**Reminder** No school for students on Monday, January 30th.
This week we continued with our science, measuring, and non-fiction focus.
In Mathematics, we continue to practice our speed math and we’ve hit a new milestone – over 50% of us are completing the whole page of mixed equations in under three minutes and thirty seconds!! We are awesome at Math!!
We also reviewed, practiced, and assessed our skills of liquid measurement with hands-on application. We used graduated cylinders to create and read a variety of measurements. A catchy song reminded us to always look at the bottom of the meniscus! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jbkk6ndivM
During our inquiry time, we explored another form of energy, light. We used a problem-based learning approach to inquire into the different types of clothes we wear and why. We discovered that, along with helping us accentuate our culture and personality, they provide a practical function of absorbing and/or reflecting light. This is important because light will always create heat and heat is an element we, as warm-blooded beings, need in the right amount. Too little and we will freeze; too much and we’ll burn or be sick.
We continued with our informational writing project and moved from our researching and drafting stage to editing, revising, and publishing. Soon, each of us will have our own informational book published and added to our class library!
To assist us with our research, Ms. Sheehan joined us on Tuesday to talk about evaluating websites for accuracy and reliability. We learned that we need to look for extra sources, recent updates, and verifiable authors. She got our attention with this amazing BBC April Fool’s joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4
We visited our Grade 1 Reading Buddies on Thursday and introduced them to the Travelling Tales project. They will complete a project during the next cycle in February. We watched our video, discussed the 5 part story mountain, and then worked on our own ‘Travelling Tale’ in class by trading writing parts with others and building off of stories that other students had created.
Finally, on Friday, we had the most fun during our Carnival parade! Thanks to all the parents for helping us with our amazing costumes and for joining us!
Coming up next week:
**If you made it this far, congrats! You win a prize! Say code word 'Yoda' to Ms. D for your prize.....shhhh, don't tell others
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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