Our week was bookended by two special events. On Monday we commemorated Martin Luther King,Jr. Day by writing and illustrating our dreams for the world. On Friday we celebrated Striker’s Birthday with a group photo, a game for spirit points and yummy cupcakes.
In gym we played two new games; corner ball and pin down. They were both a lot of fun and they really made us sweat!
In Math we have been learning about perimeter (what you walk around) and area (what you dance on). We've also been keeping our addition and subtraction skills sharp with quizzes. In Math Inquiry we got to take thermometers outside for recess. We noticed that the temperature was a lot lower -17 celsius on the thermometers out in the snow compared to the thermometers that were up against the school at -12 celsius. We were wondering if the reason was because the foundation of the school was warm and so it warmed the thermometer.
Science was so much fun this week! We finally got to build some structures and it was great! We were asked to make structures that were STRONG, STABLE and TALL. One of the structures was able to hold 25kg. That is 55 pounds! Wow! The structure is still standing so we will let you know what the final number is. We used our procedural writing knowledge to record what we used and what we did to build our structures.
In Religion we talked about how God might call us to choose a job in the future and that we should listen and look for his signs. We talked about how God called Samuel while he was sleeping and how Samuel thought it was Eli calling him.
We talked about the Catholic Education Goal for the months of January and February. The school focus is on students that collaborative contributors. We are all looking for classmates that are: team players, working on developing their God given gifts, and a person who respects the rights and contributions of others. We will nominate two students from our class.
Our class is also working on designing new “bucket notes” for the primary grades.
In Language we have been working hard on using story organizers to help us get a deeper meaning from the stories we read. We are finding out what the events, problem and solution are in fictional stories. We read a great story called, “Fire on the Mountain” where a young boy outsmarted the richest man in the village. We have also been looking for compound words. Mrs. Aubrey challenged us to think of as many compound words we could think of that begin with snow. We found snowman, snowsuit, snowstorm, snowball, snowfall, snowmobile, snowflake, snowbank, snowboard, snowplow, snowangel, snowshoes, snowcone, snowfort and snowbird. If you can think of anymore snow compound words can you please add them to the comments?