It was another great week in Round Rock!
We “dissected” flowers, including the roots, stems, leaves, buds, and petals, looking for seeds and how things “work” inside a plant. (Dirt and all!) The students drew diagrams of their findings and many kept the flower parts and incorporated these pieces into their diagram. Check their green science folder for their great work! Ask the students about a seed “coat” and the purpose of each of the plant parts they identified.
Homework for Monday class is to do their written number of pushups (found in their Martial Arts folder) daily along with their single leg standing and balancing exercises. Perform front kick three times per day (per leg) holding the extended front kick position for 5 seconds at a time. Also in Martial Arts we awarded our Student of the Month. Please congratulate Gracelyn in grade 3/4.
On Monday we practiced creating a scene and acting together with multiple actors at the same time. The older kids got to play game together called “Why are you late?” They had a few scripted lines but it also required improvisation. The younger kids got to act out a game called “Who is at the Door?“ where the characters were given different personas to take on and they needed to act it out while interacting with a person who had another persona.
In character building the 5th & 6th graders are getting farther into The Westing Game. I think we are all enjoying reading the spooky story. We are far enough into the story now that most of the characters have been introduced so we are finally learning more details about the characters so we can identify what type of people they are. We are learning the people we thought were trustworthy at the beginning actually are not, and we are discovering the people we thought were bad are actually good.
This week we have been working on the numbers we worked in pronunciation, spelling and some exercises. K/1 learned from 1-10, 2/3 & 3/4 from 0 to 20 and 5/6 from 0 to 100. We will keep working on the numbers for the next two weeks.
Blessings, Angela Turner, Director