Plants Pre-assessment

This week we are starting a new unit on plants!  Below is a survey about plants.  Use your background knowledge to answer the questions.  This survey will not be assessed, but I will use the information to determine what you already know about plants so please try your best.

Click here to take the Plant Survey

After you have completed the survey take some time to check out these interactive plant websites to learn more about plants or practice what you already know!

Parts of a Flower
Plant Structure and Functions
Helping Plants Grow Well

Lighthouse Morning Meeting

The lighthouse had their second all house morning meeting on Wednesday.  Third grade students shared their human body projects, 4th graders recited a poem and 5th graders read our morning message about Woman’s History Month and Dorothy Canfield Fisher.  Thank you Ms. Millham for leading a wonderful morning meeting.

Math Explorations

Unit 8 is all about area and perimeter. To kick off our unit and activate our prior knowledge, we explored the relationship between area and perimeter with stations. One station used “super” geoboards! We used velcro and attached 4 boards together. Partners and groups rotated to each station.

Cydney, Liam and Taylor challenged themselves to create different perimeters with the same area. It wasn’t easy, but they figured it out. We enjoyed rotating from activity to activity!

Perimeter and Area Explorations on PhotoPeach