We are continuing our study of simple machines by examining the wheel and axle. Students studied the components of a school wagon, doorknob and faucet. Many were amazed that the screw in the faucet and doorknob functioned as an axle. A field trip to the McWane Science Center has been scheduled for January. This trip will serve as a culmination of our simple machine study. You can find the information and permission slip in Google Classroom. We also our continuing our exploration of the commutative property in addition and multiplication. We also worked on memorization of multiplication facts. In geometry we looked for parallel, intersecting, perpendicular, divergent and convergent lines in our class room. Our cultural studies have focused on the Needs of Humans. Grammar studies included verbs and pronouns. Next week is set to be another action packed week. Make sure to have your student at school before 8:15 each morning. We start each day with an 8:15 community meeting which often includes lessons and always includes a peace ceremony. Thank you to each of you for all your continued support.