On Monday and Friday morning, the class got to work with Mr. Levy for Maker Space! It was so much fun!
We continued working on Real Script and practiced letter formation within structural families, in particular emblem u letters, emblem n letters, and vertical and diagonal downstroke letters.
On Friday we read with 3B for the LAST time!
In Maths, we completed the post assessment for Unit 8 and the pre-assessment for our last Unit in Maths for the year! The class was introduced to the new unit on geometry and matched 3D Geoblocks to 2D outlines (‘footprints’) of Geoblock faces. In our books, we had to determine the identity of a mystery object, given its 2D outline and worked to match 2D pictures of Geoblocks to actual blocks. We discussed strategies for matching 2D representations to 3D objects.
The class also played ‘Blocks in a Sock’ using tactile information to try to identify a 3D shape.
As a class, we looked at some Mystery Boxes and talked about what kind of box we think it could be and why. We discussed characteristics of boxes, like the number of faces. It was fun revealing the mystery boxes.
We had to draw a picture of a given Geoblock building as accurately as possible. We also constructed a Geoblock building and then tried to represent the geometric characteristics of it on paper. We had fun building with the Geoblocks!
The class discussed buildings they have seen in their community and buildings they want their class Geoblock town to have. In pairs, we chose a building to design, build, and draw for the class town.
In Art, we got to use the Art room in the Fine Arts building and created a mosaic with many small colored pieces of cutout shapes to fill an insect outline.
In IPC, we continued working on our insect research project finding information from a range of different resources.
We started preparing our posters which we will use to present our information to the class next week.