What’s happening with the 7/8/9s – week 21!

This newsletter was dictated by the 7/8/9s and typed by Sami.

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Hey Families!

This week in writing we started to write our story about our hike at the Equinox Preserve with Rick. We had to think about what we did on the hike and we split it up into parts. We used our independent writing to help us and we put the things we did in sequence. Next we will finish splitting the story into parts so each of us can work on some part of the story.

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In math this week we focused on our 100th day of school projects. We all have to do 3 projects. One project has to involve showing groups that add up to 100, another one can be free choice, and the last one can be with a group. So far we have a lot of projects! We are going to going to display the projects downstairs in Brittany’s classroom with the 5/6s and 6/7s as a museum! We hope you can come see it on Friday at 11:30 before dismissal!!!

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“This is us working on 100 day projects. It will be great when we finish.”

We put together the wire pieces for our animals. Then we started to stuff the fox with newspaper. We taped it so the paper stays in place. It’s going to take a long time to finish them!!! We wanted to work on them more but we had to focus on our 100 projects!

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It was so rainy on Wednesday that we had to have outside time in the barn. We got to use the rock climbing wall and the climbing rope. The rope was really hard for some people and easy for other people but it was fun for everyone. Chloe could climb almost to the top without using her feet. There was also the foosball table which was cool!

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“On Wednesday we had outside time in the barn there was the rope swing and the climbing wall it was fun.”

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“After lunch we went outside it was so wet we went in the barn to play. There is a foosball table and a climbing rope and also a rock climbing wall it was so fun.”

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“This week we went to the barn. We played foosball at the barn.”

Stacy taught us how to weave this week! Some people already knew how to weave but it was still really fun. We got to used lots of different colors of yarn and needle threaders. Next week we can finish our weaving with Stacy.

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“I did weaving with Stacy Gates. I made a colorful one it was fun.”

On Thursday we went for a hike at Merck. We found a bunch of animal signs in the woods. Like chewed acorns from squirrels, squirrel nests in trees, animal holes and a place where a rabbit probably lived. The guide, Chris, told us that rabbits like to live in bushy spots and if there was snow we would see tracks and tunnels to animal homes, but we still did find some animal tracks like a deer print and a trail where the deer ran. We also saw deer beds and there was lots of deer poop which is called scat. Matthew’s new puppy Willa came and she was so cute! She is so fluffy and soft and we love her. Chris showed us a bunch of cool animal skins before we went outside. They were from all kinds of furry animals like raccoon, red fox, coyote, weasel, and mink and some other ones. The coyote skin was SO big. It was cool.

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“This week we went on a walk we saw some clues from the animals the dog bit me we had a good time hiking and it was a good day to walk.”

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“We went to Merck forest for a hike. My dad brought our dog Willa. We found deer poop.”

We had a great week!

Love,
The 7/8/9s! (Cian, Chloe, Kelley, Matthew, Nathaniel, Noah, and Willem)

 

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