We started this week off with Fraction Bingo in math. Students worked to create their Bingo boards, which were used throughout this week. They are becoming more confident using fraction names, such as 'one third' and 'two fourths' when explaining the fractional part. We've worked together on some word problems, figuring out how we could split two pizzas between eight students, or 10 cookies amongst three children. They're using counters, white boards and each other to talk through different strategies. Next week, we will move into telling time, as some students have started to make the connection with telling time, using the words 'quarter' and 'half'.
Students are well into their habitat research and are now beginning to work in their individual projects. We created a list as a class which included many different ideas about how they could share their learning. Some ideas included making a book, poser, slide show, game, song, 3D model, or poem. We will continue finishing up research and projects next week, as we move more into the imbalances in habitats. We also reviewed Cause & Effect, and made connections to our unit of inquiry. Ask your children about 'Operation Cat Drop.' They were fascinated by the 'chain reaction' of killing mosquitos in Borneo, and the effect this had on the food web in that area. Some students began discussing habitats around Singapore and began to express their concern about how many MRT stations are being constructed, but in order to build, they are cutting down many trees and taking away habitats. This leads us well into next week as we begin to explore facts vs. opinion and persuasive writing.
Students completed an end of year writing task, and finished up our exploration of poetry. They used the unit books to record cause and effect and shared their findings with each other.
Just a few reminders about next Friday:
Friday, 26 May
* Free Dress Day/Dress like you're favourite food - The theme will be "Food Day", in which students can dress as their favourite food. This is in support of our work with working towards Zero Hunger and the Singapore Food Bank. Students should bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation. Dressing as their favourite food is optional.
* Art Exhibition 6-7:30pm
* All Books Returned - All books needs to be returned to the library as check out has ended for this school year.
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!
Other ISS Sites