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Our students have been learning about waves and incorporating words in their vocabularies such as crest, trough, wavelength, frequency, and amplitude, and they engaged in a few projects and simulations. We dove into the artistic side by learning about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and listening and analyzing the Gordon Lightfoot song’s lyrics. We then observed photos of powerful waves in the Great Lakes, known as Waves of November or November Witch Waves. Students applied their artistic skills to create chalk pastels of these powerful autumnal forces of nature.
On Friday, October 6th, our students got to see what STEAM options are available to them when they get to the high school. There were so many classes no group got to see every option: manufacturing, welding, robotics, CAD, CAM, cooking, music, art options, forestation projects, greenhouse horticulture, tiny house building, computer programming, FFA, and more. Our students came back excited about their future opportunities!
Nike has generously made available a large amount of used furniture items to the Newberg School District. At Ewing Young we have recently benefited from their generosity. In the 4/5 grades we added some whiteboard tables to our classrooms to use for small group brainstorming and skill work. Show in this photo are students using the tables to solve math equations.
We are in need of clean tin cans for an upcoming project involving our study of waves that we will be working on in a few weeks. So, if you have some soup-sized cans that you were planning on sending to the recycling facility, send them our way this time. We would really appreciate it. When we get what we need, we’ll send out an email. Thanks!
We have just concluded reading and writing narrative stories in our CKLA reading curriculum, and we have taken a few days to focus more on literary story elements by viewing Pixar movie shorts before moving on to our next CKLA unit. We have analyzed the movie shorts whole class, collaboratively, and individually. As you may have guessed based on the content, our kids have been very engaged in this study.
Here are a few more pics of students learning about potential and kinetic energy as well as how energy transfer works. Students engaged in a lab involving dropping different types of balls and recording data about their bounce heights. They also explored energy transfer by colliding marbles, and they explored energy concepts with rubber band cars.