This week Mrs. Vig’s class read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in their Storytown Unit. At one point in the story it reads “Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. One day there was nothing but Gorgonzola cheese all day long.” In response to this a student asked “What’s Gorgonzola cheese?” To find out, Mrs. Vig treated the first graders to a bite of this cheese. Here’s what Lucious and Luke had to say:
“I ate the Gorgonzola cheese. It made me happy. The cheese was creepy, awesome, and smelly. – Lucious
“I smelled and ate the gorgonzola cheese. It made me vomit. The cheese was disgusting because it was terrible, smelly, icky, white, huge, triangular shaped and pointy. -Luke
That cheese sure appealed to our senses. We used our describing and feeling words to write about our experience. Most of the students echoed the sentiments of Lucious and Luke. Now our homework is to see what our parents have to say about Gorgonzola cheese!
One way Pinewood students have been celebrating March is Reading Month is by participating in their very own Spring Reading Book Tournament. Our bracket started with 16 of the most popular children’s books. Each week, students vote for their favorite books. Votes are tallied to determine which book makes it to the next round of voting. After three weeks of voting, Pinewood students have narrowed the original 16 books down to our top 2… The Harry Potter series and The Dr. Seuss collection. Pinewood students will vote for their favorite next week!
Barnes and Noble was a favorite!
Students enjoyed seeing economics in real-life situations.
Pinewood’s fifth graders enjoyed putting their economic knowledge to good use in a real-world setting… Woodland Mall! In the morning, students were given a tour of the JCPenney store and looked for examples of economic concepts in Gap, H&M, and Barnes and Noble. Everyone enjoyed eating lunch in the food court! The afternoon was spent visiting more stores looking for real-life connections to our in-class learning. What a great day!
Miss Jones’ class studying Michigan history!
A new interesting twist with using demos! No more robot speeches.