Here are our sketches from yesterday:
Here are our new years goals:
Some of us still need to finish; these will be posted tomorrow.
We began the day writing a math pre-assessment for our upcoming unit on time, temperature and money.
Next we had French and the Gym.
After first recess and lunch we had Music.
When we returned, we began our new math unit. First we learned a trick to help us quickly figure out if a month has 30 or 31 days (except for February). We made a fist and used our knuckles to help us. We said the months in order as we moved along our hand, pointing alternatively to our knuckles and to the spaces between our knuckles. Each month that landed on a knuckle has 31 days and each month that land on a space has 30 days, except for February, which has 28 days. When we got to July, we started again with our knuckle on our next hand, so August has 31 days.
We then solved some calendar questions as a class. We were given a chart with specific information and we needed to use a calendar to figure out the answer.
After second recess and lunch we explored how Christmas is celebrated in many different countries; we focused on the United States, England, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, China, Russia and Italy. We worked in partners to teach our peers how Christmas is celebrated in our assigned country. We find many connections when exploring Christmas traditions in all these different countries!!! For example, we found that many countries believed in someone similar to Santa Claus but he has so many different names!! In China he is call Dun Che Lao Ren which means “Christmas Old Man”, in Korea he is called Grandpa Santa (Santa Harabujee), in Italy he is called ‘Babbo Natale’, in France he is called Pere Noel!
Vaibhav was a ‘Risk Taker’ (our learner profile of the month) and was the first to present on the attitude of the month ‘enthusiasm.’ He chose to speak about his dad!! He showed amazing enthusiasm when coming to Canada!!!
Then, Nyla showed us an incredible video she created about her trip to Disney World and about African culture! Check it out!! Amazing action Nyla!!!
She also brought in an African instrument for us to try out!! It was so fun to play music with this instrument!
1. Read for 20 minutes
2. Prepare for Speech
3. Cultural Artifact for tomorrow
4. Sign Math test
5. Math Sheet