Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekly Recap

It's time for our weekly recap!  So what happened this week in our classroom?  On Monday we learned Mrs. Piccone would be out all week serving on jury duty.  We learned about the court system during our How we organize ourselves IB unit.  How cool that Mrs. Piccone was able to experience the workings of the court system first hand.

On Tuesday we visited the Book Fair and went to the YMCA for our weekly swimming lessons.  The girls beat the boys getting ready again this week.  Way to go girls!  

On Wednesday we started our super secret Mother's Day gift!!!  Our class is so excited to share them with their special grownups! 

And how about Thursday when we had special visitors in our classroom.  We were so lucky to have about 13 special Grandpals visit our room.  We taught our Grandpals the Water Cycle Song and made special water cycle bracelets.
Water Travels in a Cycle
(Tune: She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain)
Water travels in a cycle. Yes, it does!
Water travels in a cycle. Yes, it does!
It goes up as evaporation,
Forms clouds as condensation,
And comes down as precipitation. Yes, it does!
Source: The Mailbox 1999-2000 Yearbook
And finally on Friday we took a field trip to the York Water Company!  We learned how important it is to conserve the water we have and how lucky we are to have fresh clean water at our disposal.  Did you know the water we drink is pumped up hill?  It also comes from the lakes and nearby streams.  The water passes through reservoirs that allows the dirt and sediment to settle to the bottom.  The dirt is then pumped to another building and squeezed to get rid of any extra water.  The "dry" dirt is then mixed with other organic material and then used for gardens.  How cool is that...even the water company Reduces, Reuses and Recycles!!!
When we returned from our field trip we celebrated two special birthdays!  
Happy Birthday John and Mrs. Sharpe (me!) 

Have a great week!

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