anatomy, aerodynamics, physiology, rocks and minerals.tcp.