Wednesday, Feb 21: EXPO Swimming at Southland Leisure Center
Tuesday, Feb 27: EXPO Military Museum and MRU MakerSpace (we still need 6 parent volunteers)
Friday, March 2: No School
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. Students are including an art element by creating custom stamps for their graphs based on the sport or country they are analyzing. Students also created mathematical criteria for sorting quadrilaterals by using terms such as “right angles”, “parallel lines” and “lines of symmetry”. Looking ahead: We will be working on more graphing related to the Olympics, and continue our exploration of shape and space.
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. They are in the midst of completing a short check-in on circuits, see Fresh Grade for more information on that. It should be completed early this week, some students may have taken it home over the weekend to do their recording in a quiet space.
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.
This short week was filled with hard work. We wrapped up our projects about regional issues, found out who won the Caldecott Medal, read some “City of Ember,” and started some projects about the 2018 Winter Olympic games. Next week we will work on Olympic mini projects, read “The City of Ember,” and work with the “Metis Roadcase” from the National Music Centre.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns