Third quarter beginnings

Third quarter has begun and the saints in the gentleness fruit stand sure are busy! In math, the saints are working on measurement. There is no better way to learn the difference between perimeter and area than to measure the classroom, the hallway, and the tables. When the concept of volume was added, saints had fun using cubic inch blocks. Saints engaged in  higher order thinking to determine shapes that met certain total volumes. In literature, students are reading, DuBois’ The Twenty-one Balloons, so saints are making models of hot air balloons out of paper mache. Once they dry, students will paint and hang them. There are so many fun and educational things happening in the gentleness fruit stand this quarter.