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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Tuesday April 3, 2018

Tremendous Thursday!!!!

We began the day with our monthly Learner Profile awards; for March, our learner profile was Caring. Julia and Arya both received the caring award!!! Congratulations!!












Next we had an eggcellent house game!!!! Check it out!!!






When we came to class we talked about our fun and eggciting weekends!!!





Next we had French.

When we returned, we learned about contractions. A contraction is two words combined into one. One or more letters are dropped. A mark called an apostrophe (‘) replaces the missing letters. As a class, we looked at our list words for the week and came to understand the two words that made up each contraction. We then worked in our Spelling workbook.


After first recess and lunch we had Music.

For math today we looked at growing pattern with geometric figures. Students started to investigate this last week during our activity centres.

First, we displayed a pattern of circles, the first with one circle, then two, then three, which grew horizontally. Students accurately figured out that the next frame would be four circle horizontally. We then discussed that when you draw each picture it is called a frame.

Students then worked in partners and made growing patterns using pattern blocks. Here, we tackled some misconceptions through our inquiry that the growing patterns must all be growing the same way each time; this means that it can't grow horizontally, the vertically, then vertically. It's not a growing pattern then.



















After second recess and lunch we watched a Bill Nye video about structures. We learned so much about structures and how they are all around us!! We even learned about natural structures like plants!!!! We discussed the important points as a class. We talked about how strong structures need a solid, wide base. 
When building structures, we can use many different materials for buildings, but some need extra support in their structural components. 

At the end of the day we had an Easter egg hunt!!























See you all tomorrow!!

Homework:

1.     Read for 20 minutes
2.    Math sheet

3.    Spelling pg. 93-96

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