This week was a busy week at school, even though it was only a four day week. On Wednesday, my school had an international day. Each class had studied a different country and had created different way to share their country with the other grades. My students researched the Philippines. Wednesday was the big day. The kids did such a great job learning, creating, and teaching. We decorated and turned our classroom "into" the Philippines. I was so proud of them.
Later that night we had our portfolio parties with the parents to celebrate the end of the year. I love portfolio parties because it gives the kids and parents a chance to sit down and see how much they have grown. Sometimes the change is so gradual it is easy to miss, but portfolios really show the growth over time.
In science we have been working on our Earth Movements unit. The students created their volcanoes on Thursday. We use model magic to create them. On Tuesday next week we will make them erupt!