We continued exploring the different words in our new central idea: Exchange systems help our community. Mr. Gallagher came into to help students set up their Google slides for this unit. We will be documenting our learning and reflecting via Google slides, which will soon be uploaded into the online portfolios. We also began a 'Book Walk', where we explored different books to identify the types of exchange and the causation in various books. Students received new words this week, and will be working with these words for one more week. Author, Dave Lowe, spoke to our class about writing, and gave us some great ideas. He told us that he edits his books up to 30 times! We came back to class after listening to him and began making edits to our own writing. We also made a list of "What if?" ideas to help us in our next story writing task. On Tuesday, some students met with Grade 8 students to listen to stories in different languages. Friday concluded our Literacy Week with a book character dress up and parade! What a fun week listening to stories, reading, and writing.
Our math unit continues to be integrated into much of our Unit of Inquiry, and after exploring currency from around the world, we began looking closely at Singapore currency. After examining different coins and recording our observations on paper, we started looking at how many cents make a dollar, and different combinations of coins to make the same amount. We will continue our work with adding coins next week, up to and beyond $1/100 cents.
Next week, we will also start preparing for three way conferences. Please make sure you sign up for a time slot from the link that has been emailed out on Thursday.
We are 7 and 8 year old students who live in Singapore. Our teacher, Ms. Luttrell, will be helping us write blog posts throughout the year!
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