Thank you, to everyone for coming to see Kindergartens performance. They all worked very hard, and really proved that they are risk takers.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
For this unit, the students were inquiring into how "Exploration leads to discovery and develops new understandings". Their summative task was to choose an explorer or scientist to research based upon the three concepts of our inquiry; Causation, Function and Connection. Their task was to find out the "Reasons, feelings attitudes and motivations toward exploration", how the "Tools and methods of exploration" worked, and "What we learn through exploration" and how it is connected between people through time. These were also our three lines of inquiry that helped guide our unit. The students made a non-fiction book about the person and gave a presentation with a demonstration of how the science works. Take a look at them presenting!
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Grade 1 had the chance to visit the Fukugawa-Edo Museum last week. We learned what life was like in Japan 180 years ago. They had a chance to visit different houses and buildings that look like they are from the Edo period. After that, we had a quick visit to Kiyosumi Gardens for a snack and walk around to enjoy nature. It was a great morning! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on our field trip.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
We did the following real-life word problem in Math: Mrs. Mason volunteers to make one prize ribbon for each of the forty-seven students who will attend math camp. Mrs. Mason will decorate each prize ribbon with sequins. Mrs. Mason buys packages of sequins. Each package holds one-fourth of a pound of sequins. Each package has enough sequins to decorate six prize ribbons. How many packages of sequins does Mrs. Mason need to buy to make the prize ribbons? How many pounds of sequins does Mrs. Mason have to buy to make the prize ribbons? What part of a pound of sequins will be used to make each prize ribbon? Show all your mathematical thinking.
We also did a problem about a snowflake about what angles are the outer points on a snowflake.