This week we have started our water and air unit in science. The class has been looking a thermometers and how they work. We boiled water and watched what happened to the thermometer and then put it in snow from outside. The class loved watching the temperature go up and down. We have started to read the numbers on thermometers and it will become part of our morning work. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of this process. I was too busy having fun with the kids!
Today we learned about the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. We talked about his style and what we saw when we looked at his artwork.
Many students noticed the boats and wanted to know why they were on the ocean when the waves were so high. Others noticed the mountain in the background and we talked about how it is Mount Fuji. One Super Kid said that the wave looked like it was going to gobble the people up! Another Super Kid made the connection to our poppy art from either in the year. They said, “Mrs. Didyk, the mountain is like our poppies. Its smaller to show that its far away.” Awesome!
We started the sketching process today and will paint and outline next week. We had to stop to go to music and many didn’t want to leave. The art rule in our class is ” There are no mistakes in art, just opportunities!” It is wonderful to see the class jumping into a project. Stay tuned!
This afternoon the class will have genius hour. Many kids are presenting and they are so eager to research. One Super Kid shared this morning. We learned about Frogs. I love the way she decided to share her learning!
Monday is the 100th day of school! I know where did the time go? The Super Kids will be participating in 100 day math, writing and a whole lot more. It is going to be another crazy day with lots of learning. Have a wonderful weekend.