We began the day with a special commemoration for the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team. We learned how communities all over Canada and all over the world are helping to show their support to the families and friends affected by this tragedy. We also had a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives.
When we returned to class we wrote a pre-assessment for our upcoming writing unit about how to write a persuasive advertisement.
Next we had French and then Gym.
After first recess and lunch we had music.
When we returned, we learned more about measuring using centimetres and metres. We made a list of various objects we could measure using centimetres (examples: bird, pencils, crayons, shopkins etc.) and objects we could measure using metres (yourself, a car, steel rod, the length and width of a white board). We then worked in partners measuring various objects using centimetres and metres.
Next we went over to Ms. Smith’s class to check out their summative project. The students made dolls associated with their culture and even dressed themselves up just like their dolls!!!
After second recess and lunch we did an experiment to better understand how the height of a structure affects its stability. We used three tubes (small, medium, and tall) and we tested which tubes fell first when we created a mini earthquake. As scientist, we made our hypothesis first and then performed our experiment three times. Check it out!!
We came to a better understanding of how the stability of a structure is affected by the height. So taller structures can be more unstable than smaller structures and therefore there need strong materials and a good foundation to remind strong and stable!
At the end of the day, many of us got seeds from the Grade 6 exhibition group so we can plant a tree. What an incredible way to help our planet! Great action Grade 2’s!!!
1. Read for 20 minutes
2. Spelling test tomorrow
3. Math sheet (Most students completed in class)