Thursday, May 4, 2017

Weekly Post 5/4/17

May the Fourth Be With You!!!  (And Altho With You)

This week on team Spencer was very short.

Zoey taught us how to draw pirates on Monday. We had a chance to draw a pirate and make little changes to personalize them. It was a fun time. On Wednesday we saw the last production of Spencer's Forum theater elective. We also learned about some cool Library information from an Ann Arbor Public Library librarian. Spenser also taught us this week how to make origami hearts. Just in time for Mother's Day. Everyone was successful in creating their hearts.

On Friday we had a surprise field trip for Spencer's Celebration Day. Although her birthday is in June when we don't have school, she likes to celebrate with the class. Everyone in our class gets their very own celebration day whether their birthday is during school or not. But, nobody knew a field trip was coming!

The Forum Theatre Elective had it's last performance on Wednesday.  It was super cool to dissect possible reasons why people may display unexpected behavior.  

In math we finished up our math board games. Next week we will learn how to play all of them.

Just a neat picture of 3 Team Spencerites

Weekly Post 4/28/17

This week 
n Team Spencer we have been doing a lot.
 On Monday
 we had a visitor from the University Musical Society that did a post-show workshop with us on how music can communicate the idea of who a person is. We were able to describe a person just based on what the music that was written about them sounded like. It was very fascinating.

Noelle taught us this week about the Muir Woods National Park and about all of the flora and fauna found within the park. We went on a pinecone scavenger hunt to get questions to answer about Muir Woods. Sean also taught us about graphic novels this week
 and helped us build our own graphic novels. Our se
ond round teaching is off to a great start.

After spending months playing the online game Building Detroit, we had the chance to go to the Detroit Historical Museum and see how Detroit was actually built. It was a great experience.

In math we are continuing to work on our math board games. There are games that highlight time, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and measurement. They look like they will be very fun games to play.

Weekly Post 4/21/17

This week in Team Spencer, after taking a break from our Hero's Journey stories, 
e began the revising process.  We will look at ways to make our stories better, correct grammar and improve punctuation.  We are letting our colleagues have a look at our stories and make suggestions.

We are also continuing to work on our 
lans.  We have been 
aving meetings where we review our last lesson, reflect on the feedback we received, and brainstorm
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ways to make our next lesson even better.

e have been exercising our problem solving skills with math challenges and logic puzzles.  We are applying mathematical thinking to problems that don't involve numbers.  We will then create our own math challenges and math mysteries.

The Forum Theatre elective will have performances on Wednesday, April 26th in Spencer's room (
-2 invited), and Wednesday, May 5th in the Atrium (3-8 invited).  Both performances will be at 2:30 pm.  Adult audience members are encouraged to come and participate in this interactive theater piece.