Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

We spent this week working with two-dimensional shapes. We focused on making shapes and designs with smaller shapes. We used tangrams and had to use only the designated shapes to create a design. This was hard and the kids focused so hard to meet each challenge!

We used shapes to model objects from our world. Here is a building.
 Here is a rocket.

We used toothpicks and marshmallows to represent sides and vertices to create shapes. We made triangles, squares, rectangles, and hexagons.
Next week in math we will review different skills. Students will do an assessment with me one-on-one for two dimensional shapes early next week.

In Science, we learned about wild reindeer. We learned they have furry noses to help them dig in the snow for lichen. Our study wrapped up by writing a Reindeer Report. I asked the kids to try to write two pages, with one sentence on each page. I had students asking for third and fourth pages! They were so proud of themselves (and so am I!) I will send home the reports and our reindeer crafts at the end of next week.

We did an experiment to show how reindeer's hooves help them walk on the snow. We pressed our hands into sand flat, and then with just one finger. No one could push the sand down with their hand open, but everyone shoved their finger right in.

We started talking about Christmas traditions today. Next week, we will learn about Christmas in Mexico, Germany, and Italy.

Friday, we will be watching a movie in the afternoon. I will provide a snack, but we are not having a party, and any treats you send in will be sent home with the students in their backpacks.

Please return all library books on Tuesday. We will check out new books in January.

Have a wonderful weekend! The weather should be great for December!
:) Miss McPheron

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