- Field trip on Tuesday 30 May
- Sports day on Friday 2 June (rain day is Monday 5 June)
This week we talked a lot about growth vs. fixed mindset and how we learn best from our mistakes. Our conversations centered mostly on our math learning, but we talked about how this applies to all aspects of our life. Check out this amazing video from Jo Boaler and Stanford University on Youcubed.org.
As we continue to inquire into conflict, perspective, and the effects of conflicts; we completed and reflected on several group project activities where we had to take on roles, solve disagreements, and make sure all voices were heard in the group. We were creative and made a project only out of the items in our desks, we created a mobile to show conflict in various areas of our lives, and worked on a difficult fraction project to construct number lines. Finally, we are collecting data around conflict in our lives but tracking it over several days in our journals. We will collate the data next week to look for trends and brainstorm resolutions.
We explored similes and metaphors as a way to engage readers and make our writing more descriptive by creating personal narratives from another person's perspective. We used powerful photos of a variety of conflict scenarios and tried to imagine the perspective of one of the people in the photos. Also in language, we worked with our 1M reading buddies on inferring additional understanding from photos and writing.
- Wednesday, May 24th is a half-day. School ends at 11:30am.
- Field trip to Botanical Garden on Tuesday, May 30th (see permission form sent home on Friday)
- Field Day on Friday, June 2nd. More information to come.
On Monday and Tuesday, we finished up our MAP testing. All of us had great focus and stamina!!! Teachers will be working with the data on Wednesday.
We continue to talk about conflict and all its forms. We find it useful to think of it as a challenge, a problem, or tension. All this week we worked with a wide set of pictures which were discussion points for all the different areas where we find conflict. We discussed the different feelings and perspectives that each situation might present.
We're also learning to learn from each other and explore on our own to find the answers. We did a collaborative learning activity with Comic Life to create our own interpretation of our conflict picture - check out our blogs to see our work!
With Math, we continue to wrestle with fractions and understanding parts of whole vs. parts of a group - it's hard!! In reading, we're working on our expression by practicing and performing a Reader's Theater performance, first, for our class and then on Thursday with our 1M Reading Buddies. With our writing, we're learning to be more expressive as well. We'll examining similes and metaphors and how much they can add to our writing and the ways it will help to engage our readers.
This week we shared our adventures from our holiday, continued our discussions about conflict, manipulated fractions to find equivalents, created our own word clouds, and learned a new app to help us design our own Color Symbol Image (CSI) to represent ourselves.
Unit Overview with link to Home Learning Tasks
ES Tech Blog - a guide to apps and resources
Ms. Brewster's Blog
Ms. MacKenty's Blog
Growth Mindset in Maths
ASW Library Database
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