This week we had our ISA test. Students worked hard to prepare for the test.
We will be starting our new unit How the World Works in time for Science Week next week.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
In Music Class, the Grade 4, 5 and 6 students are starting to work together to learn different songs that will be played at the year end performance. After getting together in a group, they decide on a song they would like to play, listen to the song and determine what instruments there are, choose an instrument to play, and then work together to learn the song and play it together. It's a long process that requires many skills to get it all done, but I hope that they will have a large variety of songs ready for you to hear at the performance!
We made another microscope to observe the world around us.
This time the children used a plastic container, aluminum foil, tape, an index card, and a straight pin
By putting a small hole in the card, it acted as a focal point to enlarge the viewing of a pin.
The students went to stations this week and one of the stations was a puzzle center.
The puzzle turned out to be a cute dog surrounded by hearts.
Most everybody was caring and helped make a Maglev train in preparation of Science Week. This project helped us learn about symmetry.
We also were communicators and make posters about the attributes of magnets. This poster is Darth Vader. It explains that magnets have forces.
Another poster told about opposites attracting to each other.
We found out that magnets have a north and a south pole also.
Of course, magnets are strong and they can pick up paperclips and this dinosaur.
Magnets have fields a little different from this one.
Steel like magnets. This poster is designed after the American National Football League team the Pittsburg Steelers.
This mystery picture help the children's curiosity and made them listen to directions.
We are still painting birds to show that some birds don't fly home for winter and learn some art techniques.
Our PE class.
The benefits of PE are
- Improved physical fitness
- Skill and motor skills development
- Provides regular, healthful physical activity
- Teaches self discipline
- Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness
- Influence moral development, leadership, cooperate with others
- Stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety
- Strengthened peer relationships
- Physical education can improve self-confidence and self-esteem
- Respect - PE helps you respect your body, classmates and teammates
- Experience in setting goals
- Improved academics
Transdisciplinary theme: How the world works
Central Idea: Materials used to further human progress provide challenges and benefits for society and the environment.
Related concepts: Transformation, consequences and impact
Lines of Inquiry:
Change: Changes that materials must undergo to fulfill our needs.
Connection: How societies take advantage of the properties of materials.
Responsibility: The impact of retrieval, production and use of materials on the environment.
This week, we have started our new unit of inquiry. First of all, we have chosen our books and discussed about what topics we are going to search about. After that, we decided to learn more about how plastic and wood are used for the benefits of society and what processes are needed to make these materials useful for various purposes. In addition to our inquiry, we have done our ISA external assessment test. It was a good opportunity to reflect on our progress in math and language literacy.