|Campus International School|
This week has been full of inquiry. The students used everyday objects to perform force and motion missions. They had to record their findings in their Mission Notebook. We also began putting our roller coasters together. They used pipe insulation, and tape to form their track. After the track was formed, they had to make sure their tape was smooth. If not, they would have too much friction, and the marble would not make it through the track. The students also created lap books. They will store their activities from our Unit of Inquiry, How the world works, in this lap book. They also have a pocket where they will add their new vocabulary words.
The Explorers sure did show their enthusiasm at our Winter Concert. Thank you to all the parents who brought their children out on such a snowy night! You helped make the show such a success! We also want to show our appreciation to Mr. Levy and Mrs. Pohl who prepared our Explorers for the concert.
We are almost half way through our Unit of Inquiry, How the World Works. Is your Explorer able to tell you the Central Idea (Forces affect the way objects move)? We have discussed push, pull, gravity, friction, and have even heard the words potential and kinetic energy.
Please continue having your child read at least 15 minutes per night, and practicing their math facts. They can either use flash cards or First In Math.
It was a sad week at CIS. We said goodbye to Ms. Minnillo, Mrs. Fairman's student teacher, and Ms. Victor, Ms. Lipka's student teacher. We really appreciate all their hard work and dedication.
This week, we introduced our new Unit of Inquiry, How the world works. Mrs. Fairman's tablecloth provocation really caused the students to think about how the plate and bowl stayed on the table when she pulled the tablecloth from under them. The first graders also went on a push or pull scavenger hunt around the building. They were looking for the push or pull force