Wednesday Highlights (3/28)

SCIENCE with Mrs. Cecil:
We explored how the oval shape of an egg is naturally super strong! We tested the first law of inertia in several different experiments using eggs and coins. (At times, it was a bit messy!) We also explored how important it is to balance weight by placing clay inside a can and making it do “rock and roll tricks.” Homework challenge: research which shape is stronger—a triangle or an oval and why?

P.E. with Mrs. Kaderli
– we wrapped up our basketball unit. Great job kiddos!

COMMUNICATIONS with Ms. Newell:
*K/1 & 1/2-
Last week we talked about how to persuade people and what that means (an intro to debate and persuasive speeches), so this week we talked about the difference between persuading people to allow good things (advocating for ourselves or talking to parents or siblings about what we’d want to do) and using lying as a means of persuasion. We watched a video on Confucius and his commitment to being a persuader who also told the truth. We then discussed how we can use persuasion to get out of trouble instead of being honest about our mistakes and we brought it back to the concept of personal values and character like we’d talked about several weeks ago—part of being a good persuader has to be rooted in the commitment to being honest even if it gets us in trouble. We must always persuade for the truth to be seen rather than to get good things for ourselves or to get out of trouble.
*3/4 & 5/6 we continued to work through our persuasive speeches. Because recess was inside, we didn’t have the quiet space for those who wanted to share their speeches one-on-one this week, so those students will go next week during recess.

Their goal this week was to use persuasion as a good thing and to think of an example in their day-to-day lives where they have tried to persuade someone to see their side.

SPANISH with Mrs. Rodriguez: Hola!
*K/1:This week we read La casa de Oso ( Bears House) and Slurp, Slurp, Slurp! Sopa, Sopa, Sopa. The kids also colored a picture of mi barrio
( neighborhood).
*1/2: The kids matched our familia pictures with their Spanish translation. Some of our friends practiced writing the vocabulary words themselves! Great job kids! We also read Slurp, Slurp, Slurp! Sopa, Sopa, Sopa.
*3/4: We traveled to Costa Rica this week with Alaina! We learned that Costa Rica has over 34,000 different species of insects! Got to meet a few! The natives refer to themselves as Ticos and Ticas. We visited over 800 miles of beautiful coastline beaches! Alaina shared with us interesting facts about one of the ten most active volcanos in the world ( Arenal). We will also be sampling one of Costa Ricas traditional deserts in the next coming weeks! When we retuned to class, some of our friends translated and shared their family names with the class. Please complete your arbol genealogico.
*5/6: Madeline took us to Puerto Rico this week! Madeline was kind enough to share some of her abuela with us, she is a native Puerto Rican! We learned about the national drink ( Pina Colada), saw some favorite dishes, Arroz con Lechon. Also sampled a favorite desert pastelito! Gracias Madeline, muy delicioso! Met some beautiful animales that are found in El Yunque rainforest, like the Emerald Anole that changes colors! We also heard a Spanish dialogue, written and translated by Zoe Rose. Great job girls! We will complete the workbook pages I had previously assigned for homework together next week!
Gracias!
Maria Rodriguez

ART with Mrs. L
It’s crunch time! We’re trying to wrap up our murals for our big debut for the art show at the end of the year!!! Here are some sneak previews of our Mural pieces…

ALL CAMPUSES PRACTICED SAFETY DRILLS THIS WEEK (including tornado and intruder safety). Have a great weekend, from your TREA teachers!

*Reminder:
Tuition is due next week. Don’t worry, you have missed any announcements about open registration, notices coming soon!

Blessings, Angela Turner, Director
(512)584-4179

Matt 19:15 “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”