Thank you so much to those of you who volunteered last week to play the math games with us. The campers had a blast.
Just a few highlights on this short week:
In math we have finished chapter 1 on place value, and have just started chapter two on numbers to 1,000. Yesterday the campers had a lot of fun making groups of 10 objects to count up to a certain amount of hundreds in each station. Take a look at the pictures.
We have also been learning a lot about different habitats, and writing reports after watching some videos.
And as a final note, I want to thank you all for all the support and help that you give to this Nature camp. I feel truly blessed to work in this community, with such wonderful kids and families. I am so lucky to have a job that I adore, in this fantastic school, with such amazing administrators and colleagues. I am thankful for all that.
I really wish that you have a great Thanksgiving break with your friends and families.
These past two weeks our campers have been exposed to the Andalusian accent of Spanish through our Spanish Mystery reader, and our Cultural Assistant. Our students enjoyed a beautiful narration of Streganona, and this week, our Assistant created a fun and engaging interactive presentation on Andalucia, the southern region of Spain. Thank you, Mystery reader for volunteering to read a story to our campers!
In math we have been skip counting to 1,000 in 100s, 10s, 5s, 2s, and 1s.
In Science we have been getting ready for our Animal Habitat Science Fair, connecting our research from World Animal Day, to the habitats of our animals. Students have been learning a lot about the rainforest, and the importance of conservation of precious resources.
This week our campers have been really hands on with their learning:
In Science, we have finished the unit on matter, first creating the highest structure with cards and clips, and then transforming it into a stronger structure that can hold the weight of a hard cover book.
During math, we have continued our journey through numberless problems, and splitting up numbers in tens and ones. During Halloween Day, our aide Esther, presented on "El Dia de Los Santos", a November 1st celebration in Spain to honor our family members that passed away, and engaged our campers with a fun game comparing Halloween with El Dia de los Santos. In the afternoon, we ended the school day with a fantastic party organized by our volunteers, in which our campers decorated a pumpkin, frosted some cookies with some scary and yummy scenes, and played a guessing game with some horrific and mysterious objects in cauldrons. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
And during Language Arts, our campers have continued their practice on close reading, learning new vocabulary, and doing some summarizing with sequence of events.
Take a look at this week's slideshow.
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!