Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly Summary: 11/14-11/18

On Monday, our attention was drawn to the moon.  We started the day with a beautiful poem about the moon, Silver by Walter de la Mare.  In the afternoon we discussion why the full moon this month's full moon is called a "super-duper" moon.  We watched a brief video from NASA that explained the reason the moon was so close to Earth.  We learned that the moon travels in an ellipse not a circle.  Later in the week, the children continued working on a project exploring the school.  We did an experiment that showed that liquids have different density. This week, the children interviewed people about their offices.

In math class, the children played an game in which three children each got a number card and they needed to arrange themselves to make the biggest and smallest number they could. 


Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws and a silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.

Walter de la Mare
Daniel and Lila interviewing Rachel

Thomas, Edison, and Eli interviewing Karen

Roxanne and Oliver interviewing Mary

Esh and Billy interviewing Kim

The density of the liquids 
enable them to be layered
Experiment with liquids



The results were even more visible when a
stick was added

The children were able to take home the masks
they've  been working on in Art class
for weeks, but not before a "photo op"

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