In our inquiry into 2 D shapes, we decided to step outside the classroom in search of right angles, objects with symmetry, congruency ... acute and obtuse angles. We worked in pairs, took photos, discussed our choices. This led to interesting observations. Connections were certainly made.
"I liked Math because I can go out and look for 2 D shapes in real life. I found right angles in doors. If the door did not have a right angle corner, the door will not close. If the door will not close, the robber will come inside. And I found symmetry in rectangular fence outside. "
In the above photos, we made congruent shapes on Geo boards.
CLARA'S BLOG POST: For this week it was special because it was the new year, the new year was 2018. We start the school on Tuesday. In math we go outside and take a picture of acute angle and obtuse angle… It was so cool!
HUISANG: I enjoyed Music because I learnt to play the recorder. It is easy to play. I am learning the Fight song.
We have launched into an exciting unit on poetry! We started with sharing out thoughts on poetry. Some students said that poems did not have to rhyme, some said that poems had a message.... We wrote acrostic poems, and are now trying to go deeper by using our senses to make our poems more meaningful.
UOI: We began our exploration of the new unit of inquiry into how we express ourselves.
The central idea is: The tools we use affect how we express our ideas.
LINES OF INQUIRY: Artistic expression in different cultures
Our class party to celebrate the end of the semester, and to say good bye to Taiyo and Annie who will be leaving ISS.
Today we had a class party.my mom, natania’s mom, annie’s mom and clara’s dad came over to volunteer.mostly everyone brought their home country’s food. I bring sausages/Huisang bring korean sushi. Jingchong bring A LOT of potato chips.Clara and her dad made and bring waffles!
And a lot other yummy food.After we ate,we had PE.Ms.Musiowsky not Mr. Inman. First,we played octopus 2 times.Then,we played KO-KO. An Indian game. I liked the class party.
But I am now sad because I am leaving ISS.
Today after snack time we do a class party we do sport and after we eat and dance when it was lunch I was not hungry so I stay in the classroom when my dad have to go I was very sad. At lunch time I was not hungry so I dance with Bea and Natania.
I really enjoy the class party this week ,but what is sad ,me and Taiyo is leaving our school.I will miss ISS very much.I think Taiyo will do,too!
SOFIA: I felt really nervous before the performance. When we did I felt really happy and excited.The dancing was really good. We made the band 2 months ago because I really like singing and I knew I wanted to show it to people and I did n’t want to do it alone so I invited other people.
I decided on the name. Monster Music is my first band. I love to perform!
NATANIA: I also felt excited and nervous to perform on stage. My heart was beating fast. I felt happy.
WHAT WE ENJOYED DOING THIS WEEK:
What I enjoyed this week was playing Koh Koh an Indian tag game where you run away from the chasers if you are the runner and if you are the chaser you have to sit near the cones and when someone says Koh and touches your head you get up and chase!!!!!
I liked to do gym. The game was called Koh Koh an Indian game. In the game the boy or the girl need to touch or run. IT WAS SO FUNNY.
IN MATH I liked to do the angle it was so cool when I make an instrument to learn about angles. I liked also Assembly when the band monster dance, danced to the song Havana, and I liked Free choice because I can write the blog post and I can play with Annie.
I enjoyed inquiring into inventions. I watched a movie called Electric Dreams where they showed life in the 1980s. The movie bc when i see the freezer i was shock because it was so small and thick. Freezers today are different because they have more room to put food. There is more place to put your favourite stuff. Like ice creams. I make Coke ice cream and keep in the freezer. Then I can eat every day. The freezer invention has changed our lives because we can store ice. The freezer can store extra food. No need to throw it away. You can eat the food again when you don’t have anything. Example, I ate pizza and I there were 5 slices. I ate 3 slices and kept the 2 in the freezer. Next morning I ate the other 2.
We made presentations on our inventions. I liked Jingchong’s presentation on the light bulb because his voice was clear, and he had good information. But he did not make enough eye contact.
Bea told me about a computer game that I want to try out.
I feel confident about AREA because I am still learning it and it looks. Imagine if you have a square. If the length is 2, and the wide is 4. Then the area is 8 because 4 X 2 = 8.
Area is the space. If there is a stadium, then the area is the space inside the stadium where the people sit.
Dear miss Batlaw, I really enjoyed the Math about perimeter and area this week .I learned that perimeter is something in total around the shape.Area is something that use width times the lenght of a shape .I found it really fun !
SAURISH'S BLOGPOST: This week When I was doing math Permenter and Area was my favorite part.
I enjoyed making the shapes and measuring big objects. We used very long Rulers .
In PE what I liked was aiming with the balls at targets and defending and offending the targets . Also in ART my favorite part was drawing.
And doing the horizontal line with drawing .
This week,I enjoyed making shapes using squares in math in the unit of perimeter.
We made some shapes rectangle ish shapes,shapes just by using 10 squares(1 inch)
Above is a photo of mine and everyone else.
i really enjoyed learning about the light bulb with Bea. It was like having fun!
I learn how the light in the past was made, some interesting stories about Thomas Alva Edison. I learned so many things about light bulb that I could even teach somebody else! I thought Bea can also teach somebody else. I really enjoyed the video that Ms Batlaw showed to us, too about living in the 1970s without technology!
I liked Friday, because I did Perimeter and the gymnastic. It was FUN when I pass the ball to my partners Annie and Mia, I play a FUN game in the game they have had to touch people when the people are touching the people did to do 5 jumping jack, I liked to do daily 5 choice when I do Lexia, raz-kids, mathletics it was so funny when we went to Assembly, in Assembly I liked sing ISS SCHOOL and sing the birthday I liked also the child talking about something we did not do really well we can do better, I liked free choice it was so FUN want we play with the small shapes and Bea
Want to do a big montain of shapes!
Creating our own dances in pe, appreciating each other's writing, learning to write reports - highlights of this week!!
The power of feedback and appreciation -
On Friday, each of the students selected one piece of writing they were exceptionally proud of and offered it to the class community. We read in silence and gave feedback - one thing that we really enjoyed in the stories, and suggested something the student could do to improve .
What students felt when they read each other's work:
BEA: "Exciting. I was curious to see what others wrote."
ANNIE: " I felt happy. I wanted to know if they were writing the same things as I."
What students felt when they gave each other feedback:
"I Felt like a teacher."
" I felt like an author."
"I was scared because I did not know how to say it"
What I liked doing this week was when we did writers appreciation so everyone reads other’s work and I Feel like a teacher, it is like reading students work.
In P.e we are learning some dance moves my partner was Sofia and we get to perform on the stage. I’m telling you it was so fun. It is the Fun Run today and I am really excited.
This week in the 3.2 class we have chosen and wrote some writing when we finished we shared with our class ms.Batlaw hung up papers that said each of our names and people read the writing that everyone did and did 1 complement and one thing you could do better .When everyone read everyone’s writing we all looked at our feedback that the class wrote.
Today at PE we did dance and we got 20 30 min to practice a dance and we would have a choice if we wanted to perform me and Mia performed and it was awesome.we did so many cartwheels and at the end I felt so dizzy but that did not renew how much fun I was having.
This week I enjoyed learning how to use the green screen. I was making a advertismet on the city we were planning. I was wrote a speech too. I enjoyed it because I can choose my own picture for the background. It was a little difficult because we had to speak loudly and not get distracted.It was my first time using the green screen it was very fun.
My favorite part was the green screen because we had to a lot of complicated things like going in apps also choosing photos and writing our speech. And printing are speech on the paper. Also practicing our speech and presenting it also the group and I had to make are own city on a A3 paper . After that our group and I researched on our systems .
BEA'S BLOGPOST: I think the best activity in this week was learning about telling and reading time. I learned that people say to or past in time to explain time in analogue system. For example 45 past 2 or 15 to 2. I think the games in time are very fun because you get to sometimes teach your classmates some corrections in saying time but they get better and better.
HUISANG (ABOVE with Mr Gallagher):
I enjoyed speaking in front of the green screen because I wrote a funny script on sanitation. I was not shy. I worked well with my group.
This week I liked make a video of Water System and insert the image, I like also math, in the math we learn how to use coordinates and compass directions. I liked to make the small traverse of the figure with left and right. I liked the activities in PE, I liked to jump, to run
to play with my friend, I liked to go to the library and to keep the book at home. I liked the free choice and assembly.
THREE WAY CONFERENCES:
ANNIE'S FAVOURITE MOMENTS THIS WEEK:
I really enjoy the 3 ways conference this week.I am really excited to tell my mother about my studies in our school.I think my mother is excited to know about my study ,too!I could not wait to told her about my studies next time!
WHAT LUCY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT ......
Today my class was filming our videos for our systems in our city.I think my voice was good but not the best.I had fun filming our videos and choosing the background for green screen.filming was fun and scary.Today was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I made a video on healthcare.
I enjoyed it because I learnt a new skill.
We worked well as a team. I was scared when I had to speak before the screen. It was scary. I thought I would mess up and I didn’t want to embarrass myself.
Yesterday we read to K1. I liked it because my buddy could read. And she liked the same books as I did when I was in K1. She asked me to read the same book over and over again. Never wanted to choose a new book.
MIA: my reading buddy was not shy. She loves high 5s. I gave her high 5s every two pages to encourage her.
LUCY: I thought my buddy was so cute! She loved giving me hugs. Every time we finished reading a book, she would run to get a new book.JINGCHONG: was very fun to read to the little kids because I like to read to others.
CLARA: I read in English to my buddy. I liked the book.
Natania: I enjoyed asking questions to check for understanding.