Kids at Work!

A day in the life of a Lawrence Primary School student is filled with countless opportunities to work hard and persevere! This week was no different as students embarked on reading, math, science, and language arts journeys!


Did you know that January 31st was National Hot Chocolate Day?! Well Ms. Lopeck and her second graders sure did! Ms. Lopeck's students each tasted their hot chocolate with different toppings (marshmallows, sprinkles, whipped cream, peppermint sticks) and then used their math skills to graph how many students liked each topping. Throughout the activity, students also made scientific observations about which toppings sank and which floated. The boys and girls in Ms. Lopeck's class also listened to a read aloud of the book Warm Chocolate!*


*Third grade orchestra students in Ms. Avellaneda's class practiced playing their bass in school this week. Students have learned the note names on the lines and spaces, as well as the meaning of the half note, whole note, quarter note, and quarter rests. Being a musician requires a lot of patience, practice, and math! Did you know students have to make sure every measure contains four beats of notes/rests? Make sure to practice at home!*

*Ms. Avellaneda's first grade students practiced their rhythms and proudly displayed their My First Rhythms activity!*




*Great scientists make predictions and observations, which is EXACTLY what the students in Ms. Romito's second grade class did! Students participated in a science experiment called The Great Cookie Dunk where they first documented their observations about three different types of cookies (ex: round, heavy, smooth, fragile). Next, students made predictions about which cookie they believed would float and which cookie they believed would sink. Lastly, came the great cookie dunk! After placing each cookie in a cup of milk, students recorded if their initial prediction was correct or incorrect.*

*Listening with attention is the key to being successful when learning about musical phrases! Mr. Spera and his students practiced clapping in unison to signal the end of a musical phrase; think of a musical phrase as a period in a sentence!*