Math: This week in math we started quadrilaterals and 3D shapes. We learned how to classify various quadrilaterals based on their attributes and then completed a scavenger hunt around the school looking for quadrilaterals. We also downloaded an application titled “Geoboard”. This application will allow us practice making 2D shapes, but more specifically quadrilaterals. We also completed Khan assignments about quadrilaterals. Looking ahead: Next week we will continue working on 3D shapes and begin angles.
Science:We had a very busy week in science. We spent the first half of our week finishing our City of Ember projects. Once we completed our Ember projects we completed peer assessments, self assessments, and a reflection of the overall project. We also shared our projects with the rest of the class so that we could showcase our accomplishments and discuss the challenges we faced. Looking ahead: Next week we will begin to discuss how electricity and magnetism are related.
Humanities: We continued on with the reading of, "The City of Ember," and are endeavoring to figure out the Instructions page and the mystery of the missing letters and words. We expect to finish the book this week and then will be watching the movie to do a comparison of the characters, setting and storyline between the book and the movie. The students looked at the Metis culture and the history of their people. The students did a follow-up reading comprehension sheet on the Olympics.
The students did a self-assessment for term 2 that they will be sharing with you during student led conferences.
Expo: On Wednesday we had the privilege of listening to a guest speaker, named Ian, discuss solar energy. During this workshop we learned how solar panels are used around the world, how efficient solar panels are (30.7% efficient), and how solar panels help reduce pollution. We also had the wonderful opportunity to build circuits that incorporated solar panels.
We will also be going to Telus Spark on April 10 (Tue) from 10:30 to 2:30. We are looking for about 2-3 volunteers with their volunteer paperwork completed. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if interested.
Report cards are going home today. Student-led conferences are Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm; and Friday from 8 am to 1 pm. Sign up will start this afternoon at 4 pm and will be online. Instructions will be emailed to you from our office. If you're unable to attend these conferences, we will be sending the forms (i.e. a script) home with your child so you can conduct a home conference with them.