In math, we started this week with a review of subtraction strategies. Students showed each other strategies that worked for them, and tried new strategies for larger numbers. What we are noticing, though, is that many students would benefit from more practice with basic math facts, adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers. We then explored maps again, added to our See-Think-Wonder and began thinking about the form and function of maps. Some online mapping games were played, and we will continue exploring grids after the holiday.
Our field trip to the museum on Monday provided a good introduction into our exploration of artefacts and archeology. We began reading about archeologists and what their job is, what tools are used, and what skills they need to do their job. We made connections to the skills we practice in class, and also to our lines of inquiry. There was one page of the book that explained why a grid system is used by archeologists, and some students made the connection to maps, and noticed the longitude and latitude lines on the globe. After the break, we will explore Google Earth, Pompeii and speak with some archeologists. Mr. Gallagher also worked with students on Tuesday, using the Beebots to create a map. Students used their thinking and cooperation skills in order to work together to successfully create a maze for the Beebot to travel.
We concluded our exploration of book reports, as students wrote their own, and then typed it up. Once we are back from the holiday, students will add pictures to their book report and these will be on display outside our classroom. Many students are adding some great reasons to read the book in their recommendation! We will then move onto explanation writing.
New words will be given after the holiday. The only home learning for the holiday is to keep reading. This can be reading to self, reading to family, listening to someone else read or using RazKids.
Have a relaxing holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone back in April!
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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