Our week started with a trip to The Gulf of Maine Institute. What a wonderful morning full of inquiry and scientific learning about the wonders in the Gulf of Maine. Students had fun in simulator games as a fisherman, discovering the wonderful plankton collected that morning and viewed through microscopes, and holding and measuring and learning all about our lobster life in Maine. Please see all of the photos below.
We also had a special visit from two students from Kenya. They shared with the students about their home country and how our countries are similar and different. Their ending message to the students was to take advantage of all the wonderful educational opportunities that we have in the United States as many countries do not have those same opportunities.
We continued our work on Figurative Language by designing artistic posters focused on personal photos and writing figurative language about those photos to show what we know.
We ended our week with a visit from our 8th-grade buddies and the planning of our "Gift of Self" project. More information is coming home with your child.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday!