Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday in Casa 2 to decorate the cover page of your child’s poetry book. It was great to see everyone’s creativity shine. We hope you enjoy reading the poems with your child as much as we have enjoyed reciting them in the classroom.
Casa 2 would like to thank Kian’s mom who joined us on Thursday to read 2 wonderful stories to the class. The students made muffins to share with their families and even learned how to use a piping bag to decorate the tops of the muffins. We hope everyone is enjoying the family day long weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
Grade 7 students are learning about Louisiana in their latest unit that features a ‘road trip’ project. King cake is traditionally eaten during Mardi Gras celebrations in cities like New Orleans. This tradition was brought to the area by Basque settlers in 1718 – the cake is a ring of twisted cinnamon roll style dough. It is usually topped with icing and sugar, which is colored with the traditional Mardi Gras colors of green, gold and purple. Traditionally, there is also a trinket (usually a small plastic baby) hidden in the cake. In southern culture, whoever finds the baby must provide the next king cake or host the next Mardi Gras party.
The Level Fives spent time today exploring the function of fruits and how they develop. They learned about different types of fruits and asked awesome questions worth researching!