We had a guest speaker, come and talk to students about the wonderful and interesting math behind snowflakes. Students constructed their own snowflakes with their knowledge of fractals, fractions, angles, proportions, etc. Students also learned the long division method for solving division questions. We also did a check-in on division in word problem formats. Feedback to be returned next week. In one class, we started our unit on quadrilaterals with students creating their ways of classifying/sorting the many types of quadrilaterals.
Looking ahead: more quadrilaterals
Students constructed series and parallel circuits and we began our discussion on their differences. We then drew jobs for their City of Ember project.
Looking ahead: With these jobs, students are to design and construct something that is electrical that can/will help them do their jobs in the City of Ember.
Students continued to work on their poetry unit and have explored a variety of poetry forms. All students should have completed a visual representation of some sort of their "Where I'm From" poem. We should finish up the poetry unit by Wednesday next week. We started the City of Ember read aloud and all students have chosen their jobs as contributing members of the City of Ember. We will be continuing with the reading and analysis of the novel until spring break.
Swimming all day (PE) February 22 (Thursday all day) Informed consents for this trip will be distributed by their PE teachers.
Looking ahead. We will be looking for volunteers for the following trip:
Maker Space at MRU and Military Museum. Feb. 21st (Wednesday). Informed consent to be given on Monday next week.
We have noticed a dramatic increase in rubix cube use in the classroom and it's exciting to see students use problem-solving strategies through this toy. Should students use it during inappropriate times, i.e. work times, we will and have confiscated them (and returned them at the end of the day). If you notice that your child is bringing more than a handful (like >5) of them to school, please talk to them about bringing only one for them to use during down times. Thank you for your support.