Friday, February 24, 2017
Grade 2 had a fun time working on their sail cars this week in class. Throughout the week they planned and made a sail car that was powered by wind energy from handheld fans. Today was the big race, and the students rose to the challenge!
We also worked on our drawings of structures you can find in Tokyo. Students chose 1 type of building they wanted to draw and identified how that building serves the needs of the community and the different types of materials that go into building them.
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Eren shows the medals that we will be giving out during our Award Ceremony on Tuesday.
The residue left the fingerprint image on the plastic.
We did other activities such as lava lamps, pinhole cameras, mystery science, magnetic nails, static balloons, math, and milky solutions.
Our wrist got sore from fanning so much and the whole school watched!
Here is a picture of most everybody's car.
We sequenced the story events in order by working collaboratively together.
Sean and Eren remembered their passwords and usernames to log into the Math competition. (By the way, these pictures were taken by Emine.) Jin won our whole school estimation contest 3 times out of 4 this week! He estimated everything from blocks to spaghetti and rice grains. Congratulations Jin!
Thursday, February 23, 2017
It was very busy week in Grade One. In addition to our inquiry into How the World Works, we also had Science Week. With students from the other grades we participated in different experiments to learn about magnets, cameras, static electricity and many other exciting new things.
|We began Science Week on Monday by learning about fingerprints.|
|Learning about magnets|
|For our inquiry this week, we studied sound. The students used different recycled materials to create their own instruments. They were curious to see which materials they could use to make loud and soft sounds, as well as high and low pitch sounds.|
|In math we learned about weight and how to use a balancing scale.|
|Working hard on our sail cars.|
|Heavy, heavier, heaviest|
|We ended Science Week with a sail car race. Everyone worked hard on their cars and had a great time.|