We spent time this week working on Olympic themed double bar graphs so that students could connect math to a current event. We started off by collecting data from the 2018 Olympics website and from there we created and shared what we learned using double bar graphs. As the week continued, we took time to create a graph representing medals that Canada and four other countries have won so far. In one class, we made predictions about who would win the Olympics based off the data in our classroom graph by using key words such as “more likely”, “less likely” and “equally likely”.
Looking ahead: We will be working on more graphing related to the Olympics, and we will have a class review of our check-ins.
Students were tasked with constructing series and parallel circuits in groups, this time using motors instead of lightbulbs. We also continued our discussion on the differences between series and parallel circuits.
Looking ahead: Students are to design and construct something electrical that can/will help them do their jobs in the City of Ember. Planning for this project will begin next week.
Both classes spent time this week looking over their FreshGrade Portfolios and making sure that all of their assignments were complete and up to date.
This week we continued to work on our poetry anthology and should be finished up early next week. We have also continued on with the reading of, "The City of Ember," and getting a better handle on all of the various jobs within the city.
We will be visiting two sites on Wednesday, Feb. 21st: the MRU Maker Space in the Riddell Library and the Military Museum. Then on Thursday, Feb. 22nd, students will be swimming at the Southland Leisure Centre for the whole day. Informed consent forms were sent out this week. Please have them signed and returned to your child's homeroom teacher asap. We are still looking for a few volunteers for the Maker Space/Military Museum trip.
Have a lovely Family Day weekend!