During writing, we worked together as a group to recall events from the month of September. There were too many to include all of them! The boys and girls then chose which of the events to include in their individual memory books. Each student received a printout of the ideas that were generated. They were shown how to use their highlighters to mark which sentences they wished to use.
Today's math lesson focused on identifying and describing 3-D shapes according to the number of faces, edges, and vertices. The students each received a cube box to take home. Later, we were surprised a mystery envelope that was left in the room. There were oddly shaped colorful papers inside. We figured out that the papers could be folded to create 3-D shapes! After this, we watched a brief video about 3-D shapes and shape nets. Ask your child what a triangular prism looks like and what a cuboid is!
Following P.E., we quickly checked our wheat in straws investigation. A few wheat seeds had tiny roots, but not all of them. We will check the straws again tomorrow!
After an introduction to the compass rose, the boys and girls began working on a map project. Their task is to identify the continents by shape, place them correctly on a paper in relation to each other, and then label them. The students began cutting out the pieces necessary for this project today. They clipped the small pieces together with a clothespin. We will continue this activity tomorrow.
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