Flowering Plants and Animal Habitats
- Resources – what do all living things need to survive?
- Shelter – types, purposes
- Read a book about the California Least Tern, then drew and wrote to show our understanding of its habitat and shelter, as well as the impact people are having on it.
- Exploding Dice – geometry of standard dice; patterns of standard dice; played addition/subtraction Compare (also known as War) with dice; played a human-sized game of addition Bingo.
Journey to Mars – led by Jennifer Racusin
Dates: Fridays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4
Description: Are you ready to talk space? I’ve spent the year going to educator events at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) learning everything I can from them. Now I’m going to share this knowledge with you. I’ve got Slides! Science Experiments! Videos! Let’s spend Fridays in April and early May learning about the Mars InSight mission launching on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. This is a unique launch because it’s the first time an interplanetary vehicle is being launched from our coast - and we’ll be able to see it! We’ll also learn about Earth, Mars, the moon and the quest to understand the origins of our solar system along the way.
Butacas – a maker workshop – led by Sara Ochoa
Dates: Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30
11:00-noon (kids can stay for lunch)
Sara Ochoa (mom of Seth and Samara) will be leading a series of workshops in which students will design and build their own butaca (easy chair). She is generously sharing this family tradition (she remembers doing this with her grandfather as a child) with us. It connects nicely with the Found in Translation exhibit currently at LACMA through April 1st. Students will assemble a wooden frame, design a decorative pattern, weave the seat and put it all together into a functional chair. They will take their butacas home after the last workshop.
Stay informed! Connect with the DVIA Facebook Group! The DVIA Yahoo group will be closed in June. See this note from Heidi B.:
At the request of Kaitlin, Michelle, and the DVIA team, we are streamlining the way in which our community communicates online, specifically through social media and community forums. As of June 8th, we will be dismantling and shutting down the DVIA Yahoo Group and will solely operate out of a new, private DVIA Facebook group (Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1873793045986045/). We realize that you may have found traction and value in using this specific forum. The DVIA team’s goal is to make community communication easier to access for new and veteran families, and to create an online community where we are all truly connected and learning from each other. If you’d like to transfer any resources/files to the new Facebook group, be sure to do so before we shut down this site on June 8th. Once you join the new group, please review the guidelines! This will help us all be on the same page about expectations and will give tips on how to post with tags specific to groups/cores/purposes that will be easily searchable within the group. Please reach out to Kaitlin with any questions. Thanks!
SLC’s – Please sign up for an appointment. See the attached guidelines for a refresher about how to prepare and what is expected.
- Sign up for Janette’s families: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada729a13-march4
Spring Break – No School / No Homeschool April 2 - 6
Future Events to keep on your radar:
LACMA Evening for Educators: City and Cosmos: Arts of Teotihuacan – Tues., Apr. 10 at 5pm. These adult evenings are great events focused on building educators’ skill sets and content knowledge. The $15 ticket includes a catered dinner (served outdoors, so wear layers). http://www.lacma.org/evenings-for-educators
Collaborative Student Exhibition – May 9th - 5 – 6:30 – Start thinking about a project your student would like to focus on and display for our Spring Exhibition.
Hubble IMAX Field Trip – May 16th
POL’s (Presentations of Learning) – May 29 – June 1