Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February 16, 2015 Family Science Night

Wayne Center welcomed Science Central on Monday evening.  They brought several exploration stations for families to enjoy.  The topic was --Science in Motion!  There was something for everyone! Students had a great time creating motion with chemistry and physics. They got to blow up a balloon with the power of chemistry; balance a paper clown on one finger, or even on their nose. At one station, students created two color polymers and watched as the colors collided and combined. Then the young scientists tried their hands at levitating magnets, moving cars mysteriously, and manipulating magnetic motion.  Who would have guessed science could be such fun!
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15, 2015 Relaxing and Pizza

Let's talk relaxing and PIZZA!

We use pizzas to teach fractions and support reading outside of the classroom.  It can be lots of fun!
Now, we have thought of a new reason to enjoy pizza.  We have a goal to do our very best on the upcoming state tests.  Third graders have worked hard this year to learn the material presented to them.  They have increased their comprehension skills and word skills.  They have fine tuned their math skills with detailed measure. (Pun! Pun!)  Soon they will "show what they know!"

Since this is the first year for these students to take these assessments, it is vital to balance importance with peace of mind. To foster this, the class is taught a song for relaxing and encouraged to do the best they can on everything that is asked of them. The students created a chart of what to do when they come to something difficult.  They have been using these skills all year long.

To reward all their hard work, we will be looking forward to a pizza party when the first round of testing is completed.  To earn the party, the students need to do their personal best. That is all that can be asked of any of us.  Pizza time...Here we come!!!

February 13, 2015 Valentine's party

Third graders enjoyed giving and receiving valentines this past Friday.  The froggy valentine bags were my valentine to each of them.  Some valentines included treats, too.  It was a fun way to end the week!