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August 22, 2014 - OUR FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

posted Aug 22, 2014, 2:14 PM by Sarah Winn
Wow! What an exciting first week in school! We participated in the Marshmallow Challenge. We were given 20 pieces of uncooked spaghetti, a strip of tape, and a big marshmallow. We had to work as a team to build the tallest, free-standing tower we could. Also, the marshmallow had to be on the very top of the tower. We learned how to use teamwork, listen to other's ideas and respect other people's ideas. It was really hard to do. Only one team was successful! We also created our class promise. We started by answering questions about school, our classroom, how kids should behave and how Mrs. Winn can help us. We used those answers to build our class promise together. We also looked at last year's promise to give us ideas. In math, we did a "Math About Me" project. We had to measure our head circumference and our height. We had to make sure we were measuring correctly. This week, we also made our book boxes. Next week, we'll learn about how to use them. We also delivered our first presentation with partners. We presented a venn diagram that we made about each other. Today, we saved Fred! Fred was a gummy worm. He was on a boat that tipped over. We had to save Fred by getting him into his life preserver. We had to use paperclips to move everything. We couldn't touch Fred, the life preserver, or the boat with our hands. We had to do all this with a partner without talking. It was a difficult challenge, but most of us were successful in the end. In the MESH, we were assigned our first homework project. Our identity posters are due at the beginning of next week. We also made covers for our reading notebooks. Today, we wrote for the first time in our whole class journals. The whole class shares the journals and they rotate. They're good because we can learn from our classmates and they can learn from us. We also wrote "If I Were in Charge of the World" poems. They turned out very silly!